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Christine

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen King's ultimate evil vehicle of terror, Christine: the frightening story of a nerdy teenager who falls in love with his vintage Plymouth Fury. It was love at first sight, but this car is no lady.

Evil is alive in Libertyville. It inhabits a custom-painted red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine and young Arnold Cunningham, who buys it. Along with Arnold's girlfriend, Leigh Cabot, Dennis Guilder attempts to find out the real truth behind Christine and finds more than he bargained for: From murder to suicide, there's a peculiar feeling that surrounds Christine - she gets revenge on anyone standing in her path. Can Dennis save Arnold from the wrath of Christine?

This number-one national best seller is "Vintage Stephen King...breathtaking...awesome. Carries such momentum the listener must force himself to slow down" (The New York Times Book Review).

©1983 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Henry Jenkins Kirkland, WA 06-16-16
    Henry Jenkins Kirkland, WA 06-16-16 Member Since 2014

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    "A moving performance of a top tier King novels"

    Unlike some stiff, regal or cold narrators, the guy who reads Christine conveys a lot of humanity. Christine was written during the golden years of King's career when everything he wrote was a classic, and it feels cut from the same cloth as It in particular. One note: The audiobook production itself is surprisingly rough, cutting off the end of words here and there where they stopped the tape recorder, but that's more odd than truly bothersome. It's just that normally the audiobooks are so seamless you never notice the splices.

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    Jean B 06-09-16
    Jean B 06-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent narrator brings the story to life"

    Obviously a great story by Stephen King but the narrator really brings this story to life. Tone of voice, nuances, everything to bring the teenagers involved to life.

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    Lee R 04-19-16
    Lee R 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story and Nice Performance"

    Christine is just classic King and is an awesome read/listen. Holter Graham does a great job. He doesn't try too hard to affect the voices of the characters he is reading but still gives each of them their own voice. The only thing that keeps me from giving this a 10 out of 10 is that the audio seems to skip frequently. It will just skip over finishing a word or sentence. Not to the point where you are missing any of the story but enough to be annoying that you paid for being incomplete and choppy. Fix that and it's perfect.

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    MegTheCricket Chicago 04-13-16
    MegTheCricket Chicago 04-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Odd editing."

    Great overall, but the audio cuts and jumps strangely from time to time despite repeat downloads.

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    Gary Dew 02-22-17
    Gary Dew 02-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I forgot just how good this book really was"

    I first read this book as a sophomore in high school back in 80's and I have seen John Carpenter's movie version of it many times. That movie is just a brief synopsis of a very great work by the master himself. Do yourself a favor and give this one a listen. I'm so glad that I did.

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    Josh 02-21-17
    Josh 02-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing"

    Another amazing book by Stephen King and the narrator did an amazing job. The narrator really brought life to the characters.

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    S. Yates 02-18-17
    S. Yates 02-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining, but not King's best"
    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    Overall he did a good job and seemed age appropriate for our 24-year-old narrator. However, his Arnie was grating and Leigh panicked was a bit annoying. Great job on the villain, though.


    Any additional comments?

    Solid outing from King, with some decent character development and plenty of suspense and gore. However, unlike many of his later books, this feels a little too obvious, a little too explained, and a little too dependent on high school tropes. Where a classic like IT manages to evoke childhood nostalgia while never becoming trite or pat, with complexity and layers, this book (like 'Salem's Lot) leans heavily on classic high school stand ins and doesn't do much development. The exception is Arnie and his character development is mostly due to being possessed by the malevolent spirit of an army vet. Which is not to say this isn't a fun ride (metaphorical pun intended). There is plenty of action and vengeance, plenty of emotion and uneasiness. And King is entertaining enough as a writer to be fun even when he isn't at the very top of his game.

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    Robert D Kenner 02-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Christine review"

    I really enjoyed the pacing and overall plot of this book. Personally, one of my favorites that King has done. I really liked how the supernatural aspects are explained as well.

    The narration is excellent and especially how the changes to Arnie are handled.

    I would recommend this to any fan of horror and the supernatural and really good plot development.

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    Jay 02-10-17
    Jay 02-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Recommended"

    Far better than the movie. One of SK's better books. Maybe top ten. Not as scary as It or The Shining, but entertaining with a great narrator.

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    Jacob 02-06-17
    Jacob 02-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not King's best"

    Christine is full of King cliches and features one of his most lackluster conclusions. The narrator overacted some of the characters, Arnie Cunningham in particular, and does a poor job with the feminine voices overall. He makes them sound like damsels in distress, even Regina Cunningham when she's laying down the law in the beginning. Christine wasn't that spectacular an experience, neither story nor performance. Having said all this, it only cost $5, and I'm glad to have experienced this classic King firsthand. I don't feel like I wasted my money or time, I just wouldn't recommend Christine to a first time constant reader.

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