Stephen Edwin King was born in in the city of Portland, Maine. He attended the University of Maine, where he received a B. He married his present wife, Tabitha, in , and they have three children. King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
His novels have sold more than million copies. Many have been made into films, television movies, and comics. He has published 54 novels using a pen name Richard Bachman for a few of them. Many of his stories take place in his home state of Maine. He has won about every possible literary award beginning with his novella, The Way Station.
King has had the common human weaknesses including alcoholism and drug addiction. His health during that period was so bad that he barely remembered writing the novel, Cujo. The first novel written after he quit all dependent drugs and alcohol was Needful Things. Stephen King's wife, Tabitha, has published nine of her own novels along with both sons being published writers.
His daughter is a Unitarian Universalism Church minister with her same sex partner. A life altering happening beset King in June of King was walking on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine, when a driver, who was distracted by an unrestrained dog, struck him from behind. His severe injuries kept him in the hospital until July 9. His lawyer purchased the van that hit him to prevent it from being sold on eBay. It was crushed at a junkyard.
King thought that he would not write again, but did resume writing with this caveat, "I'm writing, but I'm writing at a slower pace". Survive 30 days, and win the billion dollar jackpot - that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Castle Rock is a small town where word gets around quickly.
That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he's losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are. Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a 'fine dining experience' in town, although it's an experience being shunned by the locals; Deidre McComb and her wife, Missy Donaldson, don't exactly fit in with the community's expectations.
Everyone in the kingdom talked about the King-in-waiting, Roland's elder son, Peter. And one man thought and planned and brooded on something else: how to make sure that Roland's younger son, Thomas, should be crowned King instead. The King is dead, murdered by an unusual poison. While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg the King's magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.
This is the story of a girl who gets lost on an outing in the Northeast woods. In her panic to get back on the track, she takes turnings which lead her deeper and deeper into the terrifying woods. With only a small amount of food and water in her knapsack, she begins to give up hope of ever getting out. The only thing that keeps her going is her Walkman on which she listens avidly to Red Sox baseball games, creating an imaginary friendship with her hero Tom Gordon. And as she struggles for survival and a way out, she realises she's not alone.
There's something else in the woods, and it's watching her. Stephen King Always good, one of my favourites. Then again they are all my favourites. It's the first time I had been read this book thank you Anne Heche If you are like me and really enjoy a good narration, skip this book. It grated on my nerves through out and was a constant distraction. A touching story of little girl lost really has you rooting for her survival. King has mastered the art of harnessing the weakness of humans and making the natural appear supernatural.
I would recommend this book to anyone with parents and to young adults. I thought at the start. I've no idea about baseball. I kept on going and what a story I was told. Hated it to end. Everytime I listen to it I find some new key take out to inspire me. I really enjoyed this book, I loved the story. I loved Trisha, I loved her spirit and her determination. I would have curled up into a ball and cried instead of half the stuff that girl did at her age. I never watched a baseball game in my life so some references flew straight past my head but I still managed to figure out what was going on.
I did however dislike the music inbetween chapters, I've never had thos in an audiobook before and it threw me off everytime. A gripping story very well presented and narrated. As an outisider to both Maine and the game of Baseball, the novel gave me a vivid and compelling insight into the essential nature of both. Highly recommended. The story is well written and nicely paced. The performance by Anne Heche is excellent and has a steady, pleasant flow.
Who was your favorite character and why? Similar to Gerald's Game, Trisha is alone and her imagination runs riot meaning there's probably little choice than to make her my favourite character. She shows great resolve and you fear for both her sanity and safety as time rolls on and she is still so far from civilisation and her family. Which scene did you most enjoy? Where she confronts the bear. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
No specific moment but reading about her loneliness and realising her fragility and the danger she is in as a 9 year old lost in the woods certainly pulls on the heart strings. Any additional comments? Another good story from Stephen King. Well worth a listen. The atmosphere of being lost in the woods was well done simultaneously feeling vast yet claustrophobic. Some of the things Trisha did seemed slightly more mature than what I'd imagine the average nine year old would be capable of doing in this situation but King also didn't let us forget that she was just a scared and lonely child who was lost in the woods.
I think my favourite thing about this was the fact that you were never quite sure if there were supernatural elements to it or if Trisha's mind was playing tricks on her and the narration was top notch too. Definitely an underrated King novel. I have the book but all way could find the time but having the audio book is amazing. A really intense read good ending.
The performance was good. I like Trisha she was a very brave person, and I felt bad for the situation she was in. I just felt it lacked the sense of jeopardy books like Gerald's Game and Mysery had. Why or why not? I would recommend it to my niece, but it's not Kings best book. How does this one compare? No but she was good. I also like the echoe sound effects. She brought Trisha alive. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The world has teeth, and sometimes it bites. Good listen but not essential. A striking read from an opening that never faltered from it's delivery too the close. Great narrator, easy to follow and one of King's better books. Well worth the listen, I recommend. As a child I used to venture in the forest and can relate to some of the childhood fears of what is lurking out there.
It is quite a charming story and you feel at times sorry for the little one going through so much to get back to civilisation. This said, the story does not have the twists and turns the author is famous for. A good listen to have while you are doing your house chores rather than driving on long distance. Get Your Free Audiobook. Add to basket failed. Please try again later. Add to Wish List failed. Remove from Wish List failed. Follow podcast failed. Unfollow podcast failed. Free with day trial.
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Sometimes they died. And all because she needed to pee.
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Close Ads. Thinner Audiobook Next. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. At ten o'clock on a morning in early June she was sitting in the back seat of her mother's Dodge Caravan, wearing her blue Red Sox batting practice jersey the one with 36 GORDON on the back and playing with Mona, her doll.
At ten thirty she was lost in the woods. By eleven she was trying not to be terrified, trying not to let herself think, This is serious, this is very serious. Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt.
Sometimes they died. All because I needed to pee, she thought. They were fighting again, gosh what a surprise that was, and that was why she had dropped behind a little bit, and without saying anything. That was why she had stepped off the trail and behind a high stand of bushes. She needed a breather, simple as that. She was tired of listen-ing to them argue, tired of trying to sound bright and cheer If he wants to go back to Malden and live with Dad so much, why don't you just let him?
I'd drive him myself if I had a license, just to get some peace and quiet around here! And what then? What would her mother say then? What kind of look would come over her face? And Pete. He was older, almost fourteen, and not stupid, so why didn't he know better? Why couldn't he just give it a rest? Cut the crap was what she wanted to say to him to both of them, really , just cut the crap.
The divorce had happened a year ago, and their mother had gotten custody. Pete had protested the move from sub-urban Boston to southern Maine bitterly and at length. Part of it really was wanting to be with Dad, and that was the lever he always used on Mom he understood with some unerring instinct that it was the one he could plant the deepest and pull on the hardest , but Trisha knew it wasn't the only reason, or even the biggest one.
The real reason Pete wanted out was that he hated Sanford Middle School. In Malden he'd had it pretty well whipped. He'd run the computer club like it was his own private kingdom; he'd had friends - nerds, yeah, but they went around in a group and the bad kids didn't pick on them. At Sanford Middle there was no computer club and he'd only made a single friend, Eddie Rayburn. Then in January Eddie moved away, also the victim of a parental breakup.
That made Pete a loner, any-one's game. Worse, a lot of kids laughed at him. He had picked up a nickname which he hated: Pete's CompuWorld. On most of the weekends when she and Pete didn't go down to Malden to be with their father, their mother took them on outings.
She was grimly dedicated to these, and although Trisha wished with all her heart that Mom would stop - it was on the outings that the worst fights hap pened - she knew that wasn't going to happen. Quilla Andersen she had taken back her maiden name and you could bet Pete hated that, too had the courage of her con-victions.
Once, while staying at the Malden house with Dad, Trisha had heard their father talking to his own Dad on the phone. Over the last six months, as things grew steadily worse between Mom and Pete, she had taken them to the auto museum in Wiscasset, to the Shaker Village in Gray, to The New England Plant-A-Torium in North Wyndham, to Six-Gun City in Randolph, New Hampshire, on a canoe trip down the Saco River, and on a skiing trip to Sugarloaf where Trisha had sprained her ankle, an injury over which her mother and father had later had a screaming fight; what fun divorce was, what really good fun.
Sometimes, if he really liked a place, Pete would give his mouth a rest. He had pronounced Six-Gun City "for babies," but Mom had allowed him to spend most of the visit in the room where the electronic games were, and Pete had gone home not exactly happy but at least silent.
On the other hand, if Pete didn't like one of the places their Mom picked his least favorite by far had been the Plant-A-Torium; returning to Sanford that day he had been in an especially boogery frame of mind , he was generous in shar-ing his opinion. Nor was it in their mother's, Trisha supposed.
She herself thought it was an excellent philosophy, but of course everyone took one look at her and pronounced her her father's child. Sometimes that bothered her, but mostly she liked it. Trisha didn't care where they went on Saturdays, and would have been perfectly happy with a steady diet of amusement parks and mini-golf courses just because they minimized the increasingly horrible arguments.
On top of his other problems, Pete resented having education rammed down his throat on Saturdays, when he would rather have been up in his room, playing Sanitarium or Riven on his Mac. Once or twice he had shared his opinion "This sucks! Trisha wanted to tell Mom she was wrong to treat him like he was a kindergartener who needed a time-out - that someday they'd come back to the van and find it empty, Pete having decided to hitchhike back to Massachusetts - but of course she said nothing.
The Saturday outings themselves were wrong, but Mom would never accept that. By the end of some of them Quilla Andersen looked at least five years older than when they had set out, with deep lines grooved down the sides of her mouth and one hand constantly rub-bing her temple, as if she had a headache. Trisha knew it.
Maybe if her mother had been at Little Big Horn the Indians still would have won, but the body-count would have been considerably higher. This week's outing was to an unincorporated township in the western part of the state. The Appalachian Trail wound through the area on its way to New Hampshire. Sit-ting at the kitchen table the night before, Mom had shown them photos from a brochure.
Most of the pictures showed happy hikers either striding along a forest trail or standing at scenic lookouts, shading their eyes and peering across great wooded valleys at the time-eroded but still formidable peaks of the central White Mountains. Pete sat at the table, looking cataclysmically bored, refus-ing to give the brochure more than a glance.
For her part, Mom had refused to notice his ostentatious lack of interest. Trisha, as was increasingly her habit, became brightly enthu-siastic. These days she often sounded to herself like a con-testant on a TV game show, all but peeing in her pants at the thought of winning a set of waterless cookware. And how did she feel to herself these days?
Like glue holding together two pieces of something that was broken. Weak glue.
When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wildern. Listening Length. 6 hours and 29 minutes ; Author. Stephen King ; Narrator. Anne Heche ; Audible release date. December 16, ; Language. English. Listening Length. 6 hours and 19 minutes ; Author. Stephen King ; Narrator. Anne Heche ; Audible release date. May 19, ; Language. English.