Graveyard Shift and Other Stories From Night Shift

Narrated by: John Glover
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (682 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Consummate master of his craft, Stephen King has kept millions awake past midnight shivering at tales that probe the shadows and reveal the dark side. Now listeners can chill to this second dramatic unabridged production of short stories from his best selling book, Night Shift. It brings Stephen King's demonic stories fully to life - and the terror even closer to home.

Dropout drifter Hall has crossed the country doing whatever comes his way. Working the "Graveyard Shift" in a decaying Massachusetts mill under a bullying foreman is just one more leg in his crazy quilt journey, until it leads to a nether realm where the Rat Queen defends her empire. Things are never as they seem, as "The Man Who Loved Flowers" proves one perfect Spring evening on the sidewalks of New York. In "The Last Rung on the Ladder" beautiful Kitty hangs from dizzying heights above a hideous fate and, in "Night Surf," a group of teenagers on a late summer beach watch the world end in a gruesome, viral whimper. The mind-numbing secrets of "Jerusalem's Lot" wait in an ancestral mansion where blood binds the Boone family to a timeless history of unspeakable evil.

©1976 Stephen King (P)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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Classic King

These are the "oldies but goodies" of the King short stories. I wish Night Shift was all in one volume but the production values are well worth the cost.

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Best of the 'lot

While the dissecting of Night Shift into three parts appears to be a shameless grab for money, this volume is a bargain and a half. Some of the best of King's short fiction collection is here - the brutal and ravaging "Graveyard Shift" and utterly chilling "Jerusalem's Lot" - among less horrifying but equally well-told tales like "The Last Rung on the Ladder" and "Night Surf". Courtesy of John Glover, who lends a multi-textured performance across all of the stories contained in this selection, the listener can truly hear the beginnings of the masterful writing that would go on to create masterpiece novels like "The Stand" and "'Salem's Lot". When "The Man Who Loved Flowers" is the least terrifying of the bunch (and don't let the name or that description fool you), you know you're in for a wicked treat as only King can deliver.

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Overall good investment

The narrator was very good. Narrator did the best on The Man Who Loved Flowers and Jerusalem's Lot. Stories are classic Stephen King. If you're a King fan you won't be dissappointed!

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Where's the rest?

This is missing several stories, Children of the Corn, Boogyman, etc.. This was very disappointing.

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For the price it is a rip-off!!!

I adore Stephen King, however there are maybe two really good stories in this book. I feel that the price is definitely a ripoff

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Another of Stephen King (the worlds best story tellers) early works. Great!

See where this amazing, epic writing creative genius cut his teeth. It's a simpler form of writing for him and he's come a long way, but these stories stand up on their own along side of his greatest books. I totally recommend this book if your interested in his early work.

The audio is great in this one of the three part series and John Glover is absolutely spot on. Reading with great passion and talent. He makes it seem like he's telling you a story of his own.

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Good book to pass time

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Book is great for road trips if your a King fan. Most stories are standard King others give you the "humm?" look. Over all great short book.

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Excellent Collection

I love this collection of Stephen King short stories. I'm a long time fan of Stephen King. I've listened to and read these stories over and over again. John Glover does an excellent job with the narration. The stories are still scary no matter how old I am! I definitely recommend the listen.

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Phenomenal Production

I have a number of Stephen King audio stories and most of his short story collections in audio format. These are the best produced of all of them. John Glover is able to change his voice in subtle ways to fit each story and is outstanding. I love each story in its own way. Some people dislike production in their audible books but I love the small bits of music interspersed throughout because they work and fit the tone of each story. Please give this same treatment to Stephen King's other short story collections. Skeleton Crew is dying for a production such as this one.

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loved it!

I loved it! Graveyard Shift and Jerusalem's lot are by far my favorite Stephen King short stories. Always a good read.