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Publisher's Summary

A superb novel set in classic Stephen King territory - a small new England town about to be engulfed by terror.

Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them.

Stephen King, from the introduction. Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size.

Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, and to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure. A man who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed - nothing unusual, except the list starts to grow.

Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, bewilderment to confusion and finally to terror....

©1975 Stephen King (P)2004 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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"An incredibly gifted writer." ( Guardian)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-17

brilliant

loved it! couldn't stop listening, the narrator is spellbinding ... first audio book of many to come...

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  • Mr
  • 11-05-17

Excellent, creepy

A little slow to get into, but it picks up the pace soon enough. Very creepy story! I loved it.

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  • Noona M
  • 10-12-17

Great

I loved it. Shared listening experience with my husband in a dark tent in an ancient Scottish forest. He loved it too.

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  • D. H. M
  • 10-02-17

Good Read

Wasn't sure at the start - but turned out much better than expected. Suspense well held in true Stephen Kiing style

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-17

Great read vivd and chilling classic Stephen king !

I was recommend this book by a friend an I thoroughly enjoyed it .
Loved kings take on vampires ,likeable characters with a constant ramping up of dark forces .
If u like Stephens books an enjoy vampire fiction this is for you .

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  • Tim
  • 08-29-17

Good but not his best

Ok, it's a good book, but given his amazing catalogue it's not a great book. It plods nicely along and you can feel the King in it but it's slow and lacks punch compared with others.. Narration is top dog mind you

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  • Sophzilla the movie lizard
  • 08-04-17

Fang-tastic

Omg. This was just unbelievably incredible. Unbelievably! I've never enjoyed an audiobook more. The story was phenomenal, funny and tragic, and the narration was just top. Blooming. Draw. Wonderful! Loved it! (It IS very sad, and there are some quite chilling bits, plus it gets very tense, so brace yourself)

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  • Alun
  • 07-25-17

Enter The Lot!

Excellent story, read the novel twice previous to listening to the audio book. Great when in the car, on the bike and doing DIY!

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  • Neil
  • 06-29-17

A lot to admire

Excellent narration. Classic King. Great setting. Some great characters - could have had more of the baddies.

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  • steve kay
  • 06-08-17

Good listen

My first Stephen King book!
Great listen, the author goes into a lot of detail about each character in the book. He brings it all to life.
I found in some places, the book dragged a little. But all in all i enjoyed it