Skeleton Crew

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5 out of 5 stars
By 451 on 12-09-16

Mixed bag, but worth revisiting

This collection always pales in comparison to Night Shift, as King offers a pleasing but never really satisfying selection of tales in different styles. That said, the book is worth buying for Paul Giamatti, who not only proves himself the best narrator of the bunch but draws you in with such ease that you don't want his stories to end. David Morse is excellent too, and so is Frances Sternhagen's version of 'Gramma' which despite the overpowering audio cues still manages to chill and delight.

If there's a downside it's a couple of the narrators: Anthony Michael Hall's 'Beachworld' is dull and lifeless as the story, doling out the word 'doon' for 'dune' with regular monotony (though he partly redeems himself with 'Ballad of the Flexible Bullet). Then there's Matthew Broderick who reads his story with all the joy of a child in detention. Some of the tales also misfire but given the duds King often assembles in his recent collections they're still far better than anything from this decade.

I don't regret buying this: it's not as memorable as Everything's Eventual or Nightmares and Dreamscapes but far outclasses Just After Sunset or Bazaar of Bad Dreams. The stories are varied enough for the strong to carry the weak and while there are a few reservations, this collection is recommended.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By neil on 30-03-17

The Mist

I like Kings big sprawling type books so I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this, whilst I enjoyed most of the stories it was worth it just for The Mist to be honest.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-10-17

Very enjoyable

Loved the raft, and grandma! Made you really think! chilled the blood and had me on the edge of my seat.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By M. M. Cochrane on 25-09-17

Award winning Horror and Mystery

Excellent book to relax and listen to,and to be taken on a descriptive journey into the unknown.When listening to this,it seems that just one more sentence is not enough.You can't stop listening.I would recommend this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Craigie on 21-05-17

Not my Favourite S King compilation!

While being an entertaining listen I found some of the narration to become back ground noise while my mind slung off elsewhere- not a good sign!
Some noteworthy tales here and it kicks off with whats possibly my all time favourite short- The Mist. Unfortunately I didn't find as many short story gems as I'm used to within this compilation.
having said that it is worth the listen even if you do find yourself having to start one or two of the stories over as it's ended and you haven't been paying attention.

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5 out of 5 stars
By mr kevin p booth on 11-04-17

one of my fave books

rashly good stories. . some actually give you goose bumps. .. the narrators are really concise and get you involved with the characters. my favourite was The Raft.

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