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Bag Of Bones

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2005

Duration: 21 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

Stephen King's most gripping and unforgettable novel, Bag of Bones, is a story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire.

Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife, Jo, and who can no longer hear to face the blank screen of his word processor.

Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonan's isolated summer home.

He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on its surface, but much changed underneath -- held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose: to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother. As Mike is drawn into their struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here -- and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

As vivid and enthralling as King's most enduring works, Bag of Bones resonates with what Amy Tan calls 'the witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination.' It's no secret that King is our most mesmerizing storyteller. In Bag of Bones -- described by Gloria Naylor as 'a love story about the dark places within us all' -- he proves to be one of our most moving.

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  • Barbara

    Takes a while to warm up to the laconic reading style and long drawn out story, but it's hard to resist after that. The whole book is like the place between dreaming and waking.

  • Andrea m

    I found it to be a little drawn out at times and caught my self drifting. I loved the plot and how he brings his surroundings to life.

  • David B

    SK narration was great and I now wish that more of his audio books were narrated by him. Story ending was good, the journey was great.

  • Megan A

    One of my favorite SK books, this is my second time reading this book and I still love it! The narration is spot on too I love SK books that SK narrates!

  • Bryan Knight

    Great book exploring everything that makes Stephen king books great read by Stephen King himself. Doesn't get much better than this

  • Perth Pearson

    I am a major Stephen King fan and this was not my favorite, but it was good.

  • Janice Hufstetler

    Great listen, I have been listening to audio books for years. This one tops the cake. Thanks Stephen King for Bag of Bones and the narration as well.

  • Jennifer Webb

    I listened for an hour and waiting for it to get interesting... it never happened. I had no issue with the narration, I have heard some horrible narration before, and this does not fall under that umbrella. This book was incredibly disappointing, I hope the movie is better.

  • nj

    great read coming in dec to tv as a mini series

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book! Only later finding out that this was Stephen's favorite as well! Enjoy!!