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Thinner

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Publisher's Summary

The unpause-able novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes...nothing at all. This number-one national best seller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil...it will have you on the edge of your seat" (Publishers Weekly).

Billy Halleck commits vehicular manslaughter when his lack of attention results in the death of an old gypsy lady on the street. Overweight Halleck is a lawyer with connections, though, and he gets off with a slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word: "thinner". Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last gamble...one that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away.

With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman", Thinner is a novel of "undeniable suspense" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "genuine chills" (Kirkus Reviews).

©1984 Richard Bachman (P)2009 Penguin Audio

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    Crista Huggard 04-21-16
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    "Great Story"

    I liked the story and the performer's voice. Would recommend this tale to those who like Stephen King as well as those who aren't sure if they like him yet!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Neal 01-28-16
    Neal 01-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Sickness can be Evil. In this case it was so."

    This was an interesting read. Just what would be expected but then a wicked twist. And an ending that makes you think.

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    Jeremie F Pettit 12-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book, terrible movie!"

    Watched the movie right after finishing the book, and boy did they mess that story up for the big screen! This book is really great, you can follow the main character as he transforms from dopey fatty to desperate, betrayed loner on a mission to save his life. The movie tried too hard to stay true to the source material and ended up a jumbled mess.

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    Lord Han moreno 12-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Love audible. Speak four languages

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    "Love this book"

    I notice it was different from the movie. Glad I notice it. I much from now on read and listen to the book then watch the movie for that particular book. Great work again from my favorite author Stephen King.

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    Amazon Customer 08-23-16
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    "The Bachman Books"

    Loved it! I'm reading all the king/Bachman books back to back, the whole catalog from start to finish in a year's time. I started Jan 2016. Now I'm reading the Bachman books. I had seen the film Thinner but hadn't read the novel til now. The film was a good adaptation, surprisingly cuz Kings books usually are murdered when turned to films. Only small differences and things left out. The book was lean and mean, just the way I like them. Great story, one of the Masters best, and a great narration.

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    Isak 08-04-16
    Isak 08-04-16
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    "Great!"

    Narrator was mostly awesome, really great male voices. But the female voices did get kind of ridiculous sometimes. Still great though!

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    billdalton Austin, TX. USA 08-20-17
    billdalton Austin, TX. USA 08-20-17 Member Since 2012

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    "One of King's best, but the "bumper" music is distracting and outdated"

    I would recommend this book as a good, scary and very original creepy King book. The narrator is almost perfect, but like most male narrators trying to do women's voices, those parts are annoying and almost sound like a mean parody of how a woman speaks. The music at the beginning of each chapter adds nothing, goes on too long, and is unappealing. All those negatives being said, I would still say this book is worth a listen.

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    Richard 5314 Chesdin Road, North Dinwiddie, VA 23803 05-31-17
    Richard 5314 Chesdin Road, North Dinwiddie, VA 23803 05-31-17
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    "great book"

    the reading and story was great but the noise between chapters was to loud had to keep adjusting volume.,

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    Cory 03-21-17
    Cory 03-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Great Idea For A Novel, But A Weak Ending"
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Joe Mantegna?

    Definitely. King is one of my favorite writers, and I thought Joe Mantegna did an excellent job.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen King before, how does this one compare?

    Since this is a Bachman book, definitely expect a different experience than King's other books. Overall, Thinner is good, but not amazing. Better than many King books I've read, but definitely not on the same level as his best work.


    Have you listened to any of Joe Mantegna’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not.


    Was Thinner worth the listening time?

    Yes. Happy that I bought it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a very cool idea for a book, and the first half is quite engrossing. There is a major shift about 2/3 of the way through, and I thought once that happened, the book lost some of its spark.

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    Louisa Los angeles, CA, United States 12-02-16
    Louisa Los angeles, CA, United States 12-02-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Loved the movie so had to try the book."

    As usual the book was better and I really loved the narrator. Would have been way more exciting and the ending would have had more of a punch had I not seen the movie a gazillion times already but it was still good. I love Kings work!

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