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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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  • NiceButCrazy
    6/30/15
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    "Very long but well worth sticking with"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - the story is excellent, but also the themes within it are a reflection of good vs evil and the relationships of humans


    What did you like best about this story?

    Stu Redman; a character in The Stand, is a character that I have cared for the most compared with any other I have ever read


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The prison scene with Randall Flag


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There already is a film of this book but watch the film after reading the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James B.
    6/27/15
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    "Defo worth a listen!"

    This was the first Stephen king book I have ever read or listen to! Although long and at times I struggled with some sections as there was a lot detail, I'm really sad when this finished! Need to pick my next Stephen king listen now!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ron P.
    6/11/15
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    "King Classic"
    What did you like most about The Stand?

    Length of story allowed characters to develop


    What did you like best about this story?

    People recovering from impossible situations


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Christmas Day with Stu and Tom


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Never


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William L Belfield
    6/10/15
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    "One of the best modern classics"

    Don't be put off by the author, this is a brilliant book, in the unabridged form it's also a massive read. This year (typically read this every four or five years) I went for the audio book version and loved it, substituted my holiday read.

    in one sentence, no spoilers - global plague, few survivors, good vs evil, the stand, the aftermath, full circle.

    There is a film from the early 90's that is true to the book, but 7hrs of film against 48h solid reading means that some detail and characters are missed out. There are plans to do a remake in a similar vein to The Hunger Games which I'm looking forward to seeing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss D.
    6/4/15
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    "Not sure..."

    The story kept me coming back for more, I finished it within two weeks. Some good characters, who stephen king really develops, but ultimately nothing dramatic really happens. a good way to spend some time, maybe as he at the end of the dark tower it is about the story and journey rather than the end goal, but I'm not quite sure

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  • Mr. A. Moore
    Redditch UK
    6/2/15
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    "Kings best?"

    Tremendous value. A great story, fantastic performance, great characters. Gripping to the end. Recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Haughton, United Kingdom
    5/31/15
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    "Oh so good"

    Cracking stuff. Never read the edited version and enjoyed this the full version as written. A classic. Superb narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CarlisleWeeps
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom
    5/29/15
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    "Good plot and narration, one annoying character!"
    Would you listen to The Stand again? Why?

    I would probably listen to it again, but in a couple of years as it is rather long although unlike some of King's other 'sagas' this didn't drag for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Glen Bateman, who foresaw how society would re-emerge and Tom Cullen, for his innocence and good nature. I ABSOLUTELY couldn't stand Frannie, she was so annoying and self centred. I just wanted to shake some sense into her.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    His accents were good, not too 'in your face' and I liked his pace and intonation


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luned Davis
    5/28/15
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    "Superb"

    This was the second time I have listened to this audiobook, previously I have read the book twice and watched the film so really love this story but I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook am delighted I bought it and will be listening to it again in the future no doubt. Recommend to anyone to get.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • daniel
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    5/26/15
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    "Classic Battle of good and evil after pandemic"

    One of my favourites from childhood...Just brilliantly read by Grover Gardener.Highly recommended!!!! Still one of Kings' very best,just buy it,you won't be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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