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Creating George Stark was easy. Getting rid of him won't be....
The sparrows are flying again. The idea - unbidden, inexplicable - haunts the edge of Thad Beaumont's mind. Thad should be happy. For years now it is his secret persona, George Stark, author of superviolent pulp thrillers, who has paid the family bills. But now Thad is writing seriously again under his own name, and his menacing pseudonym has been buried forever. And yet...the sparrows are flying again, and something is terribly wrong in Thad Beaumont's world.
©1989 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gambino on 08-27-16


This is a great book, I always wondered what sheriff bembourn was up to before the events in needfull things. Now I know. Loved Grover Gardner when he read the stand and was pleased he did this. Can't wait for a new token now.

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4 out of 5 stars
By K. on 01-06-17

Couldn't get enough

I'll start off by saying Grover Gardner does a fantastic job as always. He's definitely up there with Frank Muller and Steven Weber for King narrators.

I do a lot of night shifts, and so the best way to kill time is by listening to Stephen King audiobooks. This means I get six hours per shift of pure audiobook time, however I started this one off just a few days before to see what it was like, and before I'd started my nights I was half way through. While I do feel this story is fairly cookie cutter, and doesn't have anywhere near as much character development as I have come to expect from King, it's still a great piece of fiction and will definitely return to it in the future.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 01-08-18

Stick with it...

I love Stephen King, but this one gets a little slow in the middle - but trust me, don't give up on it. I just left it for a couple of months then came back to it, and in the end "couldn't put it down". The reader is excellent.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Harold on 06-12-17

Somehow, I couldn't get into this book.

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I struggled to follow what was going on in this book. I listened to the first couple chapters and gave up. I normally really like Stephen King's novels.

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