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Different Seasons Audiobook

Different Seasons

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Publisher's Summary

Four gripping novellas tied together by the changing of seasons.

Hope Springs Eternal

"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"

An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge...the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption.

Summer of Corruption

"Apt Pupil"

Todd Bowden is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American 16-year-old - until he becomes obsessed with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. The inspiration for the film Apt Pupil from Phoenix Pictures.

Fall from Innocence

"The Body"

Four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face to face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. The film Stand by Me is based on this novella.

A Winter's Tale

"The Breathing Method"

A disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death.

©1982 Stephen King (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"Hypnotic." (The New York Times Book Review)

"To find the secret of his success, you have to compare King to Twain and Poe - King's stories tap the roots of myth buried in all our minds." (Los Angeles Times)

"Buy Different Seasons. I promise you'll enjoy it.... He creates people who are so alive, you can almost sense them." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 02-14-16
    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 02-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, because the stories are great, and the reader is one of the best I have ever heard.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of the novellas in the book are great, but the shawshank redemption is my favorite out of all of them.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Frank was fantastic at first person stories. He was also good at making you feel like you were really in the novel he was reading. That is why he was and audio award winner in my opinion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending of apt pupil was very surprising to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend any book read by Frank Muller.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Chad Baltimore, MD 06-21-16
    Chad Baltimore, MD 06-21-16
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    "King is The King of Writing"

    Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
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    Excellent book one of Kings best
    Absolutely loved it

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    almogit 12-05-16
    almogit 12-05-16
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    "Extraordinary listening"

    Intense, thrilling, thoughtful and a great performance! King at his best because it is not the usual King's horror.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 01-06-16
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 01-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "check these titles, I already owned these books."

    I already have these titles, should have read summary better. if you don't already have them, then this is for you.

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    Branson 12-26-16
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    "must read !"

    these stories were amazing, the shawshank redemption and stand by me stuck very closely to the original stories so there isn't much learned about these but the other two were great and very captivating

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    jake 12-09-16
    jake 12-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "extraordinary"

    I got this book mainly for Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank redemption, however apt pupil ended up being my favorite. all the stories were worthwhile. I highly recommend this book it is on my favorites list and I'm sure I'll revisit before long.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shawn 03-25-16
    shawn 03-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Pleasantly Suprised"

    I had seen all of these novellas as movies before hearing them read, and as is usual the book far surpasses the movie.

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    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 03-03-16
    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 03-03-16
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    "The first three stories are incredible."

    This is simply a must listen if you are a Stephen King fan. Great value for your money the first three stories were pure listening joy and worthy of five stars. The last story is a dud!

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    Jim N Chicago, IL 04-07-17
    Jim N Chicago, IL 04-07-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Perhaps King's Best Book"

    I've think King is at his best in the short novel form. The lean format works to his strengths and each of these stories is potent and impactful, likely to leave a lasting impression on the listener. I loved Different Seasons.

    Frank Muller's performance is as good as it gets.

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    rhutch 03-23-17
    rhutch 03-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    Love everything Stephen King! 4 excellent stories. Frank Muller is the best narrator in any genre!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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