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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Joe Mantegna

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2016

Duration: 10 hours 7 minutes


The "extraordinary" ( Booklist ) novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes...nothing at all. This #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with will have you on the edge of your seat" ( Publishers Weekly ). Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career. But his is also fifty pounds overweight, heading, as his doctor says, into heart attack territory. One day, in a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street. The woman dies, but Billy has connections and gets off with a mere slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word: "Thinner." Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away. Beginning in suburban Connecticut and climaxing in rural Maine, this is a novel of unrelenting terror and growing horror as well as a nightmarish allegory about what lies beyond the limits of American complacency-and the responsibilities of human actions. With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman," Thinner oozes "undeniable suspense" ( The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ) and "genuine chills" ( Kirkus Reviews ).



    Love this book. I always enjoy Stephen Kings books.

  • Sharlene Dillander

    This was another really good book by Stephen King. The narrator was also really good. The only thing that I didn't like was the music they played occasionally. For some reason, it just really annoyed me. Other than that, it is recommended.

  • Jo Ann Sawyer

    I love Stephen King, but this was not my favorite. It was just a little too long and drawn out and many times boring. I did enjoy Joe Mantegna as the reader!

  • Kelly Moran

    Joe Mantegna was the PERFECT voice to read this book! Someone cast this spot on!!! It's a good story, held my interested but at the very end was predictable, that was the only disappointing thing about the book. You knew who was going to eat that pie!