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The Mist Audiobook

The Mist

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Stephen King's terrifying novella about a town engulfed in a dense, mysterious mist - as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction....

In the wake of a destructive Maine summer thunderstorm, an impenetrable mist descends from the direction of a local military facility and infiltrates the small town of Bridgton. David Drayton and his son, Billy, are dragged into a living nightmare as unnatural and violent forces concealed by the mist begin to emerge, wreaking havoc in their wake. Now trapped in the local supermarket with a ragtag group of survivors, David unexpectedly faces a growing threat from within, one that promises to challenge the boundaries of sanity itself. In this horrifying mist, hearing is seeing - and believing. And what you're about to hear, you'll never forget.

Originally published in his acclaimed collection Skeleton Crew, this riveting, eerie novella proves why Stephen King is a master storyteller in short form.

©1985 Stephen King (P)1994 Penguin Highbridge Audio

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    Debbie 07-04-17
    Debbie 07-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great audio"

    I will be listening to this again. I couldn't stop listening even while working. it's that good.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 05-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Something in the fog took John Lee!"

    Frightening story, expertly narrated. What lurks in the mist is nothing compared to the boat load of crazy those cowering from it face. This is the novella previously published in a collection of shorts.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnette CO 08-19-17
    Lynnette CO 08-19-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic King"

    I love all of Stephen King's work. I read this book years ago, but decided I wanted to listen to it this time.
    The story is classic King (much different from the series) and of course I loved it. I think, however, the narrator could have been better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Strickland 07-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narration!"

    I loved Will Patton's narration. Also nice to find a Stephen King story that doesn't take a month to listen to :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim N Chicago, IL 07-05-17
    Jim N Chicago, IL 07-05-17 Member Since 2008
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    "One of King's Finest efforts"

    I first read The Mist on a Sunday morning back in the early 1980s. I had picked up a copy of Kirby McCauley's anthology, Dark Forces, and The Mist was (if I recall correctly), the first story in the book.

    It was riveting. I read it one sitting, completely transported to a small supermarket in Maine, where a group of people faced a terrifying, inexplicable situation. Rarely has a story ever drawn me in so completely.

    The Mist is part Lovecraftian horror, part B-movie homage, and throughly satisfying. It's effectiveness lies in the simplicity of it's concept. The titular mist is pervasive and mysterious. It diminishes the ability of the characters to perceive what's around them and what's around them is unknown, horrifying. That mystery is juxtaposed against a very familiar setting (the interior of a supermarket) in which the all-too-familiar frailties and dangers of human beings create as much drama as what lurks outside.

    The story's ending has been a source of some controversy but I think it's perfect.

    I've been waiting a long time for a good audio version of The Mist and Will Patton does a great job reading it. If you want to lose yourself in a good horror story for a few hours you can't go wrong with this one.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    jon 07-04-17
    jon 07-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "one of my favorites."

    I love this story, so glad they updated it. will Patton does an amazing job.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jmrector Virginia 06-15-17
    Jmrector Virginia 06-15-17
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    "Love it!"

    always good story with any Stephen King book but the narrator makes it come alive.

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    Scott F Feighner houston, tx USA 11-15-17
    Scott F Feighner houston, tx USA 11-15-17
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    "A winner from Stephen and Will"

    I first read THE MIST in 1980 upon it’s first release as part of Kirby McCauly’s DARK FORCES anthology. The story took my breath away. It was a shining example of why SK is such a good storyteller. I’ve actually read the story several times since the first reading. On 1993 someone had the “brilliant” idea to record this in 3D sound as a full cast production. Don’t look for it. It sucked.

    This version, something I had waited s long time for, is the real deal. Will Patton, an actor of limitless skill in his narration, brings the story to live in such a way that you forget it’s just Will. His Mrs. Cormody will scare you to your bones. And deeper.

    The audiobook is a winner. Only four hours and some chance long, you can listen to it during a day trip

    Pick it up and enjoy the fear it induces as fear for the people in the story.

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    ReaderMom 11-11-17
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    "Leaves you hanging"

    I enjoyed the book, I would really enjoy a second one that led to a conclusion.

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    Amazon Customer 10-22-17
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    "the ending of the movie was better"

    but loved the book and the reader's performance. a great book that can be finished in a day

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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