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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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    Jeffrey veals 07-09-16

    You guys are mean. Eh, whatever, you can think my reviews suck. Oh well! ;-)

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    "Not for those with a weak stomach"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I honestly don't know who it would be for. It wasn't written well and it was just gross to be gross, in my opinion.


    What could Stephen King and Joe Hill have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I like Joe Hill and don't like Stephen King. So, maybe taking Stephen King out of the equation would've been the best way to go.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen Lang’s performances?

    Sure, I had no problem with the narration.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I had two theories on why I didn't like this short story. The first was that Stephen King's presence damaged any redeeming qualities. The second was that it was Joe Hill's first attempt at a story. The latter isn't true, since it was published in 2012 and Hill had books published in '07 and '10. Obviously, it could be anything and many things can go wrong in the writing process. I would consider this short story garbage and, even though it's only around $7, I think I was ripped off.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    melanie United States 04-10-13
    melanie United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't go in the grass!"

    This was a great "edge of your seat" story, that keeps you thinking about it long after you've read it. The narrator does a great job of keeping the suspense high.

    I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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    Vivian Sturz 11-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Scary King"

    This is the kind of Stephen King story I love. Scary and suspenseful from beginning to end. The endings of his more recent novels fall flat for me although I love the journey along the way. This one is 'open mouth wide' horror. Loved it!


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    Kay 08-03-16
    Kay 08-03-16
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    "Very good collaboration"
    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed several of Joe Hill's stories and numerous King stories. I enjoyed the father son collaboration. The story flowed very well, you couldn't tell that two different minds were writing the story. I was entertained and finished rather quickly. The narrator was good.

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    Stephen Rasmussen 05-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring"

    A lot of other reviewers were shocked by the twist. It's not shocking. It's a parody of itself. Overall it had no value as entertainment, but if your vehicle is loud this makes good white noise.

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    drkstarfairy 04-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Mystery"

    This story is confusing if you don't listen closely. It's the kind of story that keeps you interested. Some times I felt like I was on the edge of my seat! Love this book!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fayralen D. Gipson DeSoto, TX 03-19-16
    Fayralen D. Gipson DeSoto, TX 03-19-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Creepy but Good story"
    Where does In the Tall Grass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love ALL Stephen King Novels...Cant rank them, they are all GOOD


    What other book might you compare In the Tall Grass to and why?

    Horns by Joe Hill. Both stories involve something 'weird' happening in the middle of innocent looking fields/woods that no one would believe could happen


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

    King has a way of making the ordinary.... extraordinary


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    On Mile 81...Keep the windows up and the radio on


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    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-05-16
    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A short story"

    Big fan of both authors and even though it's a short story it wasn't a butt kicked. Not worth the cost. Spend a few more to get either guy's full length novels.

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    Matthew S. Hill Brooklyn, NY 12-18-15
    Matthew S. Hill Brooklyn, NY 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome original horror story!!!"

    I absolutely loved this story. Crafty writing that shows how talented Stephen King and his son Joe Hill are at writing modern horror.

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    Matt 10-30-15
    Matt 10-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story!"

    intriguing, suspense, thrilling. great short story. kept me interested and captive the entire time. thumbs up!

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