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The Long Walk

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Kirby Heyborne

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2016

Duration: 11 hours 0 minutes


In this #1 national bestseller, “master storyteller” (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner—the one that survives.

In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules—keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you’re out—permanently.

A “psychologically dark tale with commentary on society, teenage life, and cultural entertainment, The Long Walk is still poignant decades after its original publication” (Publishers Weekly). This edition features an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”


  • Greg S.

    Little letdown with the ending, but a good story overall

  • Aron D

    Pretty good through most of it but I found the ending to lacking.

  • dungus d

    was so excited for this book until stephen king literally spoiled the ending during his intro

  • Loren Ashby

    Enjoyed The Bachman Books. This is just 1 of the good stories.

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