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Publisher's Summary

Return to Castle Rock as Richard Chizmar offers the sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box, the acclaimed 2017 novella he cowrote with Stephen King!

Something evil has swept into the small Western Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive.

In Washington, DC, 37-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn’t be more different from the self-conscious teenage girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock’s Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted - or some might say cursed - with the extraordinary button box by Richard Farris, the mysterious stranger in the black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care and feeding until Farris eventually returned, promising Gwendy she’d never see the box again.

One day, though, the button box shows up without warning - and without Richard Farris to explain why, or what she’s supposed to do with it. The mysterious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again...where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a madman before he does something ghastly.

From New York Times best seller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy's Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make - and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King’s Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Richard Chizmar (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Gwendy is back

Gwendy's Magic Feather is the second novel in this extremely entertaining trilogy started by Stephen King, alongside award-winning author Richard Chizmar. Mr. Chizmar continues to delight the reader with another original story.

Renowned actor, voice-over artost and narrator Maggie Siff reprieves her role and delivers another top notch performance.

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Captivating

Can be read before or after Gwendy's Button Box. The author did a wonderful job of including enough detail from the first story.

Gwendy is a lovable character. The author's descriptions & vocabulary throughout were beautifully composed. The perfect amount of suspense and closure.

Hoping to hear more of Gwendy Peterson's adventures in the future.

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meandering, boring, not worth a read

One of the most tiresome books I've ever listened to. I really enjoyed the previous book in the series, but in this book Wendy is reduced to a sex object with very little agency in a pointless story. there are a bunch of stray threads of story that are never tied up, and the central conflict is just completely unengaging. hopeful that the 3rd in the series will be fun but honestly, read a plot summary of this one and don't waste your time on the full text or recording

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Kept Waiting for the “Good” Part..Then the Book Ended!

Perhaps Richard Chizmar thought that the strength of his story was in its “slow burn”...you know who is a master at the slow burn story? Stephen King! I can’t believe he allowed his name to be attached to such a garbage book.

All of the wonder, suspense, and novelty of the first book are absent in this one. I saw another review that mentioned the reader kept anticipating Gwendy would “do SOMETHING, anything!”

Richard Chizmar really phoned it in with this book. Can’t even convey how disappointed I was when I reached the end after forcing myself to continue listening and realized, “Nope, that’s really it. You’ll never reach the good part of the book because there isn’t one.”

Honestly just a novella filled with Gwendy doing mundane things, told by an equally mundane storyteller who relies on all the tropes and tired language of someone who, well, phoned it in.

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Lost without King

I read and loved Gwendy’s button box, I found myself very excited for this book to come out. But unfortunately it’s a pale second to the first, I assume it was King that made the first so compelling and his absence why this book is so lack of substance. When I tell you nothing happens in this book I mean it, nothing of any substance happens in this book.
I kept listening hoping all the boring mundane life stuff of Gwendy would be building to an epic conclusion but unfortunately not. It’s nothing beginning to end. I’m fairly disappointed in this book that shares my name, it had so much potential that was never reached.

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wow.

what would you do with that much power? I can't imagine having that much power at a button.

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Wonderful

Wonderful sequel to Gwendy's Button Box; the narrator was perfection, and the characters , both old and new, gave me all the feels! Don't miss out on getting to know Gwendy and her family.

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fantastic

loved seeing Gwendy as an adult. and what she is up to after the box.

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Love returning to Castle Rock.

Richard Chizmar captures the great place of Castle Rock once again. We also get to see what our beloved Gwendy Peterson been up to. A magnificent story after a magnificent first; Gwendy’s Magic Feather is a page-turner and it will keep you guessing until the very end, Richard Chizmar is a great story teller with a hell of an imagination.

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King is sadly gone.

The first book in this series was wonderful, thoughtful and classic King. This rambling piece of political pandering shit is another run on 2nd rate B movie of a pamphlet ranting about politics. To quote an earlier phrase, “shut up and play”. Leave politics to politicians

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