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Different Seasons Audiobook

Different Seasons

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Publisher's Summary

Four gripping novellas tied together by the changing of seasons.

Hope Springs Eternal

"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"

An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge...the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption.

Summer of Corruption

"Apt Pupil"

Todd Bowden is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American 16-year-old - until he becomes obsessed with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. The inspiration for the film Apt Pupil from Phoenix Pictures.

Fall from Innocence

"The Body"

Four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face to face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. The film Stand by Me is based on this novella.

A Winter's Tale

"The Breathing Method"

A disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death.

©1982 Stephen King (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"Hypnotic." (The New York Times Book Review)

"To find the secret of his success, you have to compare King to Twain and Poe - King's stories tap the roots of myth buried in all our minds." (Los Angeles Times)

"Buy Different Seasons. I promise you'll enjoy it.... He creates people who are so alive, you can almost sense them." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 02-14-16
    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 02-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.

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    "Fantastic!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, because the stories are great, and the reader is one of the best I have ever heard.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of the novellas in the book are great, but the shawshank redemption is my favorite out of all of them.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Frank was fantastic at first person stories. He was also good at making you feel like you were really in the novel he was reading. That is why he was and audio award winner in my opinion.


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

    The ending of apt pupil was very surprising to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend any book read by Frank Muller.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 01-06-16
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 01-06-16 Member Since 2015

    Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.

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    "check these titles, I already owned these books."

    I already have these titles, should have read summary better. if you don't already have them, then this is for you.

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    Chad 06-21-16
    Chad 06-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "King is The King of Writing"

    Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
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    Excellent book one of Kings best
    Absolutely loved it

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    shawn 03-25-16
    shawn 03-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Pleasantly Suprised"

    I had seen all of these novellas as movies before hearing them read, and as is usual the book far surpasses the movie.

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    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 03-03-16
    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The first three stories are incredible."

    This is simply a must listen if you are a Stephen King fan. Great value for your money the first three stories were pure listening joy and worthy of five stars. The last story is a dud!

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    almogit 12-05-16
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    "Extraordinary listening"

    Intense, thrilling, thoughtful and a great performance! King at his best because it is not the usual King's horror.

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    Mikhail 10-25-16
    Mikhail 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    I have read almost all of the Stephen King's books. And I think that now this one is and will always be in the top five of my favorites from him. Buying this book I would have never thought that his shorter stories - comparing to his usual giants of novels - could impress me so deeply as they did. And I guess that not a small part of this impression is an impeccable narrative mastery of Frank Muller. I am not a native English speaker, but I think he nailed every word and every intonation. While I listened, I was there in Shank, I was in the kitchen of that old man, I walked beside those four guys, and I stood among those gentlemen.
    All in all, it was an incredible journey, and I'm sure I will return to these wonderful novellas again many times in the future.

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    Katrina D Stevens 09-29-16
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    "Excellent"

    It was very enjoyable listening to the origins of 3 fantastic movies and I'm hoping that someday we will learn what dark things are at the fringes of Breathing Method's "club".

    The reader was most excellent as well. Too bad he's no longer with us because he could make a Campbell's Soup ingredient list enjoyable to listen to.

    Fun novellas!

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    mark ELMWOOD, IL, United States 08-30-16
    mark ELMWOOD, IL, United States 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    this is the closest I have come to not finishing a Stephen King story. sorry, found it OK at best.

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    Tera 07-05-16
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    "Great Stories: Abrupt Endings"

    Loved the stories but they ended abruptly. Not a bad thing but I couldn't tell if my player skipped or if the ending of the story had come. Turns out the ending had come and the feeling of frustration is from wanting more.

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