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Publisher's Summary

The battle against evil has begun in this "devishly entertaining" (Publishers Weekly) story of a suburban neighborhood in the grip of surreal terror - a number-one national best seller from Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman.

Peaceful suburbia on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio, takes a turn for the ugly when four vans containing armed "regulators" terrorize the street's residents, cold-bloodedly killing anyone foolish enough to step outside their homes. Houses mysteriously transform into log cabins, and the street now ends in what looks like a child's hand-drawn Western landscape. Masterminding this sudden onslaught is the evil creature Tak, who has taken over the body of an autistic eight-year-old boy, Seth Garin.

"A rip-roaringly violent thriller whose main action takes place in little more than an hour and a half" (Booklist), The Regulators features an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman".

©1996 Richard Bachman. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Fast paced an edge of your seat type of ride!!

It was both thrilling and terrifying as well as exhilarating. This one really had my adrenaline pumping. The narrator is spectacular.

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Frank Muller was the best!

I could listen to him all day. The book reminds me of the twilight zone,

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Frank Muller was the best

Classic Stephen King, and no one read him better than Frank Muller. Black House will always be my favorite, but this was very good.

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Wow!

Stephen King and Frank Muller. Do I need to say more? It's like spooky poetry...

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Frank Muller makes this story come alive and dead!

What else can I say? This is another GREAT story by Stephen King. Gives you the creeps with Frank Muller's narration.

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Read both Desperation and The Regulators

Most reviews say to read The Regulators first and Desperation second but also say Desperation is the better of the two. This being the case, I read Desperation first. It was very good but in the end, I enjoyed The Regulators story more. Both books are great and loved the idea of same characters but in parallel worlds.

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so so king....more Koontz than king.

king has done better. lots of times. but the narrator is fantastic! frank Mueller is exceptional here as he always is.

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Regulators

I am a Stephen King fan and have read many of his books. I didn't really care for Regulators. The story was all over the place and hard to follow. Some of the confusion is the use of the same characters as in Desperation although they aren't truly linked.

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the regulators

Wild, imaginative, crazily manic King/Bachman novel. I love this story and mirror novel Desperation. Great narration as well, esp great considering the novels constant mania and obsurdity at times. I'm on to desperation next and I have a feeling that I'll do this one again cuz its a hard novel to get thru an audio book. I feel like I missed alot. But even still I kno I loved this book, one of Kings best to me. This is about the eighth of his novels I've done recently, on my quest to do them all and so far this one is at the top with It and Insomnia.

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Great Reading

loved it. Made me think about some of our neighborhoods. Do you know your neighbors?

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