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Firestarter Audiobook

Firestarter

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen King's "gem of a story" (Chicago Tribune) about a child with extraordinary psychic powers who is on the run from the government. A number-one national best seller.

Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson participated in a drug experiment run by a veiled government agency known as The Shop. One year later, they marry. Two years later, their little girl, Charlie, sets her teddy bear on fire by simply staring at it.

Now that Charlie is eight, she doesn't start fires anymore. Her parents have taught her to control her pyrokinesis, the ability to set anything - toys, clothes, even people - aflame. But The Shop knows about and wants this pigtailed "ultimate weapon". Shop agents set out to hunt down Charlie and her father in a ruthless chase that traverses the streets of New York and the backwoods of Vermont.

"Terrifying and gripping" (The Miami Herald) Firestarter is chilling proof that "Stephen King is superb" (Time).

©1980 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Hubert 03-22-16
    Hubert 03-22-16
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    "Its a Gem !"

    What a great story.. I absolutely was not expecting this book to be this friggin GOOD !

    I turned it on at 6:30 am on my way to the shop (wink wink) and listened for 14 hours straight.. I just wish it was longer. Seemed like there were no slow parts it just moves along at a good pace.. One of a kind.

    Buy it !!!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marco 01-21-16
    Marco 01-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Military vet (USMC), gamer, recent MBA grad, father of twin girls, and probably the awesome-est person in the world.

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    "Wow just wow"

    Stephen King has an odd way of making you so involved and become the characters in his books. Once this book finally climaxed, I was excited, shocked, sad, and confused. Definitely a roller coaster and I highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "None stop!"

    This was incredible Non-Stop! you can't help but fall in love with the characters their personalities their gifts their hearts the power of that little girl great novel one of the best!! and over all the power of love.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy R. Latzkowski 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good book. bad editing"

    cuts out in the middle of a word and long breaks between sections. otherwise great story. minor faults on production end...

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    Taryn 09-07-16
    Taryn 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Dennis!!"

    I really enjoyed this book and I especially loved Dennjs Boutsikaris as the narrator. I have listened to home before and he is by far my favorite!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Verges 04-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Grest Story horrible production."

    My issues aren't with the story itself. There abrupt stops that made me check and see if audible suddenly closed. Literally in the middle of words which makes me wonder if I missed some of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Betty 10-15-16
    Betty 10-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Poor Production"
    Any additional comments?

    The end of sentences are clipped off abruptly. I had to stop listening about half way into the book. This happens only to SK books I purchase. The Long Walk, Firestarter and IT have this issue. SK and audible are not giving these these books away and the problem has been reported many times from customers. When will it be fixed?

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Edson Boise, ID USA 05-15-17
    Linda Edson Boise, ID USA 05-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "the audio editing of this book is horrid."

    the auto editing cuts off amid word at the end of a sentence throughout the book. It's very frustrating to listen to

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    Erika 05-07-17
    Erika 05-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Bad editing"

    Good performance, but the editing cuts words off in an annoying way. Kitchen becomes kitch, this thi and so on.

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    skwind 04-03-17
    skwind 04-03-17
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    "Great story; issues with recording/editing."

    My issues with this audiobook aren't with the story or narrator whatsoever, but with the recording/editing or this particular book.

    Frequently, the end of sentences will be cut off often causing me to believe that my headphones have become disconnect or the audio has been paused for some unknown reason just to have the story continue after a brief pause.

    While the book is still listenable, this is rather annoying and it would be great if this were able to be adjusted someway.

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