Quitters, Inc.

Narrated by: Eric Roberts
Length: 43 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (239 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dick Morrison's life has become a nightmare of addictions, filling his days with overeating, overworking, and smoking way too much. When an old friend tells him about a surefire way to quit, he's more than willing to give it a shot. But what Dick doesn't know is that Quitters, Inc. demands a high price from anyone who strays from their rigid rules-like a few volts of electricity for the nearest and dearest... or maybe a missing thumb? Forced to choose between his desperate need for cigarettes and the dire consequences of giving in to his addiction, Dick must decide just how important another drag really is.
©2006 Stephen King (P)2009 Phoenix

What listeners say about Quitters, Inc.

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disapointed

This is one of my favorite King short stories but I was disappointed by the performance. At several points during the recording, there is a heavy handed sax driven muzak playing in the background - it makes the performance come off as cheesy and makes the reader difficult to understand. As for Roberts - he reads through the material very quickly and he often sounds like he has the microphone too close to his mouth and is often hard to understand. I tried setting the ipod to slower playback but it just made him sound drunk. I set the eq on the ipod to spoken voice and that seemed to help a little - although by that point I may have just been used to it. The fact that this was so short was probably the only reason I stuck it out until the end.

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Love the story, hated the narration.

I love this story and saw the movie with James Woods, it was great! I did not like the narration at all. I just can't get into it and can't seem to get past the first 5-10 minutes.

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A brilliant but twisted story from the master!!

Qquitters Inc was an extremely funny but twisted short story! I'm a smoker and I honestly believe that the methods in this story would even be enough to get me off the butts!!! The only thing I didn't care for was the narrator, but the story was only 45 minutes long and so good I barely noticed! The guy who narrates Stephen King's novel, 11.22.63, now the guy who narrated that book, in my opinion, should be narrating every single one of King's books as he has the perfect place to deliver long fascinating stories! Stephen King, you're a freaking genius!! Thanks for another great time!

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A Must Read!!

My Husband recommended it to me, I had to play it from start to finish, no breaks lol it was that good. What I love the most is the moral of the story, it definitely reminds me of the special bond My Husband and I share. Our love conquers all, nothing could ever come between us.

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I didn't like it

it was OK. it wasn't my kind of book. it was a little bit much for me.

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Nice short story, but.....

Nice short story, but the music they play intermittently was annoying to me. It may be a preference thing, but I found it distracting. I also felt the reader was a little too fast. Still an overall good listen

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A short story that cost too much.

What would have made Quitters, Inc. better?

A longer story.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

While the ending was good it didn't give me enough.

What didn’t you like about Eric Roberts’s performance?

Almost mumbles through some parts.

Any additional comments?

Price should be cheaper for such a story.

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You WILL Quit!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this book is riveting. I could not put it down until it was complete.

What did you like best about this story?

Strange twist...unexpected events.

What about Eric Roberts’s performance did you like?

Eric made me believe he was telling his own story.

If you could rename Quitters, Inc., what would you call it?

You WILL Quit!!!

Any additional comments?

Keep up the great work.

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Classic King

What did you love best about Quitters, Inc.?

Short and sweet but definitely classic King!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!!

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy Stephen King's short stories, you will love this book... quick and easily done in one session (less than 45 mins) but has that ending you know you don't expect but there it is! Love this book.

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Excellent!

What made the experience of listening to Quitters, Inc. the most enjoyable?

This is a great short story. It wpould probably work if it were legal.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The CEO

Which character – as performed by Eric Roberts – was your favorite?

CEO

If you could rename Quitters, Inc., what would you call it?

How bad to you want to quit?