The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Anne Heche
  • 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Somewhere in New England, nine-year-old Trisha gets lost in the woods while on a walk with her family. Her only comforts are the radio broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games featuring her favorite player, closing pitcher Tom Gordon. Lonely, frightened, starving, and cold, Gordon becomes Trisha's imaginary companion - and the key to her survival against an unidentified someone (or something) leaving death and destruction in its wake.


The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is read by celebrated actress Anne Heche, star of numerous major motion pictures including Return to Paradise and Wag the Dog.

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Terrific storytelling

This story is incredibly impressive in that more than 90 percent focuses on a lost little girl in the New England woods - yet there is constant dialogue and suspense. The story is a pared-down, simple psychological study of what happens when we are lost and no one can save us, except ourselves.
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- Kim

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I haven't read a lot of Stephen King because I am not a big fan of the horror genre, but when King goes a little easier on the adrenaline pump, I really like his writing and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is one of those. How do you make 9 days in the life of a lost 9 year old engrossing? King does it by creating a character who is not only likable, but charmingly flawed, and totally believable and he sends this character on an emotional and spiritual journey at the same time she must find her way back in the very real physical world. The baseball metaphor and Anne Heche's truly brilliant performance further enhance the narrative. This one will stick with me.
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- Tango "Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio