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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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    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...

    3 of 3 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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Betty 10-15-16
    Betty 10-15-16 Member Since 2017

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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?

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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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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    08-06-17
    08-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Bad editing"

    Great book. Editing is horrible. Constantly cutting off words and makes you question if you're hearing the entire book. This happened on more than 2 dozen occasions.

    1 of 1 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.

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    Shelli Kercher Michigan 08-19-17
    Shelli Kercher Michigan 08-19-17 Member Since 2016

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    "I've always loved this book!"

    Great book! The narrator does a good job with the characters, I fell into it and was bummed when it ended

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    z.terry 08-14-17
    z.terry 08-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hard to listen to..."

    The story is vary good like all of SKs work, and it's not that the performance itself is bad he dose a good job. It's just that randomly words are missing and the audio cuts out. At first I though it was just long pauses between words or sentences that some audiobook have a problem with, but after a pause and the sentence is something completely random that didn't fit I found it was more likely missing words. But if you like stranger things witch is heavily influenced by this book you will still enjoy it.

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