In the Tall Grass

  • by Stephen King, Joe Hill
  • Narrated by Stephen Lang
  • 1 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mile 81 meets "N." in this collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.
As USA Today said of Stephen King's Mile 81: "Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?" In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

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Irredeemably Vile. Epic Fail.

Read my reviews, I like horror stories. I am a great fan of both Steven King and his son Joe Hill. They are amazingly creative and, at their best, they build our terror as they build their tales.

At their best. This is not their best. This is not in the same zip code as their best. This is a cheap, ugly story with none of the nuance or suspense we can usually expect from both King and Hill.

I will admit that the first half of the book builds interest. Knowing these great writers, we are certain that they will redeem this introduction masterfully. And we are wrong. At some point, after wading through the grotesque muck of the last several chapters, we find ourselves asking "Is this it? Is this all they've got?" And then we take a shower.

This is the work of juvenile hacks. There is nothing here other than an apparent quest to find the most vile imagery. The plot lines are broadly derivative of other works (Children of the Corn, Blair Witch Project). The thrills do not build to a climax but are one-offs, relying for their power on the gross.

Don't waste your credit. Don't waste your cash. Don't waste your time. This is trash.

Still tempted? Well (Spoiler Alert) ... how anxious are you to spend a couple hours following a pregnant girl and her brother as they are lured into a Kansas field and become lost; as she confronts a supernaturally tainted madman who beats her into miscarriage; as her brother is similarly turned mad and feeds her the fresh corpse of her baby; and as she too is lost to madness and joins in luring others into the field? If this appeals, you deserve the experience.



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- Bill "The Path Between the Seas to The Great Bridge ~ Kagan's Peloponnesian War to Gaddis' Cold One ~ Mornings on Horseback to a River of Doubt ~ Tom to Huck ~ Lennie to Charley ~ Cadfael to Cross ~ Rhyme to Reacher ~ Blomkvist and Salander to Wallander and Wallander ~ Moving Cheese or Eating Frogs ~ On the Road and Into Thin Air ~ The End of History to A Short History of Everything to ... well ... everything else."

Absolutly disgusting. Emotion provoking. Brilliant

Would you listen to In the Tall Grass again? Why?

of the 160 audio books i have listened to. This one made me proclaim out loud , almost screaming. "OH MY GOD !...........OH MY GOD......NO effing WAY" This will be the most crazy thing you have ever heard. I promise. Damn!


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- Gabe "Im awesome at listening to books.....your welcome world."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio