• The Lawnmower Man and Other Stories From Night Shift

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-12-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (20 ratings)

Summary

Playing upon our most primal fears, Stephen King draws us into his sinister world - a place where sane men and women see their lives shattered, their realities distorted and destroyed. Now, listeners can probe even deeper into the mind of the master storyteller of the macabre, with this third unabridged production of 5 classic short stories, from King's best selling collection, Night Shift. Harold Parkette disposes of his lawnmower after his neighbor's cat dies a gruesome death. But the "Lawnmower Man" he hires to do the job proves more than Harold bargained for. A police officer begins to suspect that a series of grisly industrial accidents is no coincidence in "The Mangler." At "Quitter's Inc." a smoker soon discovers that they'll truly stop at nothing to make sure their customers kick the habit. A betrayed husband goes out on "The Ledge" when he takes vengeance into his own hands. And in "Sometimes They Come Back," the concept of alumni is given new meaning when a high school teacher, haunted by the past, is assigned 3 new students who seem eerily familiar.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 01-10-14

Look elsewhere

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I am a big fan of Stephen King, but this is far from his best work. The Mangler and the Ledge are standouts in this book, and were enjoyable enough. If you are a die-hard King fan and you've read most of his books, this is worth a listen, but you could randomly pick any other book by King and you'd probably find a better read than this.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Adi on 14-06-12

What happened to Stephen King

Usually I like Stephen King, but this is almost the worst stories I have ever read.
I hope he wrote it as a joke

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 26-07-16

Glover Steals the Show

This is an odd collection of the leftovers from Night Shift, all of the stories either feature the mystical or criminal element. While the writing is top-notch John Glover is really the standout giving a versatile and dynamic performance across all the stories contained here. He actually might have more characters to work with and these five and the other two collections of Night Shift combined. the one complaint here is the music. Although absent from the other two collections of Night Shift except during the interludes the music here tends to arrive for the crescendo of each story sometimes more than that and remain through the end. While the music itself is actually quite good it sometimes overshadows Glover's voice making it difficult to hear.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bmaxwell on 13-04-18

Really good food for thought!

If you like Stephen King short stories then these are for you. The narrator does a good job of making you believe he was telling you the story like it had happened to him. Definitely a good listen over and over again.

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