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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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  • The Rosslecopter
    7/24/15
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    "Brings the story to life"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Stand to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I read The Stand twice before and I felt Grover Gardner really brought the book to life for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stand?

    I felt the whole eerie feeling he creates in the early part of the book to be absolutely bang on.


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favourite?

    Grover Gardner performs all characters well, you're never left wondering who just spoke, he captures their characters very nicely


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

    At nearly 50 hours that would not really be possible


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Andy
    7/21/15
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyed"
    If you could sum up The Stand in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, exhilarating & excellent :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Larry Underwood. I related to him in the
    way that he wanted to be a nice guy but had this overwhelming streak
    of self-interest (the kind of thing that only pisses off people who aren't
    you. + How he never wanted to be in charge, but never turned away from it.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Too many!!!
    - When the Trashcan man is with the kid and the part where he goes to the military base to find the nuke..
    - Stu's fight with Elder i think his name was and his scary escape from the building.
    - Nicks fight with Ray Booth and when him & Tom are traveling and they almost get caught by a tornado
    - The shootout with the crazy guys who had the women as prisoners


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the free zone committee was discussing to send Tom to the west.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, really loved the characters - Makes me interested in to read more Stephen King Novels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Neill
    7/20/15
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    "Simply Amazing"
    If you could sum up The Stand in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing Epic Gripping


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stand?

    Larry in the Lincoln Tunnel, I have read it many times and still feel the fear and claustrophobia and have to get to the end of that chapter every tme to make sure he gets out.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The first scene with the escape from the compound if i does not happen the book does not happen and it is so well written, so desperate and quick.


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

    No, it is good to wait and enjoy, you want to keep coming back to it but you want to devour it quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    This is possibly my favourite book of all time and this reading is amazing and I am so happy that I took teh time to enjoy this and know I will listen to this again in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KR Keogh
    London, England
    7/19/15
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    "Second "

    But definitely not the last time I will listen to this book. It is fabulous!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    7/12/15
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent story, as you would expect from Stephen King. Exceptionally well read. A real joy to hear the characters brought to life this way having read the book several times and this narrator was absolutely brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    7/8/15
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    "Epic"

    I love the narrator's ability to capture all the voices of the many and varied characters. I'm tempted to start all over again having only just finished as I'll miss his lilting tones. The religious theme was tough for the atheist in me, but wasn't unbearable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

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