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Publisher's Summary

In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise, and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.
©1984 Stephen King and Peter Straub; (P)2004 Simon and Schuster Inc.
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By Leisha on 02-29-12

King at his best

If you could sum up The Talisman in three words, what would they be?

Magical, sweet and dark

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wolf was my favorite character. His innocence and loyalty made me want to jump into the book and cuddle him.

Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to a couple of his other audio books. I enjoy the way he presents a certain genre of story but if you are not use to his style, and with a long audio book, I can understand why some people find it difficult to listen to him for extended periods.

Who was the most memorable character of The Talisman and why?

Again, Wolf. His innocence was just so sweet and his genuine affection/love for Jack was beautiful. He was dragged into a world not his own by Jack, suffered from it, but was never resentful and stayed true to his

Any additional comments?

I loved the two world/twinner/time-travel concept - its Ying and Yang. The story shows the good and evil of humans and how destructive we can be.... BUT ... it also shows how a human boy can reverse that evil in the name of love.

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By Katrina on 02-03-10

The Talisman

This is the second book I have listened to on my Iphone and loved it. Being new to audible I found it slightly bizzare being read to at my age ( 27 plus GST)however I have loved both books and narrators. Frank has a deep voice and the further into the book you get the more engrossed you get :) This was a great book and Frank did it justice, especially playing Wolf. I am now about to download The Black House and am glad Frank is narrating again as this will blend very well. Job well done mate :)

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By Mrs on 03-23-08

Riveting Nightmare Trip

This really fast paced journey in and out of parallel worlds traces the journey of a boy anxious to save his mother from death. His terrifying experiences throughout pile up one on the other until you are left breathless. With the usual very nasty characters found in the Authors offerings plus Werewolves', Monsters and exceptionally clever trees to keep young Mr. Sawyer on his toes I began to think he is 'Superboy'. I challenge even the most unimaginative amongst us not to be able to picture all that is described in stark and vivid detail. A very good reading which made for a most exciting listen.

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By Marc H on 02-18-12

One of his best. A mini Dark Tower

Frank Muller and Stephen King are a great pairing. The Talisman a great tale of a boy undertaking a great adventure in order to save the life of his mother.

Thoroughly recommend this one, especially if you like King's style of work.

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By Chrissie on 05-20-16

Slow to pick up....

But omg...once I fell into it's trance I was well and truly hooked.

Absolutely awesome

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By Sean on 01-04-16

Epic

I first read the book in 1988. It was my instant Stephen King novel. Audible had given it to me again with a great narrator. I love how he reads this fantastic book.

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