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In the Tall Grass Audiobook

In the Tall Grass

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Publisher's Summary

Mile 81 meets "N." in this collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.

As USA Today said of Stephen King's Mile 81: "Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?" In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

©2012 Stephen King and Joseph Hillstrom King (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    L. Ball 08-13-17
    L. Ball 08-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "1st King book not to like.Extremely short book."

    A short story about people being lost in a field. When you hear a child calling for help
    you go right? Well that is the premise for this tale they go to help as others before and will after. But once in you become separated and can not find your way out. What is happening? I will say no more as to not give it all away. I read this extremely fast and just did not think it was the money or very exciting. I am a huge King fan and was surprised at how disappointing this story is.

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    Kytrena vedder 07-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "cool story"

    I liked this story....spooky just because it could happen. so much for good samitarians...run...dont help

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    Amazon Customer 04-12-17
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    "amazing!"

    stephen lang was amazing. great book strait to the point and down right creepy. beautiful!

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    Alisha 02-13-17
    Alisha 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "short and sweet, with a touch of creepy"

    I enjoyed the story a lot. I didn't think it was going to end the way it did. Just like Steven King and Joe Hill to give you no resolve. This story is not about brother and sister, but more about a place... and a rock. A terrible rock

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    Hunnee Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 12-11-16
    Hunnee Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 12-11-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not too bad"

    I was expecting so much more. One because of the writers and two because of the reviews. However, it was typical King. I didn't hear the grossness so many spoke of. Nonetheless, it was a good listen for cleaning the house.

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    P6PTX 07-25-15
    P6PTX 07-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "one direction"

    the narrator does a great job reading the story very involved acted very nice voice very well I was impressed spectrum of emotions delivered but I have to say the story itself was one directional. Blood I wasn't impressed with the fact that the brother and sister basically ended up living her life story I expected more it was probably the worst episode of X Files if it had been written

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    Karen B NJ 06-27-15
    Karen B NJ 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Waste of Money"

    I usually like to buy the audio to accompany my Kindle book. This one was not worth the money. It's a horrible book Disgusting. No real point to it.

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    Kemi PA 03-10-13
    Kemi PA 03-10-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Hated It!"
    What disappointed you about In the Tall Grass?

    I understand it's a short story but I felt the ending was just unsatisfying. It felt rushed and incomplete.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I might check out S.K.'s other short story ... "A Face In the Crowd."


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He was ok. I had no problem with his performance.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Primarily disappointment, some disgust at the vulgarity. I felt it did not enhance the story or even help the reader experience the horror of the character's circumstances.


    Any additional comments?

    Save you credit/money. This was not worth the $4+ I paid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lance AMERICAN FORK, UT, United States 03-04-13
    Lance AMERICAN FORK, UT, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "An Excuse to Write Together"
    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    I love Stephen King. It was his books that first got me to love reading, but this was not one of his better efforts. The concept of the story was interesting, but in the end it's just a gross-out shocker that turns out just to be gross. It's like King really wanted to do "something" with his son, and so they just cranked this out in an afternoon.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King and Joe Hill again?

    Oh sure.


    Did Stephen Lang do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator was just fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from In the Tall Grass?

    Eating aborted fetuses is about as yuck as you can get.


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    Spyros Dimatos 02-08-13
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    "just plain awful"
    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    Its a great concept, just a very poor story. Worst king ever. and im a huge king fan.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Clancey


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

    narration was fine, just a very poor story


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Im shocked that king wrote this. I have read/listened to all of kings works. 11-22-63 is one of my top 5 books of all time. I love the dark tower and many others. this is just poor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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