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FAITHFUL

FAITHFUL

Stewart O'Nan, Stephen King
Read by Ron McLarty, Adam Grupper

In ON WRITING, Stephen King advises novelists not to determine the ending before they begin writing. Apparently the same rules apply for nonfiction. King and co-author Stewart O'Nan, started FAITHFUL, a record of the 2004 Red Sox season, unaware that it would end with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. The result is a book-length conversation between two great gothic novelists about a mys-terious baseball curse. O'Nan (whose voice is narrated by Adam Grupper) and King (voiced by Ron McLarty) give baseball fans a lot of bang for their buck--nearly 16 hours of stats and play-by-play--but there's a little something for everyone here, including a rundown on the origins of the Standells' hit "Dirty Water" and a glimpse into King's TV habits. Would you believe the master of suspense loves "All My Children"? (And speaking of Stewart O'Nan, when is somebody going to release A Prayer for the Dying on audio?) R.W.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]

Contemporary Culture • 15.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2004

CS ISBN 0743539516 $49.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 0743539524 $49.95 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN $36.97

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1419327097 $99.75 $19.50 (R) &##149; Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 1419327119 $119.75 $19.50 (R) • Fifteen CDs

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