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  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

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

A town brought to life

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2018

Stephen King and the narrator both do a fantastic job of bringing Salem’s Lot to life in a story that pulls no punches.

  • 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

Almost...

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2018

Sleeping Beauties falls short of being a very good book. The story is great and the characters generally fine, while not all that intriguing outside of the main few, but the novel settles for a field goal and is unable to get the touchdown.

  • Misery

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of best sellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn't the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs. The good news was that Annie was a nurse and had painkilling drugs. The bad news was that she was Paul's Number One Fan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best writers of our time

  • By Mick Fleay on 04-08-2018

chilling story.

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

Reviewed: 28-08-2017

Where does Misery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2nd best out of 2, I've only read this one and IT.

What other book might you compare Misery to, and why?

None that I've read.

Which character – as performed by Lindsay Crouse – was your favourite?

Annie Wilkes.

The narrator done a great job as Annie, especially in her darker moments.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"She was his number 1 fan"