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Blood And Smoke

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2000

Duration: 4 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Stephen King reads three of his classic short stories including 1408 , now a feature film! Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror and shocking revelations as the greatest storyteller of our time takes us inside a world of yearning and paranoia, isolation and addiction. It is the world of the smoker. Stephen King's audio original story collection blood and smoke features the tale 1408, now a Dimension Films motion picture starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Also inside are In the Deathroom and Lunch at the Gotham Café , both horrific tales of withdrawl, desperation, and unfiltered suspense.

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  • Chris Stevens

    Good stories, not Stephen King's best but a really good listen

  • SK Reader

    I am a huge Stephen King fan (#1 fan? No). So maybe my review is bias, but I enjoyed the stories. I liked that they were short enough to take up about two trips of 30 minutes drive time (except 1408), the cadence of the narrators voice didn't put me to sleep and kept me engaged - so all in all a success for my purposes!

  • Mickey Way

    I really don't like King as a narrator...he doesn't have a very flexable catalog of voices for different characters. Of the three stories, 1408 was the only good one. I would tell other listeners to pass on this audiobook.

  • TheBoltChick

    Not the best Stephen King has ever written, but short and enjoyable nonetheless. The added bonus of having the author read his own work was worth it to me, however. I always feel that the true essence of how the author intended the story to be understood comes out when they read the story themselves. (And I am often surprised that when reading a print copy, the vocal inflections in my head differ from what the author intended.)

  • Anonymous

    The story 1408 was good, but the other stories were so-so. An average effort from Mr. King. Would not bother a second time.

  • R H

    well read. I thought the story 1408 was as compelling as a warning label on a package of cigarettes with the exception you pay attention to this one. the other 3 are not quite as compelling. the amount of horror increases from first story to last.

  • Tina

    I very much enjoyed these stories - knowing it was King's own voice added an extra thrill (and chill!) for me.

  • Troyellen

    Stephen King is always good. These are some interesting short stories.

  • Jessica

    The description says "classic Stephen King" and it's right on the money. These stories are fun, a little gory and totally captivating. I actually got chills at one point during 1408. I love Stephen King's work and this did not disappoint.

  • DLCT

    Disclaimer: I absolutely adore this man's writing and always have (except for the crap with Peter Traub, but whatever). These are three odd tales but I liked them very much. Disturbing, different and dark, this is King doing what he loves best, twisting the ordinary into something foul and not for the faint of heart. Honestly though, I wish he'd hired someone else to narrate as I don't care for his voice.