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Thinner

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Publisher's Summary

The unpause-able novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes...nothing at all. This number-one national best seller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil...it will have you on the edge of your seat" (Publishers Weekly).

Billy Halleck commits vehicular manslaughter when his lack of attention results in the death of an old gypsy lady on the street. Overweight Halleck is a lawyer with connections, though, and he gets off with a slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word: "thinner". Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last gamble...one that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away.

With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman", Thinner is a novel of "undeniable suspense" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "genuine chills" (Kirkus Reviews).

©1984 Richard Bachman (P)2009 Penguin Audio

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    "Great Story"

    I liked the story and the performer's voice. Would recommend this tale to those who like Stephen King as well as those who aren't sure if they like him yet!

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    Neal 01-28-16
    Neal 01-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sickness can be Evil. In this case it was so."

    This was an interesting read. Just what would be expected but then a wicked twist. And an ending that makes you think.

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    Louisa Los angeles, CA, United States 12-02-16
    Louisa Los angeles, CA, United States 12-02-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Loved the movie so had to try the book."

    As usual the book was better and I really loved the narrator. Would have been way more exciting and the ending would have had more of a punch had I not seen the movie a gazillion times already but it was still good. I love Kings work!

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    Amazon Customer 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Bachman Books"

    Loved it! I'm reading all the king/Bachman books back to back, the whole catalog from start to finish in a year's time. I started Jan 2016. Now I'm reading the Bachman books. I had seen the film Thinner but hadn't read the novel til now. The film was a good adaptation, surprisingly cuz Kings books usually are murdered when turned to films. Only small differences and things left out. The book was lean and mean, just the way I like them. Great story, one of the Masters best, and a great narration.

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    Isak 08-04-16
    Isak 08-04-16
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    "Great!"

    Narrator was mostly awesome, really great male voices. But the female voices did get kind of ridiculous sometimes. Still great though!

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    Matthew S. Hill 07-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This was one of the greats!"

    The story was riveting and had reminiscent feelings of "The Monkeys Paw". Not that it was a copy of plot in anyway. Just the feeling. The vibe, dig.

    OMG, Joe Mantegna, OMG!!! He narrates this story beautifully. I was so impressed and enjoyed every second of listening to his voice paint these extremely memorable characters.

    And the story ends in the true Stephen King as Richard Bachman style. Fans will know what that means. I appreciate and like the distinct difference.

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    Louis P Gaty 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "decent but not his best"

    Narrator does not do women well. Just let the man read thw book. Funny voices are not required. Good music.

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    rosemary mitchell 05-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "stephen!"

    Stephen and Joe, sounded like a great combo.
    But Stephen, this is way below your standard.

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