Everything's Eventual: Five Dark Tales

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Judith Ivey, Oliver Platt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2002

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes


Everything’s Eventual features Dinky Earnshaw—a nineteen-year-old pizza boy—who gets hired by a mysterious stranger for a unique and totally “eventual” (awesome) job. Read by Justin Long.

Autopsy Room Four – The last thing Howard Cottrell remembers is entering the woods to find his golf ball. He wakes up as he is being rolled into an autopsy room. Read by Oliver Platt.

In The Little Sisters of Eluria Roland is a gunslinger in a deserted town when he gets ambushed. Read by Boyd Gaines.

In Luckey Quarter Darlene is a single mom struggling to raise two kids on her income as a chambermaid in Reno. When Room 322 leaves her a quarter for a tip, Darlene lets that quarter take her for a ride. Read by Judith Ivey.

The Road Virus Heads North tracks an author who buys a creepy painting at a yard sale, which was painted by a metal-head neighbor just before he committed suicide. Read by Jay O. Sanders.

Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, these five stories announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.


  • teema h

    I loved it, I enjoy these collections as much as his full novels.

  • Mickey Way

    I waited for this one for a long time only to be let down yet again by SK, but, that's how it goes. The only one of the five even worth the time is The Road Virus. The other four stories are quite forgettable. I would not recommend this audiobook.

  • Anonymous

    Stephen King can do better,very disappointing.I haven't read anything really,really good since The Stand,my favorite.He seems to be cranking them out too fast,too carelessly.

  • Linda Osborne

    As usual for Stephen King, very uneven quality. Some stories are really good; others, not so much.

  • Katrina Cozzi

    The master strikes again - every story riveting in its own way. Again, King takes your imagination, spins it around & around, then lets it go to wander the horizon on its own. He gives you the idea, the rest is up to you. Best of all, though, was Roland's sidebar tale. Being borderline obsessed with the Gunslinger's trek, the hairs on the back of my neck stood at attention when "The Little Sisters of Aluria" began. I couldn't wait for the next series of discs to arrive so I could get him away from the ghouls in white. King's dedication to Roland's saga comes with its usual sense of "I've such a story to tell you, but will you believe?"

  • Anonymous

    I could not finish because it was terrible. I just didn't get it. So good luck if you do listen. Maybe someone can let me know what it is all for.

  • Pat Fish

    Really creepy wonderful stories, read by several different narrators, unforgetable plot twists and details. The one read by Oliver Platt had me screaming along, his delivery and the excellent material were perfectly matched and superb.

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