King's earnings from the sale of this essay will go to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Stephen King is the author of 11/22/63, Under the Dome, Carrie, The Shining, and many other best-selling works.
"The overwhelming response from readers of the Kindle Single edition of Guns underscores the great need for thoughtful discourse on the issue of guns in America…I’m thrilled Audible is bringing Guns to the quickly growing audience of audiobook listeners." (Stephen King)
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By Jim Vaughan on 25-02-13
Sane suggestions, but quite a rant
Stephen King makes some excellent reasoned arguments for a way forward in the "gun control debate". In brief: controlling automatic weapons, only allowing public possession of 10 rounds, and background checks.
He also examines the mind set of some of the perpetrators - who had often been bullied, or else 'woke up' in disbelief and shock at what they were doing, and the book opens with a minute by minute account of a typical "event".
However, it's an angry essay, which descends at times into a rant of name calling. King openly discloses how some school shootings had copied details from his own published book "Rage", and while he claims to have no regrets over writing the book (which he withdrew from sale), I wondered if some guilt was fuelling his own rage at these atrocities.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By M on 29-03-13
Guns, guns, guns ...
As a European, I find it incomprehensible as to how the American public can justify allowing weapons to be a part of public life - but they do. Stephen King's take on the topic is honest and interesting. As a gun-owning liberal he manages to see beyond the hyperbole both sides of the battle hurl at each other, while grasping the reality of living in a society which is already drowning in more firearms than any army should ever need. An excellent and thought-provoking listen.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Salt Lake Joan on 15-05-13
Good for you, Stephen King
After reading King's memoir on writing, I thought I would give this a try and it was fantastic. What a bright, articulate man he is and so enjoyable to listen to.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
By Lauri on 17-04-13
Not just for liberals...
If you could sum up Guns in three words, what would they be?
Enlightning, controversial, smart!
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The writer's point of view
Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Made me really think!
Any additional comments?
Great article.. I just wish everyone would listen to and with an open mind!
17 of 18 people found this review helpful