The Talisman

  • by Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by Frank Muller
  • 28 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm.One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin...

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What the Critics Say

"A classic...rare and dazzling...a journey to rival the greatest adventure stories ever told." (New York Daily News)
"Extraordinary...makes your hair stand on end." (The Washington Post)

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Good but bloated

A good and interesting story spoilt by a labourious and over detailed narration. Despite which is enjoyable.
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- David

Could have been about 10 hours shorter

Stephen King manages to incorporate some novel ideas into the age old battle of good versus evil. However The Talisman is overly long and detailed. I found myself wishing he could have moved it on just a little bit quicker. Though it is written in a fantasy style it is not suitable for children due to bad language and horror elements.
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- Keith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio