The Stephen King Companion

  • by George Beahm
  • Narrated by Fleet Cooper, Claire Christie
  • 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Stephen King Companion is an authoritative look at horror author King's personal life and professional career, from Carrie to The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
King expert George Beahm, who has published extensively about Maine's main author, is your seasoned guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King, covering his varied and prodigious output: juvenalia, short fiction, limited edition books, best-selling novels, and film adaptations.
Supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well, this book looks at his formative years in Durham, when he began writing fiction as a young teen; his college years in the turbulent '60s; his struggles with early poverty; working full time as an English teacher while writing part time; the long road to the publication of his first novel, Carrie; and the dozens of best-selling books and major screen adaptations that followed.
For fans old and new, The Stephen King Companion is a comprehensive look at America's best-loved bogeyman.


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The Ultimate Stephen King Reference

Would you listen to The Stephen King Companion again? Why?

I imagine I will over the years. It was so filled with information I can see myself going back to it in the future. I loved hearing the background information about some of my favorite books.

What did you like best about this story?

Having a retrospective of his body of work, what critics opinions were and the different inspirations he had for the stories.

Have you listened to any of Fleet Cooper and Claire Christie ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really. Just happy to hear the details about one of my favorite authors and some of my favorite books

Any additional comments?

I reread Gerald's Game because of this and I am glad I did.

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- Kindle Customer "monnie1976"

Are you kidding me???

Someone should do a study & see how much of "On Writing" is word for word transcribed in this book under the guise of reference. It's a hack job rehash of On Writing. Clinical. Boring. Unnecessary.
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- Emily

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios