• by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Lindsay Crouse
  • 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number-one national best seller about a famous novelist held hostage by his "number-one fan" and suffering a frightening case of writer's block - that could prove fatal. One of "Stephen King's best...genuinely scary" (USA Today).
Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who has finally met his number-one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life - just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don't work, she can get really nasty.
"Terrifying" (San Francisco Chronicle), "dazzlingly well-written" (The Indianapolis Star), and "truly gripping" (Publishers Weekly), Misery is "classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense" (The Boston Globe).


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great job

The narrator did a great job with the voicing. There is a really subtle nod to Kathy Bates performance of the character. Love it!
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- Whitney

Probably the worse performer I've ever heard.

What would have made Misery better?

The Narrator - very very bad.

What did you like best about this story?

I don't know I couldn't listen for more than 10 minutes

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lindsay Crouse?

Who knows it can't get any worse.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Misery?

Lindsay Crouse

Any additional comments?

Does anyone have quality control at Audible, the reading on this was horrific. AVOID AVOID AVOID.

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- JohnWells "JohnWells"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio