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Publisher's Summary

A game. A husband and wife game. Gerald's Game. But this time Jesse didn't want to play.

Lying there, spread-eagled and handcuffed to the bedstead while he'd loomed and drooled over her, she'd felt angry and humiliated. So she'd kicked out hard. Aimed to hit him where it hurt. He wasn't meant to die, leaving Jesse alone and helpless in a lakeside holiday cabin.

Miles from anywhere. No one to hear her screams. Alone. Except for the voices in her head that had begun to chatter and argue and sneer....

©1987 Stephen King (P)2008 Penguin Random House LLC

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Not what I expected!

Very deep and disturbing in some aspects. An exploration into the inner turmoils of a woman forced into a position that reawakened a great injustice. Look out for Easter eggs (as expected) that interweave the King multiverse. Proof again that King is the best!

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☆☆☆absolutely amazing☆☆

This is one of Kings finishest book.
There were times I wanted to skip certain parts. By listening to this was better than a therapist.
Thank You

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A great listen!

I first saw the Gerald's Game movie on Netflix and really liked it, so I decided to listen to the audio book. If you've seen the movie, the book is quite different and will keep you entertained. There are plot similarities, but you get a much more in-depth look into Jessie's psyche throughout her ordeal. A really interesting story of loss, emotional baggage, fear and strength.

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a story of survival from a place of comfort.

King is at his best when he takes a seemingly safe place or scenario and makes you second guess it.

He just knows how to write characters, and in this case its very important being there is only one(technically) for 80% of the book.

Although not my favourite King story, still a good one. Trigger warnings for certain plots of the book.

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  • Sam
  • 01-10-2018

Classic King

This is a great book and read brilliantly. the only gripe I have is with the weird sound effects played at seemingly random intervals.

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  • GillyK
  • 02-03-2018

Sadly felt like a chore to finish

I had just watched the Netflix film so really fancied reading the book but I sadly found it to be mostly a boring and long slog and on this occasion I prefer the film. However I thought the last two chapters to were great which bumps it up a star. I also felt the narrator did her best but her performance was a bit dull at times, I think because all of the voices pretty much sounded the same. I probably won't return to this title unfortunately.

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  • Lee
  • 03-11-2017

disappointing

I'm so disappointed with this book! I read it myself several years ago and really enjoyed it, but this production is rubbish! monotonous narration plus peculiar and unnecessary musical interludes meant I couldn't reach the end!

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  • Katherine Stewart
  • 07-09-2017

Wasn't sure why there was music playing at odd tim

I wasn't sure why there was music playing at odd intervals throughout... It made me snaps out of the story but it was a good performance and awesome story

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  • Andy T
  • 07-09-2016

Not the best SK ever

So I'm a certified Stephen King junkie - I thought 11-22-63 was an awesome book, I enjoyed the weird but interesting books about the Man in Black, I loved the Stand, Green Mile, Pet Cemetary, Mercedes Killer etc. But this was a rather less fulfilling read with a very odd ending tacked on to an interesting idea. Well read; and it kept me going to the end: but make sure you read his great books first!

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  • Jules T
  • 24-12-2017

creepy book

Enjoyed this creepy tale. Some bits actually made my skin crawl.
Good reader seemed to hit the right tone all the way through.

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  • J ward
  • 03-11-2017

Love Stephen King

I hadn't read this book( not sure why) and so decided to listen to it here on audible . The narrator was brilliant, loved her voice, accents etc- just brilliant!! The story was quite creepy and very entertaining!!!

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  • Kaz
  • 02-09-2021

Not brilliant

A good story in its way, but I am afraid that the narrator let it down.

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  • viki
  • 23-06-2021

its ok

massive King fan but this definitely is not one of his best but still glad I listened. narration was good I was just a little disappointed!

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  • Josie
  • 04-11-2020

Wow

This story is on par with Misery. It is intense and hard to stop listening to. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. Lindsay Crouse does the narration perfectly.

Thanks to King for his brilliance and Crouch for bringing this book alive.

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