Carrie White is no ordinary girl. Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis. To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by high school colleagues. But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her...
©1974 Stephen King (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"One of the few horror writers who can truly make the flesh creep." (Sunday Express)
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"Much better than the film."
Top five out of all audiobook listened to so far.
Carrie herself. trapped in the body of an adolescent girl, tortured by her estranged mother and school friends who as we all know can be horrible in themselves.
Excellent choice of narrator. Sissy brought out all the feeling behind the characters portrayed in the book. Obviously seeing Sissy as Carrie in the film helped however Sissy brought to the book a professionalism that was believable.
The point where Carrie prepares for the Prom attends the dance and naturally fits in until the events that brought forward the catastrophe.
Definitely worth listening to this book. The story brings to the reader the tale of a young girl persecuted for the way she was brought up through no fault of her own and then takes matters into her own hands in a devastating manner.
"Good story, but not so horrifying"
I had quite high expectations for this book, that's probably why I was a little disappointed. The story is, without a doubt, original and a bit addictive, but it didn't give me the chills. I hoped for a good old horror story, but it was more a description of a tragedy with quotes from different books about telekinesis.
But don't get me wrong, it was worth the listen! I love King, but it wasn't as horrifying as some of his other stories.
"Worth a listen"
Perhaps you have seen the film and remember it well. No matter as the book is well worth a listen and includes an interesting spoken preface by Stephen King himself explaining the circumstances in which he wrote Carrie. The original film ignores a central device used in the book which works well, namely telling the story in flashback through accounts of survivors and reporters. Carrie's own voice is also there and having the book read by Sissy Spacek works brilliantly.
THE MOST CHILLING TALE OF FUNDAMENTAL EXTREMIST RELIGION MEETS HIGH SCHOOL HAZING/BULLYING AND A FANATIC MOM ENDS UP OLIN MAJOR REVENGE AND CARNAGE - DISTURBING TO THE UTMOST!!
"Worth a read but!!!"
I would recommend other King books such as 'Shining' because this story is a bit too basic and there aren't really any high stakes or but Stephen King makes up for this with amazing characters and makes you feel like you are a student or a journalist inside this High School. The narrator was great and a perfect voice and brings a good vibe to the story
"much better than the movies"
I'm a real lover of the writings of Stephen king. this is a good read but a little confusing to begin with until you realise that the reader is reading extracts from different books based on the event of carrie, along with the actually story. the jump back and forth becomes quiet smooth though as the story progresses. this is not a scary story but very well written and even though it is one of his first books it still stands the test of time. king is not afraid to speak of topics that others might shy away from and it lends strength to his writing.
As always everything you'd expect from Stephen King. A little dated but still fantastic. I would highly recommend.
"Classic Horror Story"
Everyone knows the story, it's been adapted at least 3 times as far as I'm aware. Notjing compares to Stephen King's imaginative account of the Carror White affair.
"A real horror classic."
this really is a classic book for this genre and is much better than any of the films based on this story. It's kings debut novel and it has been highly influential and a must read for any hardcore horror fan.
The narration and audio quality are both good.
Such a great story. It's so lovely to hear Sissy Spacek's voice. Almost makes you want to cry, she puts so much emotion into the reading.
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