Summary

The number one best seller: King at the peak of his powers - at once a first-rate suspense novel, a legal thriller, a haunted house story and a love story.
When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the best-selling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs.
Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose.
Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible.
But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs - and Kyra can feel them too....
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dawn on 01-12-06

Loved It

I loved this book. The fact that it is narrated by the author added to the enjoyment. A really sad story, full of suspense and twists.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paula on 17-09-16

Perfect! Well read and a great story.

Would you listen to Bag of Bones again? Why?

I would listen again as the book has such a lot to offer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bag of Bones?

When Mike first returns to Sara Laughs.

What does Stephen King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Depth and true understanding of the characters and story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but its a long listen so it wasn't possible but it gave me something to look forward to each day.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to many audio books, this one is my favourite. Narration was perfect and the story held me from start to finish.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nigel Bond on 19-10-09

Great audio book

Even if you have read this before, listen to Stephen King read what he rates as one of his favorite books. As the author there are parts of the journey he takes you on that I think only he could do. The characters are great, the way you build up a strong set of images from the story line, just great. My favorite of his and I have read about 10 of his books.

The interview at the end is also very interesting, he lets you into his head regarding making a great book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David P Toohey on 10-03-11

Excellent, spooky, keeps you hooked

If you like Steven King you'll love this. I read a lot of his books when I was young and had much more time than I do now. More than 15 years later this is the first of his audiobooks I've listened to, and was a great re-introduction.

The story builds up really well, with Mike Noonan (the protagonist and narrator of the story) gradually discovering more and more about his dead wife's activities and the history of the "the TR" and its "Martians" (i.e. residents).

The music and sounds added into the production were very good. The music gave you a break from the voice and the sound effects heightened the suspense at only the very important moments.

To me there was also an interesting sub-text with Steven King being the author and narrator, and the main character who was also an author was also narrating the story in the first person. And then an interview with Steven afterwards was a very worthwhile addition.

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