Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Mare Winningham

Date: May 2008

Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes


In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years. Em keeps up her running -- barefoot on the beach, sneakers on the road -- and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?


  • Anonymous

    I love Stephen King books, but I was not aware that this was simply a short story. It was pretty good, but predictable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • RSA

    In typical fashion Stephen Kings hits you with a twist just as you think the book is going one way, it shifts to another. I enjoyed this book, it was very human and did not try to provide any nice conclusions to the life of a woman who experienced great loss.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Flora D.

    Nice story. Short but good.

  • Anonymous

    The story itself was short and it was okay. There wasn't much build up or anything that really stood out especially for Stephen King. The narrator was good, easy to listen to.

  • Natale R.

    one of my favorite short stories!

  • Steven Luke

    A short, sweet listen. One can easily relate to the protagonist and her struggle to cope. The antagonist is so aptly described, one cannot help but form a detailed picture of madness in purest form. The narrator does an excellent job of conveying the story in a manner which enhances the listening experience. Highly recommended!

  • Kraig Vondran

    As always, King delivers a great story in a short amount of time. Listened to it start to finish in one short trip, worth the download.

  • Chuck

    Good short story, written in typical Stephen King style

  • Rujing Wang

    As a runner, I found this novella about a woman who listens to her body and intuition incredibly empowering. I thoroughly enjoyed the terse narration and was appropriately creeped out by the dialogue. It's nice to have a shorter listen.

  • JJ

    This was the first time I listened to a "book on tape" and I must say I enjoyed it very much. I listened to it in the car on the commute to work. It was especially suspenseful driving home in the dark while listening to this thrilling tale. I definitely recommend it.

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