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CARRIE

by | Read by Sissy Spacek

Horror • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1974

Stephen King's first published novel offers a warning to bullies in the person of Carrie White, a high school misfit who wreaks her revenge in a now-famous prom scene. While the story is no less fresh today than it was in 1974, this audio edition promises a "brand-new introduction from the author," which is not, in fact, included in the recording. The story is narrated by Sissy Spacek, who played the title role in the movie. While Spacek perfectly understands the protagonist and amply projects both her hopes and misery, this listener found it unsettling to hear a story about Maine natives in a Maine town read in a clear Texas drawl. Spacek's consistency and acting ability somewhat make up for this incongruity, but King's "Mainiacs" still sound more performed than real. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2005

CS ISBN 0743536975 $39.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 0743536983 $39.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 0743550234 $23.95

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1-4025-9381-3 $59.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 1-4025-9383-X $69.95 • Six CDs

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