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
Crazy guy and possessive car. So much more than the movie.
Maybe Burnt Offerings, the house kills to rejuvenate itself.
The last conflict between Arnie and Dennis when Dennis was baiting the villain in the school parking lot.
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.
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.
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.
This having been one of the few Stephen King novels that I had not read, but had only seen the movie, really made me glad that I finally read the book. The guy doing the reading did an excellent job at giving life to the voices without overdoing it. Very well done, And made up for over 25 years since I last saw the movie and thinking that it was a dumb ridiculous story.
I have the over all 4 stars because whomever edited the recording cut off the end of a lot of words you can easily tell what they are it's just mildly annoying through out the book the narratoris amazing with the voices he does for Arnie loved every other aspect of it except the cut offs
A word of advice. Read or listen to Christine. The original story that was written is best. The movie changed the whole story around. The reader of this book evoked all the right emotions. He truly captured the essence of the characters, and the terror.
loved the book and the narration is great sometimes though you can hear how they cut the narration due to editing. doesn't mess up the story at all but they could have made a better editing job
Christine was the first Stephen King book I ever read way back when and it's excellent! Holter Graham did it justice too , however, it seems that in the editing process the ends of sentences were clipped off many times, often leaving no pause between sentences and sometimes losing words. what a shame , otherwise it was great.
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