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The Colorado Kid

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Jeffrey DeMunn

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2005

Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes

Summary:

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.

But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?

No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...

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  • Anonymous

    This story was a gem, although it is neither suspenseful nor a mystery (and the cover art has NO connection to the story). It is a character study of a group of people in a small Maine town who discover the corpse of a stranger on the beach. It is also a study in what people expect to get in a story, and how real-life does not always occur in a manner that can be fit neatly into those expectations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    A truely pointless story. Yes I realize that is the point but still... And how in the world do you base a TV series on this story?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • tracy hunt

    Been a fan of most of kings audio books. But this was just boring. There\'s a not so good television show i saw on sci fi channel called Haven, that says it is based on this book. I cant even see where there is a resemblance.

  • Anonymous

    As a long time Stephen King fan, I have to say I was disappointed. I realize he likes to try things out on his readers but this one failed. When I found out he had written a mystery, I couldn't wait to try it out. Maybe he's just finally run out of ideas.

  • Anonymous

    I've never been so bored by an audio book. The ending was disappointing and Boring. Glad to get it over with.

  • Mickey Way

    My time could have been better spent watching a fire hydrant rust while eating raw toast.

  • California Girl

    I am a die hard Stephen King fan. I always thought that if he wrote a check I would read it....with enthusiasm. This one was unbearable! VERY anti-climactic, good thing it was only 4 CDs. I kept waiting for it to get better...it did not.

  • Anonymous

    I assume there's another Stephen King who wrote this pointless exercise in tedium. For there's no way the Stephen King who wrote The Stand, The Shining and Carrie could have written this bit of hack work. That it's bad goes without saying. The question is: Why was it written? Did Stephen King need the money? Or was it written as a practical joke? (My fans will read anything I write. So here's the literary equivalent of a shopping list.) The mystery of this mystery is why it exists...

  • BK

    A simple tale with no real conclusion. Seems more and more of Stephen Kings's stories are writtin with this intent. As one of the characters states, if you are looking for a mystery with all the loose ends neatly wrapped up - this is not a story for you. But if your are in the mood for a good story, with likable characters and a well written plot - you'll love The Colorado Kid. Set in a small, coastal town in the NE US, King really captures the sound and feel of that area.

  • Anonymous

    A LITTLE SLOW IN THE BEGINNING BUT IT WAS A GOOD READ. BY THE END YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE MYSTERY.