On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm.
One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin....
©2001 Stephen King and Peter Straub; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc., Recorded with the Permission of The Ballantine Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
Audie Award Winner, Fiction (unabridged), 2002
"A classic...rare and dazzling...a journey to rival the greatest adventure stories ever told." (New York Daily News)
"Extraordinary...makes your hair stand on end." (The Washington Post)
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
What a great story of love, fear ,loss, greed and spirit.
I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this story.. it is a wonderfully fun and exciting journey into a world of fantasy. If your looking for something to take you in and grab you then try this story.. just great.
I would definitely listen to this book again the narrator Frank Muller is an awesome interpreter of the story. King and Straub tap into your imagination that takes you on a great journey with Jack Sawyer a young man on a quest to save his mother.
I loved when Jack (the herd) meets Wolf
yes, if it was a different narrator
I was so disappointed in the narrator's voice. I was so looking forward to a Stephen King novel. However, after 5 minutes of listening, I had to turn off my IPod. I have never heard such a horrible narrator in my life. I listen to audio books every day while taking care of my farm, and have NEVER had to stop listening due to poor narration.
I can't rate the book because I did not even listen to it.
Frank Muller was great as the narrator in the Dark Tower books, but I thought his narrative in The Talisman to be rapid fire and unsettling. Maybe he was told it had to be read under X amount of hours, and thus, it was read way too fast. I couldn't stay with it.
I read the book years ago and really enjoyed it.
Just another book reader......but a book reader with style and panache!!!!
I have read the book multiple times........its one of my favorites. And the follow up BLACK HOUSE is right there too.
This is a keeper....
I bought this on CD years ago only to have my husband co-worker destroy one of the CDs. This was the main reason I joined audible to have a more cost effecient way to listen to this story again. I've also read the book multiple times. This is great for LONG car rides. Frank Muller is my favorite narrator too. Highly recommend this story. You will fall in love with Jack, Wolf, and really root them on to succeed in their quest. Enjoy!
We love Wolf!
No pee on the popcorn please....Wolf!
An epic adventure unlike no other that has come before.
The story ended up being very good but don’t waste your money buy and read the book. Frank Muller’s narration was the worst performance I have listened too. I will never purchase another audio book that he performs. The performance was so bad this is one of the first reviews I have done.
I loved this book! Not a scary book,more of an adventure/fantasy.Starts off slow but builds up.One of kings best.
I read this book because I accidentally listened to "The Black House" which features Jack Sawyer (the young boy in this novel) as a grown up policeman.
I enjoyed about 95% of this, but started to be able to predict what was going to happen in the last couple of chapters. That aside, its awesome King. This story has a lot to do with the different worlds that we encounter throughout the Dark Tower series. Very cool. I recommend this, and Black House (in either order).
As usual Frank Muller makes this story come to life. When I dont have any particular book I am looking for, I search for books narrated by him and listen to one of those.
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