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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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5 out of 5 stars
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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1 out of 5 stars
By Zanee on 06-29-14

terrible narration

Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Frank Muller?

couldn't get into the book at all as the narration was so irritating

Has The Talisman turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

How could the performance have been better?

stop dragging out the end of each sentence

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

couldn't listen long enough to come to a conclusion

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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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