Features the tale 1408, now a Dimension Films motion picture starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Stephen King always suprises you. If you enjoy reading something besides the standard "Scary Carrie" stories, try this collection which represents an amalgam of short works on the theme of smoking. Not only will you enjoy the stories, you'll probably find ample reason to quit smoking after doing so.
I have no time to read. I have two kids and a full time job so this is perfect. Getting used to Stephen's voice takes a little time, but if you have seen him on tv or in person talking its much easier to get used to it. As for his reading, its just great. People have said that hes one tone or boring, well he is a professional writer and this is not his usual gig. I look at this as a gift of sorts and we could have done much worse than this.
I've downloaded all of his books that he reads and I'm glad I did. You never know when a treasure like this will be gone for good.
I got this when it first came out and thought it was great. King should do another set of stories on smokers or non-smokers or sort-of-smokers, whatever that group is!
First, Mr. King should not narrate. Stick to writing where you generally shine, BUT,this time not so much. I had already read "1408" and knew that to be a good story but the other 2 "pad" strories seem like they were just thrown together and tossed in to create this alleged collection. Pile of time suck is what it should be called. I had a difficult time listening to it. If you want a good SK collection on Audio, try Full Dark No Stars. Great stories and narration.
Yes, but only based on reputation, not on this collection of shorts. It was awful! the stories all started out great, but then they just fizzled out!
I really liked the beginning of the first 2 stories, like they had a lot of potential to become great stories, but then they just ended, leaving the listener to think "what was that? why did I listen to that" I have no idea what the first story was about, the second left many open questions and desire to have known more, and the third was short and boring.
He has a great voice for story telling and knows how the lines are supposed to be delivered.
The first and third stories all together and expanded the second story.
It is a revist to stories that you have already read or heard if your a King fan. I was surprised to find that I knew all of these stories. I had thought this was a different collection.
It's a King book which makes it interesting as the majority of his stories are page turners. The least interesting is that this is again stories that I already have from previous books.
No this was the first time I've had an audio book where Stephen King was the narrator. It was a very pleasant surprise.
Neither it was pleasant.
I am a huge King fan. I was eager to hear these stories, but King is not a talented reader. I found it nearly impossible to pay attention. It was almost a monotone.
If you are interested in the stories, get Everythings Eventual. They are all published in that work.
Short but satisfying tale from the master. Had all the elements I have come to love and expect: humor, wit, New England (island) culture, and of course, dead bodies and creepy stuff. King sprinkles his writing with characters I think of as the "cool old guys", stalwart Yankee heroes who may be getting on in years but can still think on their feet and most especially tell the young folks a good story. There are 2 such in this book, and they are lots of fun. Great reading performance also.
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