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  • Hearts in Atlantis

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, William Hurt
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942

All the stories in this collection from Stephen King are related to the Vietnam War. King fans will recognize echoes of The Dark Tower series in the collection's first story, "Low Men in Yellow Coats." As the characters develop over the next four stories, King's version of the Vietnam War becomes one of his most frightening tales ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching, Funny - Amazingly well written and read.

  • By Steve A. on 01-15-03

Heartwarming and Frightening

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I listened to this in an effort to get all of the good prequel books before reading the Dark Tower Series, and wow, am I glad I did! The first story is an incredibly heartwarming tale of friendship and childhood love. As with most King novels, it tells a story of a loss of childhood innocence. The rest of the stories tell about individuals stories through a progression of the Vietnam War, from kids in college making a decision to go to school to avoid the draft, deciding to serve, or getting passionate about protesting. It progresses through the war and after and tells a horrifying story of what Veterans of "The Green" have to deal with as the remember the the horrific events they experienced.

All of the stories have a different protagonist, but their stories are all intertwined together.

Stephen King narrates a few of the stories and he's a pleasure to listen to. However, I don't know that I have ever heard a better narrator than William Hurt. He reads a little slow, but the way he tells the story makes you get lost in his words.

As far as the Dark Tower series goes, I'm very glad I listened to this book, because it's evident there will be a lot of characters reoccurring in the Dark Tower books.

  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740

The Kingdom of Delain is at stake when King Roland is murdered and his son and rightful heir, Peter, is framed for the crime. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan there are holes - like Thomas's terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Place to Start

  • By jston on 03-19-16

Fun story, tough narration to listen to

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I read this book to catch up on books that relate to the Dark Tower series. I have now read quite a bit of Stephen King, and this was totally different than any I've read to date. He dedicates this to his daughter, and the book reads like a story that he's writing for a young child. It's very well written and a very fun story, especially if you enjoy Medieval Time stories.

The story gives a very good description of Randall Flagg, even better than The Stand, in my opinion. It definitely makes sense why this is a story to read before the DT series, and it's pretty short, so I would recommend.

The worst part about this audiobook was the narrator. This is only the 2nd audiobook that I've really disliked the narrator, and I don't remember for certain the other. His voice for Flagg is horrendous and for some reason all the drunks and poor people have Irish accents.

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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,622

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Scribbles on 01-18-19

Excellent collaboration

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Well written and incredibly interesting scenario. Characters so well developed as all Stephen King novels are. I haven't read any Owen King novels before this, but I could definitely feel his presence in this collaboration, but it wasn't obvious. I thought the mashup was seamless. The Narrator did a wonderful job telling the story.

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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,960
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,032

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole - Audible on 06-19-17

Freaky, Phenomenal, and Masterful

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Incredible story that only Stephen King could come up with. He is a masterful storyteller that engrosses you in the novel and the characters. "It" is freaky in so many ways. "It" is grusome in ways that could never be seen outside your imagination. Finally, the narrator does an absolute phenomenal job of telling this story. This is now probably my favorite story, pushing The Shining to 2nd place.

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,524

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Incredible Story. Incredible Narration.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

This is not the type of book I normally read. It was highly recommended from a good friend, and I'm extremely happy I listened. This is immediately one of my favorites. The story is incredible and all the different narrators were fantastic.

  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,959
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,175

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

Excellent finish to a terrific series!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

Loved this series and this final book was amazing! Will Patton does such a fantastic job telling the story as he makes the characters stand out with all of his voices.

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