• by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Stephen King
  • 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Desperation.
Once a thriving copper-mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway.
The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place, and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation....


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Usually love Stephen King novels, this one was a snooze feature. Narration added nothing to experience.
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- Gregory Sutherland

God is cruel.

This was the second time I tried to read this book, the first time I found it to violent and relentless in its gore and suffering; it still is but compared to the news we read every day it has lost some of the horror and that is a very sad reflection on our times.
The plot is a kind of revelation come commentary on environmental issues and racist abuse, but do not worry it just plows all that under a ton of bodies and blood , the characters are well drawn and the evil ones are also well described and put to some horrific use, this is the period where King was talking a lot about alcoholism and probably confronting his mortality, lots of references to middle age aches and pains, also his confusing religious expositions, still a very Christian mix of ideas ( unlike in his last books where god is closer to a god from the Necronomicon).
I can not describe it as fun but it certainly kept me interested and worried for the people in the story.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2016
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton