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The Stand Audiobook

The Stand

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Publisher's Summary

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.

And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail - and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.

Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition includes more than 500 pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic.

For hundreds of thousands of fans who read or listened to The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are hearing The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

©1978 Stephen King (P)2012 Random House

What the Critics Say

"A master storyteller." (Los Angeles Times)

"[The Stand] has everything. Adventure. Romance. Prophecy. Allegory. Satire. Fantasy. Realism. Apocalypse. Great!" (The New York Times Book Review)

"As brilliant a dark dream as has ever been dreamed in this century." (Palm Beach Post)

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    Friðbjörn 03-20-16
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    "It's 5/5 for devout Christians."

    But too religious for me. absolutely not bad though. Narrator's performance was good and I can remember only one moment when it faultered.

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    Mathew Slapski 03-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    I loved both the story and the narrator! I didn't want to stop listening, and will miss the characters as if I knew them.

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    carrie Los Angeles, CA, US 03-16-16
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    "Fantastic story!"

    Fantastic story and, as always, fantastic writing.
    Stephen King is so good at story telling and character development - I felt like I knew these characters. Lightening up the darkest places with his signature wit, I laughed out loud at times. Almost 50 hours of listening flew by! The narrator is also fantastic - has to be one of the best listens I ever had with audible.

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    justin 03-15-16
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    "Just listen. Lose yourself to this masterpiece"

    Just finished this for a second time.
    Few books how the power to transport as this one does. Few writers can bring characters to life the way King can. And this... Is King at his finest. Listen. Let yourself be carried away.

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    Tracy Jenkins San Bernardino,Ca 03-13-16
    Tracy Jenkins San Bernardino,Ca 03-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "classic "

    it's just a classic Stephen King. Amazed at how all of his books tie together

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    The Dude Mpls, MN 03-12-16
    The Dude Mpls, MN 03-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Great"

    I originally read this book when it first came out years ago. I had an itch to read it again however I don't have the time and found this audible version to be fantastic. It's a big time commitment but well worth it.

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    Patrick 03-11-16
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    "So good I wish I read it"

    It was a fantastic book. I wish I had been able to read it so I could have given it my undivided attention. definitely recommend it.

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    Keith 03-11-16
    Keith 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!"

    I have listened to this multiple times. Download and take your "Stand" right now! :)

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    Nathan G. 03-11-16
    Nathan G. 03-11-16
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    "Christian apologetics"

    An okay story with an intresting cast of characters and highly overt Christian apologetics. Overall I was disappointed.

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    Kevin Bailey 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Big Fan"

    One of my favorite books. Well read, as well. A novel of the future of the world created in this book is welcomed.

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