Jack Sawyer

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 12,021 ratings

The Talisman Publisher's Summary

On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm.

One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin....

©2001 Simon & Schuster; 2001 Stephen King and Peter Straub
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  • Book 1

    • The Talisman

    • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 28 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,944
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,933

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still Good

    • By Bill S. on 03-24-10

    Regular price: $18.85

    • The Talisman

    • Talisman, Book 1
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 28 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise, and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible narration

    • By Zanee on 06-29-14

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 2

    • Black House

    • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,387

    Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Sawyer delivers

    • By Brian on 12-28-12

    Regular price: $13.99