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
'As a storyteller, he is up there in the Dickens class.' (The Times)
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By far the best. A good long book that you can really settle into.
Just goes to show that a well written book and a great narration makes for an outstanding listen. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to try Stephen King.
Everything, definitely Stephen King's best as others have said.
Tom Cullen and Nick.
Neither although Tom Cullen always made me smile, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
I had read "Under the dome" and enjoyed that but I think this one was better. Great value for money as such a long book and I listen to them whilst I am cleaning out stables every day. I actually looked forward to cleaning the stables with this one in my pocket though. I listened to "Revival" after this one as I enjoyed "The Stand" so much, but I thought it was too far out for me and put me off Stephen King, which is a shame.
Just a purely brilliant character driven book..
Something wrong with you if you don't like it.
Exactly what I hoped from the Master of Horror, and more. Well narrated, and characters I'll remember for the rest of my life.
"enjoyable but very detailed book"
A book with amazing detail, which can be difficult to keep ordered in your head while listening. A very enjoyable way to spend 40+ hours. Will probably do a relisten some time in the future.
"Does not Disappoint."
Having read the book well over twenty years ago and having seen the tv miniseries I was curious as to what the experience of listening to this audio book would add to my enjoyment of the story. I was grinning as I heard the introduction and the promise of additional content despite the fact that I could not clearly remember the book I had read and was more familiar with the story told on tv. The audio book creates a vivid, deep story which while long is always entertaining and has great pace. The narration is first rate and by chapter 20 or so one can easily recognize characters without the need for the text to introduce them. This book kept me happy during well over a month of commutes and is still a stand out title of its genre.
First audio book I've listened to and thought I'd start with a monster.
took me two weeks of intense listening to finish it but it was so immersive.
"Loving my new found love of Steven king"
I'm a newbie to audiobooks and have downloaded quite a few but have only managed to finish Steven King books. This is my second one, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I felt I got to know the characters well and can't wait to listen to the next book.
Stephen King at his best. Long but worth the effort. Fantastic story telling read very well. Loved it - absolutely brilliant.
"Stephen King at his absolute best"
My first audiobook and a mighty tome but would highly recommend - beautifully narrated by Grover Gardner
This is really a sizeable collection of stories threaded together within an overall apocalyptic vision - the very strong beginning is reminiscent of the recent Ebola outbreak despite being written 30 years earlier and the themes stay long after the book is finished. Far, far better than the TV series.
i would happily listen to this narrator again but he does not seem to have much available in the UK....
It is a very long book (over 30 hours) and neither the story or narrator's voice ever got boring - Even the Frannie character who seemed to cry every single time she appeared was irritating but not dull. Genuinely exciting and scary when you are listening while driving on winter's nights alone in your car. I loved it!
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