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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent, and while they sleep they go to another place....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Never thought I’d say this about a Stephen King...

  • By Brenda on 26-11-2017

Very dissatisfied with this book.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-2018

Was quite overdrawn and boring with too many menial characters. Made it a book that was dull and forgettable. Could have been ~15,000 words shorter.

  • Four Past Midnight

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Woods, Ken Howard, Tim Sample, and others
  • Length: 29 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

At midnight comes the point of balance. Of danger. The instant of utter stillness when, between two beats of the heart, an alternative reality can slip through, like a blade between the ribs, and switch you into a new and terrifying world. Four Past Midnight: four heart-stopping accounts of that moment when the familiar world fractures beyond sense, the fragments spinning away from the desperate, clutching reach of sanity....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading by someone who is a big name.

  • By Anonymous User on 04-08-2018

King: Excellent as Always

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2017

Mystery missing plane passengers.
One man's insane revenge.
Confronting a dark-past.
A boy's supernatural camera.
😱👍👍👍

  • Different Seasons

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In this classic collection of four novellas, the grand master takes you on irresistible journeys into the far reaches of horror, heartache and hope. 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption' is the story of two men convicted of murder - one guilty, one innocent - who form the perfect partnership as they dream up a scheme to escape from prison. In 'Apt Pupil' a golden schoolboy entices an old man with a past to join in a dreadful union.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome starter book

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-2019

Some of my favorite stories

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-2017

Excellent stories. Two of which have been made into some of the best movies in recent history. A brilliant man.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

A superb novel set in classic Stephen King territory - a small new England town about to be engulfed by terror. Turn off the television - in fact, why don't you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favourite chair? - and we'll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them. Stephen King, from the introduction. Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By daniel on 24-12-2016

Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-2016

King's second book after Carrie, and definitely worth a listen. Very clever composition and writing with familiar characters and a certain nostalgic charm. Would recommend.

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