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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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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-21-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-21-15

    And Buffalo George

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    "Ok, but not great"

    Excellent! A good old-fashioned horror story, classic. It is a magnificent piece of storytelling steeped in dread. But, the ending was goofy.

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    Jennifer Erskine Wayne, NJ 07-02-15
    Jennifer Erskine Wayne, NJ 07-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully Horrid"
    Any additional comments?

    This reminded me of some of Mr. King's earlier work, such as Graveyard Shift from the Night Shift collection, and why I fell in love with his gift for telling short stories. I found it raw (in the best sense) and that it hits you right in stomach with the well-crafted, albeit gory, imagery.

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    Chippie 05-14-15
    Chippie 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Creepy!"

    Stephen King plus Joe Hill, yikes! Even though it is a bit predictable you can't stop listening. Really creepy idea.

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    Kate 05-04-15
    Kate 05-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Joe Hill and Stephen King not bad"

    Overall pretty good. You can tell Stephen King wrote it. Prefer Joe Hill's writing more.

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    dragonrider2007 Hershey, PA 04-25-15
    dragonrider2007 Hershey, PA 04-25-15 Member Since 2017

    An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.

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    "What Did I Just Read??!!"

    Wow, just wow. I have enjoyed other Hill and King collaborations, especially considering that Hill is Kings son, and this was no exception. Short, creepy, and very well written.
    This story had several WTF moments that surprised even me a veteran of Kings writing. Stephen Lang was phenomenal as usual; he has read some of Hills stuff and did well with those. My only complaint is that Lang doesnt do women very well, his voice is too gravelly. Over all it was well done and look forward to an actual novel written by these two.

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    Amazon Customer 02-02-15
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    "yuck"

    the narration was good but didn't like the story. a story of hopelessness and people who try to help ending get up sorry for it

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    Anna 04-18-14
    Anna 04-18-14 Member Since 2014

    Reading is my greatest passion.

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    "Very gory, but totally expected from King."
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story captures the constant reader from the beginning. It's a short story, and it leaves you wanting more. I wouldn't be surprised if King will elaborate further on the evil in this story, in some future stories. Kind of the way he did with Desperation and The Regulators.


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    Tracy 04-02-14
    Tracy 04-02-14
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    "Great Entertainment!"
    If you could sum up In the Tall Grass in three words, what would they be?

    Scary, Mysterious, Chilling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't choose my favorite character. They were all great.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Lang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was listening with great intent towards the middle of the book as some of the mysteries started to unfold. It was great!


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    D. A. Gordon 03-10-14

    Ann

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    "Too gory for me ..."

    As always Stephen Lang did a great job with the narration. I enjoy reading Stephen King's books, especially the short stories, and I have enjoyed both of the Joe Hill books I've read. But this story was just too gory (and unthinkable) for me.

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    Dee Norwalk, CT, United States 01-16-14
    Dee Norwalk, CT, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not What I Hoped For."
    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    I don't know. A Whole different story maybe. I feel like I wasted my $7 on this one.


    Has In the Tall Grass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I won't give up on listening to this genre. I just didn't like this particular book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Lang?

    The Narrator is fine.


    What character would you cut from In the Tall Grass?

    All of them, because I didn't like the story.


    Any additional comments?

    With Stephen King books, you never know what you're going to get. Some are fantastic, and some of them are less than interesting. But that's true with all authors. I will continue to listen to and read Stephen King's books because he has such a weird and strange imagination.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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