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  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,133

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it even more than the film!

  • By Bella on 01-23-14

Classic King

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

One of the first books that introduced me to SK. A must-have in your SK library; great characters and creepiness. Be sure to read it too if you like the movie. The book fills in all the holes, as books do. Wonderful narration.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,259

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

My Fav

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

This is my favorite of all the Stephen King books and I read them all. The Story is timeless and completely absorbing. I also really enjoyed this narrator. Pleasing voice, nice take on the character voices. 5 stars.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,055

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just terrible

  • By Daniel Vogel on 02-19-19

Great story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I'm a big SK fan and have a large library of his work. I enjoyed this story but the excessive of the N word ruined the experience for me. SK does this a lot and in some of his stories set in the past it's use make sense, but in this modern-day story it was too much.

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  • The Unbreakable Miss Lovely

  • How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper
  • By: Tony Ortega
  • Narrated by: Tony Ortega
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology. Desperate to shut the book down, Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette's terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time in The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "CHURCH" THAT IS DESTRUCTIVE. INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY

  • By Count B on 09-29-16

I'll be getting the paperback.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

I only made it through two chapters due to the horribly boring and lacklustre reading by the narrator. It sounds like he is reading a grocery receipt. Ugh.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful