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Welcome to Desperation.
Once a thriving copper-mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway.
The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place, and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation....
©1996 Stephen King (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
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By Gareth on 10-27-16

Great read by the horror and supernatural master!

Great Stephen King novel. Sometimes predictable but enough suspense and twists to keep you listening. I've been a King fan since I picked up my first, and this did not disappoint. Really enjoyed listening to it narrated by the author himself as it seems to add another aspect to the book. You really get the impression that the author has enjoyed reading his work as much as writing it.

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By Gregory Sutherland on 03-11-17

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Usually love Stephen King novels, this one was a snooze feature. Narration added nothing to experience.

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By Moons on 12-02-16

gripping tale

intriguing story of an epic struggle between good and evil..... the familiar foundation of many a good yarn. Very enjoyable listen.

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By Yvette on 10-07-16

Enjoyed but wished it was read by another talent

I really enjoyed the story in this book but really wished it was performed by someone other than King. So many hours of his nasal, non expressive tone would have been exhausting were in not for the great story. With all of the highly talented audiobook readers available I have no idea why he would have read it himself

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By Sande Baulch on 05-19-17

a great story which would benefit from a re-record

I think I've been spoilt by Frank Muller, George Guidall and Steve Weber. I love your writing Mr King, but please for the love of all that is, stop trying to do Texas accents and leave it to the professionals 😀 xoxo

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