Different Seasons

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Frank Muller
  • 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four gripping novellas tied together by the changing of seasons.
Hope Springs Eternal
"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"
An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge...the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award nominee The Shawshank Redemption.
Summer of Corruption
"Apt Pupil"
Todd Bowden is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American 16-year-old - until he becomes obsessed with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. The inspiration for the film Apt Pupil from Phoenix Pictures.
Fall from Innocence
"The Body"
Four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face to face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. The film Stand by Me is based on this novella.
A Winter's Tale
"The Breathing Method"
A disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death.


What the Critics Say

"Hypnotic." (The New York Times Book Review)
"To find the secret of his success, you have to compare King to Twain and Poe - King's stories tap the roots of myth buried in all our minds." (Los Angeles Times)
"Buy Different Seasons. I promise you'll enjoy it.... He creates people who are so alive, you can almost sense them." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend, because the stories are great, and the reader is one of the best I have ever heard.

What did you like best about this story?

All of the novellas in the book are great, but the shawshank redemption is my favorite out of all of them.

What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Frank was fantastic at first person stories. He was also good at making you feel like you were really in the novel he was reading. That is why he was and audio award winner in my opinion.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending of apt pupil was very surprising to me.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend any book read by Frank Muller.

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- Robert A. Raymond

King is The King of Writing

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Apt Pupil
The Body
The Breathing Method

Excellent book one of Kings best
Absolutely loved it
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- Chad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio