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Different Seasons

Narrated by: Frank Muller
Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,925 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Four gripping novellas tied together by the changing of seasons.

Hope Springs Eternal

"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"

An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge...the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption.

Summer of Corruption

"Apt Pupil"

Todd Bowden is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American 16-year-old - until he becomes obsessed with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. The inspiration for the film Apt Pupil from Phoenix Pictures.

Fall from Innocence

"The Body"

Four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face to face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. The film Stand by Me is based on this novella.

A Winter's Tale

"The Breathing Method"

A disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death.

©1982 Stephen King (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic Reviews

"Hypnotic." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"To find the secret of his success, you have to compare King to Twain and Poe - King's stories tap the roots of myth buried in all our minds." ( Los Angeles Times)
"Buy Different Seasons. I promise you'll enjoy it.... He creates people who are so alive, you can almost sense them." ( Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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Fantastic!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend, because the stories are great, and the reader is one of the best I have ever heard.

What did you like best about this story?

All of the novellas in the book are great, but the shawshank redemption is my favorite out of all of them.

What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Frank was fantastic at first person stories. He was also good at making you feel like you were really in the novel he was reading. That is why he was and audio award winner in my opinion.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending of apt pupil was very surprising to me.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend any book read by Frank Muller.

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Extraordinary listening

Intense, thrilling, thoughtful and a great performance! King at his best because it is not the usual King's horror.

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Four amazing short stories

Stephen King said that when he is writing his books Frank Muller's voice is the one that he hears in his head.

These are four amazing stories brought to life in audio format by the much missed and loved Frank Muller, one of the best narrators that ever lived.

Each of them is set in a different season of the year and three of them have been adapted into great movies. The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me are two of the movies inspired by these stories.

Fast paced plots and a perfect performance makes this collection a must read for all fans of Stephen King.


I hope that one day the publisher will take the time to mark the chapters for evrry book separatly.


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The first three stories are incredible.

This is simply a must listen if you are a Stephen King fan. Great value for your money the first three stories were pure listening joy and worthy of five stars. The last story is a dud!

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The best King is non supernatural King

If I could only read five King books ever this is easily on the list.

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A Stephen King Classic! Must "read"

Just finished the Audible version of Stephen King's "Different Seasons". A story for each season. All I can say is Awesome! & I was sorry when the stories ended. What an imagination & creativity this author has! Thoroughly enjoyed & the narration was just right. I would highly recommend. Three of the stories were made into movies- Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption & Apt Pupil. Stephen King at his best in my humble opinion.

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must read !

these stories were amazing, the shawshank redemption and stand by me stuck very closely to the original stories so there isn't much learned about these but the other two were great and very captivating

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extraordinary

I got this book mainly for Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank redemption, however apt pupil ended up being my favorite. all the stories were worthwhile. I highly recommend this book it is on my favorites list and I'm sure I'll revisit before long.

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Pleasantly Suprised

I had seen all of these novellas as movies before hearing them read, and as is usual the book far surpasses the movie.

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  • Chad
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 06-21-16

King is The King of Writing

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Apt Pupil
The Body
The Breathing Method

Excellent book one of Kings best
Absolutely loved it

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