Salem's Lot

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

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A Great Performance of an Excellent Story

Being a admirer of Stephen King's writing pretty much from day one, I read this in it's first printing. I absolutely loved it and have re-read it many time over the years. I almost didn't get it on Audible for that reason and I would have been making a huge mistake.

Hearing a story read, even a beloved favorite can bring out all sorts of little things that you never realized you missed. Salem's Lot is one of those stories. Read very well by Ron McLarty, the story of a town infested by vampires and it's inability to understand what is happen to it, is enthralling and chilling. Modern rationality keeps the majority of the Lot's inhabitants from realizing that The Master is among them. Only a handful of people, an alcoholic priest, an author who can't let go of childhood nightmares, a young boy with a preternatural knowledge and intensity, and a high school teacher who suspends his belief. They stand opposite of Barlow, a centuries old vampire who intends to end them.

This is Stephen King discovering his gift and using it to keep you up all night. I highly recommend it. Whether you have read it or not, you will find a story that will fascinate and scare the pants off of you!
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- Tami

Brought back memories..,

What did you love best about Salem's Lot?

I LOVE this book. I read it originally when it was first published and remember finishing it and starting over from the beginning to read it again. This was my first and favorite Stephen King novel.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Salem's Lot?

When I find myself looking back to something in my past I think of the poem quoted at the beginning of this book "Old friend what are you looking for..."


What does Ron McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought Ron McLarty did a super job. Easy differentiation between characters.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

There was a film made and it was terrible.


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- shelley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio