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by | Read by Stephen King, Jill Eikenberry, Holter Graham, George Guidall, Ron McLarty, Denis O'Hare, Ben Shenkman, Skipp Sudduth, Mare Winningham, Karen Ziemba

Mystery & Suspense • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

This collection of short stories includes a few written early in the horror meister’s career, some of which have been published previously on audio. Among the standouts are “Stationary Bike,” performed by Ron McLarty, whose affinity for King’s works also shines in “A Very Tight Place.” Jill Eikenberry’s delivery of “Graduation Afternoon” and “The New York Times at Special Discount Rates” suffers from her lisp, which proves distracting in an audio-only performance. The full-cast production of “N.” draws the listener into its creepy manifestation of what happens to trespassers who persist after multiple warnings. King himself takes on “Harvey’s Dream,” delighting listeners with his laid-back tone and Maine accent. If the offerings in this compilation are any indication, we hope King continues with more short story collections. R.L.L. 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9780743575317 $49.99 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4361-7828-0 $113.75 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4361-7829-7 $123.75 • Thirteen CDs

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