• Rose Madder

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-01-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (771 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one national best seller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is "one of Stephen King's most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated...fueled by an air of danger immediate and overwhelming" (Publishers Weekly).
Rosie Daniels leaves her husband, Norman, after 14 years in an abusive marriage. She is determined to lose herself in a place where he won't find her. She'll worry about all the rest later.
Alone in a strange city, she begins to make a new life, and good things finally start to happen. Meeting Bill is one, and getting an apartment is another. Still, it's hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason. Norman is a cop, with the instincts of a predator. He's very good at finding people, even if he is losing his mind.
Fixed on revenge, Norman Daniels becomes a force of relentless terror and savageness, a man almost mythic in his monstrosity. For Rosie to survive, she must enter her own myth and become a woman she never knew she could be: Rose Madder.
"Riveting, engrossing...packed with suspense" (People), Stephen King infuses this novel with an edge-of-your-seat, chilling atmosphere. Rose Madder is "an eerie, remarkably mature and moving novel" (The Washington Post).
©1995 Stephen King (P)2009 Penguin Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 04-28-16

Excellent!

If you like King you will probably find much to enjoy with this one. My only complaint is really just a quibble. This recording has bumper music to separate various sections of the book. The music is at times very creepy which is very cool. Occasionally the music is too loud as it plays over the narration. Any overall very enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lars on 09-12-16

Not Accessible

What disappointed you about Rose Madder?

The background noise at the start of the book's narration made it difficult for me to understand the narrator. I have a hearing loss and I struggled to separate out the narrator's voice from the noise. I was driving and started to listen to the book (I generally listen to books from Audible when driving long distances). At first, I thought the noise was the sound of the car's tires on the pavement; then I realized it was background "ambiance" for the narration at the start of the book. I had to listen to the beginning of the book several times to catch everything. I purchased the book to hear the narration, NOT the "ambiance". I'm not interested in going through this periodically throughout the book. I'm returning the book. I'll purchase and download the Kindle version of the book and just read it. I'll listen to other Audible book on my next trip.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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