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Publisher's Summary

Five unabridged dark tales from Stephen King:

Everything's Eventual features Dinky Earnshaw - a 19-year-old delivery boy - who gets hired by a mysterious stranger for a unique and totally "eventual" (awesome) job. Read by Justin Long.

Autopsy Room Four. The last thing Howard Cottrell remembers is entering the woods to find his golf ball. He wakes up as he is being rolled into an autopsy room. Read by Oliver Platt.

The Little Sisters of Eluria. Roland is a gunslinger in a deserted town when he gets ambushed. Read by Boyd Gaines.

Luckey Quarter. Darlene is a single mom struggling to raise two kids on her income as a chambermaid in Reno. When Room 322 leaves her a quarter for a tip, Darlene lets that quarter take her for a ride. Read by Judith Ivey.

The Road Virus Heads North tracks an author who buys a creepy painting at a yard sale, which was painted by a metal-head neighbor just before he committed suicide. Read by Jay O. Sanders.

Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, these five stories announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

These unabridged selections also appear in the print edition of Everything's Eventual. More unabridged stories from Everything's Eventual are available in Blood and Smoke, Riding the Bullet, LT's Theory of Pets, and The Man in the Black Suit.

©2002 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Each of these stories draws the reader into King's slightly off-center world...developing characters and atmosphere more fully in the span of 50 pages than many authors can in a full novel." (Amazon.com)
"The author is not only immensely popular but immensely talented, a modern-day counterpart to Twain, Hawthorne, Dickens...No one does it better." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Michael K
  • Anaheim, CA, United States
  • 09-23-03

3 Awesome Stories

3 Excellent Stories. Everything's Eventual, Autopsy Room 4 and The Little Sisters of Auloria (I don't know if I spelled that correctly). The other two are good, but not King's best. The Little Siter's is a must read for Dark Tower fans, which I am. The only complant I have is that there were only 5 stories, where the book has 14. I especially think they should have done The Man in the Black Suit. It is definately worth listening to for the 3 stories mentioned.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Cynthia
  • Annandale, MN, USA
  • 03-20-07

Skip this one

I love Stephen King, but this is not his best. Two of the stories are mildly interesting, the others are totally forgetable. Go with "Lisey's Story" instead.

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scary strange! I

I am the walrus Co Co can cho. choking smoking , can't you see the Joker laughs at you see how they run pigs from a gun I'm crying

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great listen

I love listening to audio books, love them even more when an actor that I recognize is the reader. I also enjoy when Mr King narrates. great stories

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  • brenty
  • United States
  • 10-21-13

Short and (bitter)sweet

I really, really enjoy King's work. But he tends to get sidetracked and drone on. Short stories seem to be a great way for him to get his bizarre and brilliant ideas out there without feeling the need to fill an entire book.

These tales are brilliantly conceived, executed, and presented; and I will be indulging in more shortly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Creepy

The best of the bunch is "Autopsy Room Four," which is so creepy you'll never watch CSI again without thinking about this. Oliver Platt does a great job in reading this. The other stories are OK, but not as memorable as this one.










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not one of the best..

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not so much.. the first 2 stories, was read in a very monotone manner; so much so they I couldn't get much out of them.. they neither of them seemed very Stephen King like.. best I can remember anyway.. I tried to listen to both of them twice and when I just couldn't stay interested the second time around, I moved on to the 3rd.. So far not great, but not as bad as the first two..

What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

I just couldn't get interested even after trying to listen the second time

Would you be willing to try another one of Judith Ivey and Oliver Platt ’s performances?

Sure.. I dont think it was there performance exactly but the content in which they were reading

Could you see Everything's Eventual being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really, but if it was, I would try watching it..

Any additional comments?

hoping the rest of the book gets better

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it's King, what else can be said!!

If you like the Dark Tower series then here is one more story from Roland, as well as the story of another character in endworld....Dinky!! definitely worth the listen!!!

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Careful, this one is abridged

I bought this one before I realized it was abridged... It only includes a small (Unabridged) subset of all of the stories actually in this book, so if you want the WHOLE book, keep looking, it's in the store.. And it, my friend, is worth every penny!

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Some of my favorite King

These are some of my favorite short stories by King. After reading them a few years ago I thought it would be nice to listen to them. I was at times disappointed in the narrator but overall they are some of the best shorts.

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  • Barry Hughes
  • 12-30-08

An enjoyable listen...

5 stories from King that are classic King. All very different and all narrators do an excellent job.

The stories are of varying length. The 2 longest are the first title 'Everything's Eventual' and the tale of King's gunslinger from the Dark Tower books. The others are short, but not fillers.

If you're considering your first Stephen King audiobook, I'd recommend 'The Shining' before this, but this is pretty good.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful