Lisey's Story

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Mare Winningham
  • 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was a celebrated, award-winning novelist and a complex man. Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it ¿ a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband's demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness. Perhaps Stephen King's most personal and powerful novel, to date, Lisey's Story is a beautifully textured suspense narrative about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness and the secret language of love.

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What the Critics Say

"Seriously creepy stories are more frightening heard than read. Your eye can skim the page, minimising the effect of the nasty bits, but such horrors become aqonisingly long and drawn out when narrated unabridged. Unabridged listening is the only way to do jsutice to the style and skill of such masters of the macabre as Stephen King." (The Times)
"Stephen King at his finest...a dazzling novel." (Nicholas Sparks)
"In Lisey's Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary." (Michael Chabon)
"Lisey's Story is bright and brilliant. It's dark and desperate. While I'll always consider The Shining, my first ride on King's wild Tilt-A-Whirl, a gorgeous, bloody jewel, I found, on this latest ride, a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems. A few of them have sharp, hungry teeth." (Nora Roberts)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

I do not have the vocabulary to describe how much I loved this book, 5 stars are not enough.
From the first 30mins I was hooked, and really struggled to turn it off every time. I would get home from work and walk round my flat listening for just a bit longer, completely ignoring my boyfriend!
It?s so good, and it?s read so well, that you?re right there, with Lisey, all the way.
This is my favourite book of all time, not just of my audible book collection.
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- Ragen Nelson

Lisey's Story

As a huge Stephen King fan - and a 'constant reader' of his novels this was my first audio version of one of his books. I have to say that when it first started I was a little disappointed as I wasn't really sure which way it was going. However, I soon became enthralled as ever. In fact I got so enthralled - I normally have a 15 minute book slot to and from work - that I deliberately waited until going on a long car journey one weekend so that I could listen to the last section as I found that I couldn't cope with Mr Dooley's second visit in small snippets. Normally with a hard back book I'd sneak a peak at the end just to see how it turned out. No chance of that with an audio version.

Since reading the book I have found myself avoiding looking in mirrors at night - which is really rather silly..... but still....


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- Carolynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-10-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited