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If you could sum up The Stand in three words, what would they be?
What a story
What other book might you compare The Stand to and why?
It stands alone, with over 100 books in my library to date this is by far the best written book and narrated I have had the pleasure of listening. There are some great non-fiction but this is the best.
What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The best reader by far, he has a pleasing voice, a great ability to adapt his voice to the scenes and makes you feel as addicted to his narration as the written word. He seems to give the emotion, the tension and the horror that perfect weight. No reader could feel that emotion so perfectly.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, addictive, so very descriptive and so wonderfully interwoven I think I would scream if I never heard it. The story is brilliant. I have heard that Mr king does not think this his best, it may not be but to me it is. I feel a strong emotion at his descriptive abilities one of awe, one of jealousy at such power and one of pleasure to be guided by an incredible writer and ably assisted by a suburb narration. I feel the evil in Harold, the confusion in Nadine, the fear in Fanny expertly expressed by Grover Gardner. The story does anger me for some events I find shocking but then that's the greatest ability of a writer to bring out not theirs but your own emotion.
Any additional comments?
This should be in every audible member's library. It's long but it's as Tom might say 'M O O N and that spells incredible'
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Where does The Stand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is a great story which I first read in high school. The reader is really great and adds a lot to the story.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I have been waiting for this audio book for years. I take the book with me everywhere.Its my go to book. King gives an end of the world tale hope along with the despair. One of his best books, a must have to complete your King collection,
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
The long awaited audio release of SK's greatest book. A post-apocalyptic gem that has King's typical weave of immensely detailed characters, immersed in an epic biblical story. Grover Gardner does a great job in the narration and doesn't 'over do' the female characters.I can't recommend this book more highly.
40 of 43 people found this review helpful
This is one of my most played audiobooks, the narrator does the book justice and tells the story well. I struggled to read the book myself, now I know what happens.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
For any Stephen King fan, my headline would induce eye-rolling with a bit of "well what did you expect?". I have never really been a Stephen King reader, and was under the impression that I was reading a plague survival story (and nothing more). I was not really looking for a supernatural story, and while I got a reasonable amount of enjoyment out of it, I wouldn't have purchased it if I had known beforehand. So hopefully this can act as a bit of a warning for the uninitiated.
The story itself was quite good, though at times it seemed a little tedious (you can see why they asked him to trim it by 400 pages from the original published version). Grover Gardner's narration originally got on my nerves, but I grew to really love the way he dealt with each of the characters and their various mannerisms.
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