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Pittsburgh, PA
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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,858

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Roger on 06-30-18

King at his best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Fascinating from start to finish with the perfect narrator. Like the King novels of old, it's very richly detailed and makes the characters come alive in one's imagination. Will Patton, with his calm and soothing voice, was a wonderful choice to narrate this tale for its location. I'm looking forward to listening to this again when I go on my next cleaning binge!

1 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Girl Number One

  • By: Jane Holland
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Eleanor Blackwood discovers a woman's body in the same spot in the woods where her mother was strangled eighteen years previously. But before the police can get there, the body vanishes. Is Eleanor's disturbed mind playing tricks on her again, or has her mother's killer resurfaced? And what does the number on the dead woman's forehead signify?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was torture

  • By rachel w on 05-05-17

Might have liked it.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Could not hear narration of book, so wasn't able to "read" it. Don't know what the issue was.