• The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Anne Heche
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 19-05-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (90 ratings)

Summary

The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Trying not to be terrified. Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt. Sometimes they died. And all because she needed to pee. This is the story of a girl who gets lost on an outing in the Northeast woods. In her panic to get back on the track, she takes turnings which lead her deeper and deeper into the terrifying woods. With only a small amount of food and water in her knapsack, she begins to give up hope of ever getting out. Alive. The only thing that keeps her going is her Walkman on which she listens avidly to Red Sox baseball games, creating an imaginary friendship with her hero Tom Gordon. And as she struggles for survival and a way out, she realises she's not alone. There's something else in the woods, and it's watching her.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 10-02-08

Great Listen

A gripping story very well presented and narrated.

As an outisider to both Maine and the game of Baseball, the novel gave me a vivid and compelling insight into the essential nature of both. Highly recommended.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 08-03-17

Do you think you could survive?

What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon the most enjoyable?

The story is well written and nicely paced. The performance by Anne Heche is excellent and has a steady, pleasant flow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Similar to Gerald's Game, Trisha is alone and her imagination runs riot meaning there's probably little choice than to make her my favourite character. She shows great resolve and you fear for both her sanity and safety as time rolls on and she is still so far from civilisation and her family.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where she confronts the bear.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No specific moment but reading about her loneliness and realising her fragility and the danger she is in as a 9 year old lost in the woods certainly pulls on the heart strings.

Any additional comments?

Another good story from Stephen King. Well worth a listen.

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