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Lisey's Story Audiobook

Lisey's Story

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Publisher's Summary

Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.

Perhaps King's most personal and powerful story ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.

Don't miss more from Stephen King.

©2006 Stephen King; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"As much about the facets of longtime marriage as it is about the characters themselves, Lisey's Story offers a poignant glimpse at abiding love and the tides of grief, and the internal language of relationships of all kinds." (Atlantic Monthly)
"In Lisey's Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary." (Michael Chabon)
"Lisey's Story is bright and brilliant. It's dark and desperate. While I'll always consider The Shining, my first ride on King's wild Tilt-A-Whirl, a gorgeous, bloody jewel, I found, on this latest ride, a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems. A few of them have sharp, hungry teeth." (Nora Roberts)

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    SonDee BookLover Moreno Valley, CA 04-07-16
    SonDee BookLover Moreno Valley, CA 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A little hard to follow"

    The story started off a bit slow and was very confusing actually. About Mid story it picked up and started to make sense. It ended very good though. Not my Favorite King book but not terrible either. Middle of the road. 11.22.63 is still my favorite. If you haven't read it, go read it instead of this one!

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    Mardell Hall Sacramento, CA United States 04-07-16
    Mardell Hall Sacramento, CA United States 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good story, nice un-folding!"

    Really enjoyed. Not FANTASTIC as MANY of his books are but very good story & telling.

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    susan gates 04-01-16
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    Good book weird plot always throwing you from here to there really creative piece of writing

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    Jessica WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 04-01-16
    Jessica WINSTON SALEM, NC, United States 04-01-16 Member Since 2010

    Starlight Thunderbolts Rainstorms Blissful Exhilaration Ocean Swimming Painting with my Hands on Wood. Life Is Worth it.

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    "Love and Death, Stephen King Style."

    The Narrator is superb, truly threads life's blood into the story.
    Lisey's Story takes listeners into a wonderworld. This novel is diverse and surprising. Widow Lisey, misses her deceased husband and writer, Scott. Also Lisey has sister issues...some of which eerily relate to her departed husband's past.
    Scott Landon's prose came from an actual other world, (my supposition is a world possibly superimposed within our own) it is a dace-ingly dangerous, yet beautific and beneficent dome of existence.This is a mostly unknown place, few have the knack to access it.
    This book gives real life glimpsed into utterly believable characters as they find themselves "lost", crazed, and hunted.
    Also it is a very heartwarming tale...
    Stephen King continues to amaze and surprise me with his ongoing wit and absolute nightmarish creepiosity.

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    "A Story of Madness"

    Although I can appreciate the depth of imagination it took to create this story, I did not find myself truly engaged with the characters or their lives. I tired of the whole extended premise and the time it took to tell this tale.

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    Sandra 03-22-16
    Sandra 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great story by Stephen King!"

    You follow this story writer through the perils of creativity and the warmth of a great love story. A book I will surely listen to again.

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    Amazon Customer 03-16-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Amazing"

    I'm not a huge fan of the genre but Steven King has a way of touching home with whatever he writes. I laughed, cried and was afraid. The narration was spot-on. The whole book was an experience and I left feeling changed. An unfortunately rare experience in my opinion.

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    Stefanie 03-16-16
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    "Great story - creepy, but with humor."

    Very enjoyable & interesting. It got just a little bit too far out there at times but still very enjoyable. Mare Winningham is a great narrator, using just the right tones to portray the thoughts.

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    Deanna United States 03-14-16
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    "superb"

    Absolutely superb story and stupendous performance. Haven't been so moved in years, heartbreakingly beautiful and terrifyingly real. An amazing portrait of marriage, familial relationships, and the power of belief.

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    Sandra 03-11-16
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    "King is my favorite storyteller!"

    I loved it and was sorry to come to the end. On to the next.

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