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The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Trying not to be terrified. Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt. Sometimes they died. And all because she needed to pee.

This is the story of a girl who gets lost on an outing in the Northeast woods. In her panic to get back on the track, she takes turnings which lead her deeper and deeper into the terrifying woods. With only a small amount of food and water in her knapsack, she begins to give up hope of ever getting out. Alive. The only thing that keeps her going is her Walkman on which she listens avidly to Red Sox baseball games, creating an imaginary friendship with her hero Tom Gordon. And as she struggles for survival and a way out, she realises she's not alone. There's something else in the woods, and it's watching her.

©1999 Stephen King; (P)1999 1999 Simon & Schuster

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  • Kevin
  • 02-10-08

Great Listen

A gripping story very well presented and narrated.

As an outisider to both Maine and the game of Baseball, the novel gave me a vivid and compelling insight into the essential nature of both. Highly recommended.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Dallas Winston 9
  • 07-16-17

Good just not enough jeopardy

What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon the most enjoyable?

The performance was good. I like Trisha she was a very brave person, and I felt bad for the situation she was in. I just felt it lacked the sense of jeopardy books like Gerald's Game and Mysery had.

Would you recommend The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend it to my niece, but it's not Kings best book.

Have you listened to any of Anne Heche’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but she was good. I also like the echoe sound effects. She brought Trisha alive.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The world has teeth, and sometimes it bites.

Any additional comments?

Good listen but not essential.

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  • Steve
  • 03-08-17

Do you think you could survive?

What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon the most enjoyable?

The story is well written and nicely paced. The performance by Anne Heche is excellent and has a steady, pleasant flow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Similar to Gerald's Game, Trisha is alone and her imagination runs riot meaning there's probably little choice than to make her my favourite character. She shows great resolve and you fear for both her sanity and safety as time rolls on and she is still so far from civilisation and her family.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where she confronts the bear.

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

No specific moment but reading about her loneliness and realising her fragility and the danger she is in as a 9 year old lost in the woods certainly pulls on the heart strings.

Any additional comments?

Another good story from Stephen King. Well worth a listen.

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  • PAUL
  • 10-29-16

fantastic

a brilliant story that keeps you hooked from the start you really care for the protagonist and the ending you'll she'd a tear and if there was a book of Stephen king's that should be made into a film this is one

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  • Callandor
  • 10-17-16

Pitched And Paced Perfectly

A striking read from an opening that never faltered from it's delivery too the close

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  • K
  • 10-04-13

Excellent

Great narrator, easy to follow and one of King's better books. Well worth the listen, I recommend.

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  • Linda-Jayne Doherty
  • 08-31-15

best book ever couldn't stop listening

this is a very enjoyable book you just have to get to the end of the book cause you want to see how it's going to end

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