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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"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!
"A "Stand"ing applause"
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Grover Gardner's narration is perfect and although it took me a moment or two to get used to it, when I did get used to it I couldn't imagine anything else.
The story is essentially in parts but it works well and none of the epicness and grand-scale story is lost. The story does get a bit weird at the end but I was by no means disappointed with the ending, and it was by no means a hard book to finish.
I'd have no hesitation in recommending this. To anyone.
"One of the Best books i ever read"
Mr King makes you want to turn the next page as quickly as possible,Great book i think its his best.
"This is one of the best books."
Yes I would and have recommended this book to various people.
All of it is memorable.
Grover Gardner is an amazing reader. Think I will get some more books done by him.
It would be very tiring listening to this in one sitting as its nearly 48hrs long.
Stephen King is one of my favourite authors hope they do all his books on here.
"Once you start, you can't stop!"
By far the best. I enjoyed this unabridged version read expertly by Grover Gardner whilst commuting to work, a several hour journey twice a week. This audio book seemed to fast forward time and I found myself looking forward to being stuck in traffic on the M1.
I listened to the unabridged version. I chose this audio book as I had read the book and was fond of the story. I had no idea that there were so many characters and different paths for the imagination to tramp down from the edited book I first read. No mention of the 'secondary plague' in the first book or Trash Can Mans tormentor. My favourite part of the book is at the stage when all who are going to die of Captain Trips have done so and the different characters are still wondering around trying to find a reason to go on.
I was very impressed by this gentleman's passion for the storey. I could tell in his voice that he too was enjoying the tale. I particularly liked the way he did not try to imitate a woman's voice when reading female parts. I have found this very off putting in other narrators.
In short - yes. In reality at 47 hours long, probably impossible.
If you were to listen to this book for 20mins, that's you hooked. A tale to be heard again and again.
"Huge book. Classic narration."
Yes, but only if I have a spare month; it is enormous. It takes real commitment, but worth it.
I read Under The Dome last year. Another meaty tome. King returns to the epic.
Well read, never got dull. He managed to inject life into all the characters, and they were legion, without relying on ridiculous accents and quirks. He doesn't do many books in this genre, pity.
Standing room only. (sorry)
One of the best ways to make the long commute to work enjoyable.
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