Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.
Don't want to give much away but it's an unusual yet not brilliant read. Listening to it I couldn't shake the feeling that the author hadn't decided what to do with the characters. The story drags promising development and when it does happen I was left wishing I've stopped listening to it earlier to save my time. But each to their own I suppose.
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Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy Alabama small town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: 14-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law. But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror.
This book is so basic in its plot that I was scratching my head wondering why such brilliant storyteller as King was singing the author praises. I don't want to give anything away but if you after a story with substance, suspense, multidimensional characters and plenty of twists and turns stay clear of this one.
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In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.
Beautiful ending to the trilogy. Loved this book. Steven King is a masterful writer has done it again. Couldn't stop listening to it. You must listen to the first book in the trilogy to enjoy this one. Sad to see it finished.
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A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.
Loved this book but having read all three books now in the trilogy can't shake the feeling that this one is a completely stand alone story with very little references to Mr Mercedes story. Great read though, all the way up with King's creme of the crop for me like Dr Sleep, Duma Key and 11.22.63.
Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.
Loved every second of this book and narration. Hauntingly brilliant, superbly written, I just couldn't get enough. I'm going to count the days to the third instalment. Great read and fantastic narration. I'm hooked.
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Amazing account of what it feels like to be old and senile and having no one to turn to to get heard. Very original plot which somehow is slightly unfinished for me. Still no regrets for giving it a go. Brilliant narration.