The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Anne Heche
  • 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's 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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Kevin

Good just not enough jeopardy

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

The performance was good. I like Trisha she was a very brave person, and I felt bad for the situation she was in. I just felt it lacked the sense of jeopardy books like Gerald's Game and Mysery had.


Would you recommend The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend it to my niece, but it's not Kings best book.


Have you listened to any of Anne Heche’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but she was good. I also like the echoe sound effects. She brought Trisha alive.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The world has teeth, and sometimes it bites.


Any additional comments?

Good listen but not essential.

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- Dallas Winston 9

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-05-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited