And then, quite suddenly, the fun is over. Gerald's heart fails him in the heat of passion, leaving Jessie hideously trapped and dreadfully alone. As darkness gathers in the room that is now Jessie's whole world, she must face not only the terror of never escaping, but the most excruciating truths about her life: the murky secrets that brought her here in the first place.
©1992 Stephen King; (P)1992 Penguin HighBridge Audio
"[A]n exquisitely horrifying frightfest." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Cunningly orchestrated...Kept us up half the night." (Newsweek)
“Never To Suffer Would Never To Have Been Blessed" - Edgar Allan Poe
Initially, I was somewhat disturbed by the frequent audio chimes and comparable soundtrack additions; however, I later learned they occurred at times it which it was necessary to process certain details prior to moving forward in the novel.
maybe after a long time
it's going to be a while
average to good
about 2/3 of it
Be prepared for long discussions of a Dad abusing his little girl. Not scary in the least, just disgusting. I fast forwarded most of the second half of the book hoping for Stephen King chills, but only found shudders. One of the only audible books I've ever returned.
I would not listen to this book again. I love Stephen King. In my eyes he can do no wrong. Though well written, this story didn't wrap me up and wisk me away like most of his novels and the ending really left me hanging.
I have not read another book quite like this one.
The narrator did a fine job with the material.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
probably. i read the print version years ago. it is entertaining.
it is let's say a b- if you were going to grade it. thinner is his top book.
i don't think so.
hard question. i think the book name is good as it is.
the dog in the story was stupid. i did not like that part. grossness when necessary is one thing but to find a way to purposely add grotesqueness to a story is weak.
Words fail to capture the atrocity of this so called Book. I have read all of King's books and this one would need a new category for its placement.
I was expecting a tense atmospheric thriller / horror. It actually reads like a post childhood abuse trauma stream of consciousness drama. What can anyone get out of that? Childhood abuse is disturbing, sure, but it's not the kind of disturbing I was after. Using this kind of trauma as some kind of catalyst for the narrative is weak and lazy.
Why rely on an abuse narrative which reads like an excuse to write what would otherwise be completely unacceptable? I don't find the child sexual abuse scenes interesting or enlightening in any way. And using sexual abuse as some kind of vehicle for drama takes this book out of entertainment and into seedy. Also, there is so much scope to turn the story (without the abuse hysterics) genuinely frightening.
I would have liked to see her kill Gerald by accident, during sex.
I would have like to see the wild dog take Gerald's meat outside to the chainsaw man
Then the chainsaw man could have found and held her captive
That kind of scenario would have been so much more compelling and frightening as she worked to kill / get away from her captor.
No, the narrator was excellent.
The childhood sex abuse angle entirely
Could not finish this book, was sick of listening to the abuse story line. Wanted suspense and horror in the cabin - not repressed childhood trauma drama.
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