Stationary Bike

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty
  • 1 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Climb aboard Stationary Bike, a streamlined fever dream of a tale, in which an ordinary household object assumes otherworldly powers and a familiar journey takes a terrifying twist. When commercial artist Richard Sifkitz finally gets around to have that physical he'd been putting off for years, and his cholesterol comes back dangerously high, he does what so many 30-something, junk food-eating couch potatoes have done before him: He buys a stationary bike, and vows to ride it regularly.
Unlike many a mid-life exercise convert, however, Richard actually starts to ride his new stationary bike. A lot. Soon he's spending so much time on his bike that he decides to put his artistic talents to use and paint a mural on the wall opposite his stationary bike. But it turns out that Richard's mural is no ordinary picture, and soon his stationary bike is taking him places he doesn't want to go, and can't stay away from.
A riveting riff on artistic frustration, mid-life mortality, and hard-won redemption, Stationary Bike is a thrill ride that could come only from the mind of Stephen King.

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What the Critics Say

"As artful as anything he has ever written." (Booklist)

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Only a little Weird

There's not too much high tension in the story but It has the usual twists. Sifkitz resolves to work out and buys a stationary bike and then the weird stuff begins. The book was read by veteran reader Ron McClarty who covered all of the characters made this an enjoyable experience. Weird, interesting little story about the power of the mind. No goose bumps or night mares after I read this book.
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- Lady Pamela "And Buffalo George"

Swan Peak

The book was very good what makes the book really good is the narrator Will Patton The voices he does are the best and his accent and different voices together are just Great I've listened to 2 books he has read and the guy can sound the part like no one else
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- Tomtom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio