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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.

'The Body' sees four young boys venture into the woods and find life, death...and the end of innocence.

'The Breathing Method' is the tale of a doctor who goes to his club and discovers a woman determined to give birth - no matter what.

©1982 Stephen King (P)2009 Penguin Audio

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Awesome starter book

all 4 stories in this book are amazing. I've watched stand by me 1000 times and the book definitely out does the movies especually with the narrators voice. But it could do with book mark for each story.

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A great collection

Some of Stephen King's best novellas. This man is truly one of the best writers around.

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I Loved it as always Thank you Stephen King Thank you Frank Muller ...I do love Stephen Kings Books

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Some of my favorite stories

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

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  • Tzvi David Szajnbrum
  • 24-12-2019

Not even the master reader Frank Muller could ...

The book is what I called "printed because there are nothing else to be printed and people will buy it anyway therefore let's do it" Poor writing, inaccurate "history", poor stories, low level language. Frank Muller tried hard to save the book but was a impossible task from the very beginning.

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  • Cecelia Payn
  • 07-01-2019

A Master Spinner of (deliciously long)Tales.

This collection is a brilliant reflection of Stephen King's ability to tell longer, varied tales and stories. Excellent read!

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  • Rasmus
  • 26-10-2016

Good freaking book

It's a King book ofcourse it's good book. I mean come on what's not to love

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  • james Moynihan
  • 23-09-2018

Great value!

Great value of 4 books in one, but would be nicer if each book was labeled so I didn't have to go looking through each chapter trying to find the end of one book and the beginning of the next.

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  • Alan B.
  • 01-03-2019

So so good.

Maybe the best Stephen King book full stop. The performance is fantastic as well. Have listened to this a number of times and enjoyed every one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2018

a Stephen king bargin

an amazing valued book 4 Stephen king's for the price of one. nice sized novella's to keep you interested. my favourite was an apt pupil, but they are all good stories .

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  • kmcca5
  • 06-09-2016

One of the Best King Books, top 5 at least

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What a brilliant selection of stories. Many writers would be happy to have produced just one of these masterpieces in their life time and king comes out with four in one book.
You will know the Shawshank Redemption and the Body as they were extremely popular films (The Body was used as the basis for Stand By Me) All 4 stories are superb and a must for any King fan or someone just wanting to dip their toe into the King back catalogue.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 27-08-2020

Excellent narrator

Two very well known stories and two other very intriguing stories that I was not familiar with all narrated beautifully by Frank Muller. I have noted the chapters for the stories as I could not find this information elsewhere. 1 -4 Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption 5 - 34 Apt Pupil 35 - 68 The Body 69 - 71 The Breathing method 72 Afterword by Stephen King

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  • Kieran Murray
  • 15-05-2020

excellent as ever

all 4 stories are gripping, and the narration is different on all four, even though all read by the same person. they all feel different, as they should.

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  • Flo
  • 02-03-2020

absolutely brilliant

best selection from Stephen King. I couldn't stop listening to apt pupil. great collection of stories

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-11-2018

Kings best writing

It’s no surprise that two fantastic films have been produced from stories in this book as the quality of writing is superb. In this book he showcases his talent for writing straight fiction as good as any contemporary author. Do yourself a favour and read today

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  • 07-10-2016

Love these stories, poor sound quality though

These novella's by King are iconic, all but one have been turned into movies.
The Breathing Method is one of the most moving, yet gruesome stories I have ever read.

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  • Richard
  • 19-12-2020

Different Seasons is different class

Plain and simply: I loved it, every story was a genuine masterclass - end of

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