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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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    Kim Venatries 05-26-17 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jon 07-04-17
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    "one of my favorites."

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

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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.

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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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    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.

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    "It is an amazing story that I will listen to again"

    A story of what a human is truly capable of in an extraordinary situation. It has a touch of eldritch horror that tops it off quite nicely. Bravo!!

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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 :)

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    "Great Story and Well Read"

    Another compelling Stephen King story and we'll preformed and read by the narrator. Would recommend.

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    "too quiet"

    narrator whispered the entire book. ruined the experience. very disappointed. couldn't hear a damn thing.

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