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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"A long story with no substance"
This was an arduous read. Was recommended after reading a number of dystopian fantasy but a waste of my time. Stuck with it because i had got so far and thought it was take some clever twists - but no. Very poor.
"have to love him"
wow what a book as always mr king really cant put them down so tempted to red anotjer
"My all time favourite Stephen King book"
Love this... thank you Audible for helping me to rediscover my love of books. The lilting voice of the narrator made listening a pleasure.
"Excellent narration for this epic tale."
My first Stephen King but won't be my last. This is a post apocalyptic tale with religion, philosophy and supernatural thrown in for good measure. The narrator is perfect, keeping the main characters clearly defined whilst maintaining the flow of the story. Not easy in such a long book. I shall miss his voice as I work.
"Some Great Charecters"
There are some inspiring charecters in the book, and the musings are intelligent and thought provoking. The implecations of germ warfare and society rebuilt.
I didn't enjoy the Christian overtones, they felt tired and too.. well, American. And the book is quite misogynistic, the women are all carbon copies of each other, whilst the men get actual personalities.
Saying that I did enjoy the book, it goes at a slow walking place through a long story. While it lacks a real climax it never bored me. Would reccomend.
"Good VS Evil"
A long tale depicting an apocalyptic world and the battle of good and evil.
enjoyed the book but could have happily dropped the last chapter or so
"This book has stayed with me..."
I loved the narrator's voice and I think that held my attention in what is a very long book
Hard to say but Tom Cullen was a very strong, different hero to the norm. Less obvious than the other heros in the book. I didn't really like Franny. If you met her in the flesh she'd be very annoying, very full of herself. But, as in real life, you can't like everyone in a book.
Tom Cullen and probably Larry, because Larry wasn't meant to be overly likeable in the beginning and he was the character that developed the most.
I'm not going to say too much but I love Kojak.
My friend and I listened to this at the same time - a bargain of a book for 47 hours worth of listening. I became completely hooked but she was not so keen, so I guess this book is not for everyone. In my head all the characters have become real so I can see why, as he says in his introduction, Stephen King often gets asked how the characters are getting on now - as if they are real living somewhere (probably in Boulder). It may not be a classic, it may not appeal to everyone, it may not be the world's most beautifully written book but I loved it and has sealed my opinion that King is a master story teller.
Stephen King hates adverbs, allegedly. So I was surprised to find thousands of them in this book. A book that becomes your good friend for a week or so, then swiftly forgotten.
It's an enjoyable listen. The narrator is great, when it comes to male characters. All females however, sound like dimwits. May be due to both the writing and the narrator, but I started skipping past the females after a while. I'm neither a feminist nor a female and rarely notice such things, but all females sound the same here: meek and daft. Apart from that, I enjoyed it :).
Delivered for the full 40 hours
Loved every minute and could have listened for another 40!!
stories within a story.
extremely well narrated.
this book does not disappoint in any way whatsoever!
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