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Bag of Bones Audiobook

Bag of Bones

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Publisher's Summary

The number one best seller: King at the peak of his powers - at once a first-rate suspense novel, a legal thriller, a haunted house story and a love story.

When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the best-selling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs.

Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose.

Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible.

But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs - and Kyra can feel them too....

© Stephen King; Recording © and (P) Simon & Schuster Inc.

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  • Hawt
    1/2/16
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    "Stephen King reading Stephen King ... heaven!"
    Would you listen to Bag of Bones again? Why?

    loved this story, and even more so because it was read by Stephen King himself. This meant that you knew you were getting the emphasis as intended, the plays on words and timings as intended. I admit I am very biased and a big fan of all of his work, and feel like this is the closest you can get to his mind as a fan. To give an idea of my taste in audio book narration, my favourites king books on Audible have been this one (Bag of Bones), The Stand, 11.22.63, and Salems lot, all of which I loved the narration and the story. I have just returned finders keepers - I didnt like the narration so I will likely read that one to myself.

    The story draws you in, the way most king stories do, the characters are rich and I feel like I have actually been with them at their lakeside residence. Amazing.


    What does Stephen King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Stephen King reading his own book gives you the most insight into his intended reader experience. You cant skip ahead, you dont mispronounce names in your mind, and you know how the intonation of the characters own words and expressions were meant to be. I would be very happy if I could get all of Kings books read by himself.


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

    yes, but i managed it over 3 days whilst doing chores.


    Any additional comments?

    wonderful narration by the best author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    New Ash Green, Kent
    7/7/15
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    "A rattling good listen."

    I read some reviews that this story was a slow starter. I disagree. The time taken to "paint" the background and primary character was important to me. Once these things were established, the story began to take its sinuous shape.

    There were enough twists and turns to keep me glued to the story. Vivid descriptions of characters and places allied with the pace that events took place, kept me enthralled.

    Thoroughly enjoyable and recommended. Shame about the music but that is just my take on listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mathew Dinning
    6/30/15
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    "Brilliant!"

    Brilliant, gripping thrilling story. Really kept me gripped start to finish and have played several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eliza
    5/14/15
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    "Refreshing"

    King can drag out a short story but Bag of Bones is sublime I feel like these characters were my neighbours and I have lived with them all my life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caz
    3/23/15
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    "My most favorite Stephen King book!!!"
    What did you like most about Bag of Bones?

    The characters were so believable. It is read by Mr King himself, which makes the story so real. The details in this story are vividly brought to life by Mr King's writing & narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike. You laughed & cried with him.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When Mike has those spooky nightmares.


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

    When Mike went back to Sarah Laughs for the first time and his memories of Jo came flooding back.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the book several times and also have the Audio CDs which I have listened to around four times, before buying this as my very first audio book. Listened to it coming back from the USA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr hancox
    Ferndown, United Kingdom
    3/11/14
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    "Typical Stephen king book"
    Would you try another book written by Stephen King or narrated by Stephen King?

    I love Stephen king novels plus most of his books I have read before my stroke but Stephen king is no narrator so it spoilt the audiobook it is a pity because it is a very good book


    How could the performance have been better?

    Same tone of voice all through the book it made it boring


    What character would you cut from Bag of Bones?

    Stephen king as narrator find a actor to read bag of bones


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • G. K. Still
    UK
    12/1/13
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    "Read by the Author"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bag of Bones to be better than the print version?

    Audiobooks are excellent for driving and walking, activities that you cannot perform while reading a book. The author reads this version and there are nuances you simply do not pick up while reading. For example, certain words that the author says using local dialects. This adds enormous colour and depth to the characters. Very much enjoyed both the pace and the development of the plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As with most of Stephen Kings books, there is a depth to the characters and their interplay that keeps you attention from start to finish.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen King – was your favourite?

    I liked all the characters, each was interesting in their own way. Without giving away the plot, the villains and heroes of the story are all favourites.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This is already a mini-series. I'll watch that once I've read the book and see how it translates to film. Sadly, most of Stephen Kings books translate badly to film.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    9/9/13
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    "Involving,and unfolding"
    If you could sum up Bag of Bones in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, Evil, Love


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike is the protagonist who is faced with an unfolding mystery and various moral battles, I almost wanted to see how those would play out either way...


    What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

    I like his voice and characterization of Mike


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me reflect, Mikes reactions and responses are interesting in different situations


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abiline
    Berks, UK
    9/27/10
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    "A lenghtly saga"

    Sometime I feel that Stephen King gets paid by the page! This book has a slow start, but eventually gets going into a reasonably absorbing tale. The listener who stays the course will enjoy the final development of the storyline as the pace picks up. I've recently finished (reading) Lisey's Story, to which similar criticism applies. If you can get past the first couple of hundred pages of seemingly waffle, you get to a story. This book is better than Lisey's Story!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • zomodo
    3/27/13
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    "Recommended"

    Gotta love SK!!!!! I'm a huge fan, However I think I prefer his books when they stay away from the ghost story type theme. I would still recommend this though, its funny how much the little girl, who is only three, can express herself, perhaps she could have been a little older like they made her in the film - which stars Pierce Brosnan (avoid the film at all costs, they completely changed the story!)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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