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The Stand Audiobook

The Stand

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Publisher's Summary

"First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms."

For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are listening to 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 Audio

What the Critics Say

'As a storyteller, he is up there in the Dickens class.' (The Times)

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  • Stacy
    4/24/16
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    "amazing!"

    another incredible book by Stephen King! glad I had read the dark tower series by him first though.

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  • Thad Beumont
    Edinburgh
    4/21/16
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    "A king classic, well read"

    Really enjoyed listening to this version of a king classic. The voice acting was spot on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jon Benn
    4/21/16
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    "amazing"

    really enjoyed this, gutted it's over and will be picking up a copy to read now it's. one of the best novels I've ever listened to.

    King at his best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. R. L. Relton
    Kent, United Kingdom
    4/15/16
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    "An excellent book and an excellent read."

    I really do love this Stephen King story. The narrator took a little time to get used to but I have to say did a brilliant performance of bringing the many characters to life. Excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • teresa holmes
    4/14/16
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    "good story but over for described and too long."

    liked it on long car journeys but too much detail.
    Most exciting was first 10% and last 10%.
    Would recommend the original version perhaps?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Olivia Dryden
    4/5/16
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    "A rich story"

    An a amazingly well written book which, perhaps due in part to its length, paints fantastic back stories to each character.

    It wasn't all I expected it to be and certainly not as gripping, but I did enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hartland Ellis
    3/27/16
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    "Amazing."

    Amazing listen, lacks none of the atmosphere of the written book. Performance great and beings this fantastic story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damo
    3/25/16
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    "Plenty of Listening (Spoiler Alert)"

    First off this is a long book. It took me about two weeks to finish it, and that was listening every day.

    I found the start really good. A killer disease wipes out nearly everyone, and the individual experiences of the main characters as they take to the road. Brilliant. That was pretty much book one.

    (Spoilers abound here so be warned.)

    Later on, things boil down to a fight between good and evil. God is sending messages and let's face it, when God picks a side they're usually going to win, sure with a few deaths along the way, and a few surprises, sure.

    The all-powerful Randy Flagg gets less and less scary and all-powerful the more we learn about him. His 'defeat' was disappointing. The narrator's voice for the character is also quite different in the end from the way it was in the beginning - losing the playful menace that it had when we first meet him. Apart from that I found Gardner very good.

    Some of the ideas explored by the sociologist in the book are interesting and could have been developed into storylines themselves.

    I also got so sick of Fran Goldsmith that I hoped she'd die just to put an end to her crying!

    I will say again, though, as a book to listen to while driving, this is the job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric
    3/15/16
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    "Started off great."

    Was really interesting to begin with but then got too religious and went into fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    3/10/16
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    "masterpiece"

    masterpiece from King and gardner. thank you!
    I needed another 8 words for the review. thanks again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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