• The Stationary Bike

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McClarty
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-07-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (2 ratings)

Regular price: $15.48

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $15.48

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

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 having 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.
©2003 Stephen King (P)2006 2006 Simon and Schuster Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Wilde Rain on 07-10-12

Enjoyable listen

I liked this. Its not classic horror SK, but its an interesting concept - can only come from the imagination of Mr King. I found that if I listened carefully and tried to put away the expectations of 'normal' SK fare, I related to the story, and was intrigued and involved in it. Narrator also good, and all in all, I found it absorbing.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 06-18-17

A little bit mad but fun to listen to

An enjoyable book to listen to. And an eye opener but not in the way you would think

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By David on 09-13-16

Great short story by Stephen King.

Loved it. Will listen to this one again for sure. Definately as good as any previous King short story but would have been even better if he had been reading it.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews