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Author: Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan Narrator: Craig Wasson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781442359796
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The writing team that delivered the bestselling Faithful, about the 2004 Red Sox championship season, takes listeners to the ballpark again, and to a world beyond.

Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier…. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Craig Wasson enhances the narration of this short story featuring just a handful of characters mostly through his use of incredulous tones. Wasson takes full advantage of all the characters, most of whom appear briefly yet are intrinsic to the story. Those who enjoy period fiction, baseball, and the supernatural will be left satisfied, like fans walking out of a stadium after a well-played game.”

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  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 2/17/2014

    " Classic Stephen King. Not what I was expecting from a short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 2/13/2014

    " Though only a short story it packs a wallop as is per the norm for King and his mastery of the short story format. This is a cracking read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 beentsy | 2/7/2014

    " The feel of a cautionary tale. Live a good life, be kind to others, and don't screw people over. It will come back and bite you. Possibly in a creepy King manner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/4/2014

    " Listened to this book on cd. Not very long, about an hour, but interesting. When is Stephen King going to release another book of short stories??? I've been waiting 3 years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/31/2014

    " a short story about a man watching baseball on TV, who starts to see the people he has wronged in life, people who have already died, show up in the stands "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/25/2014

    " Short and sweet Kindle Single. Great premise and strangely satisfying despite a bit of a kind of anti-climatic ending... but it felt right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 1/16/2014

    " very creepy. King still got it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/15/2014

    " I haven't been impressed with many of King's. recent offerings, and I didn't have high hopes for this short story. However I was pleasently surprised. The concept was compelling and the story drew me in right from the start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/12/2014

    " Boring and not even remotely scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/4/2014

    " Another quick read. If you have a spare hour this is a good time filler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luci | 1/2/2014

    " Good and creepy. I liked this little story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/30/2013

    " Really liked this creepy story. It was perfect for the Halloween season. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 12/21/2013

    " A creepy little tale about facing our past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/4/2013

    " Good book. Fast-paced with a little suspense. I was dreading this book because of my distaste of baseball but this was a good book. I have to say that I found it much more enjoyable than King's Blockade Billy. This book has a touch of horror that really kept it's pace up and me interested in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 11/29/2013

    " Just a slip of a novella, published as a Kindle Single. Pretty good, though. Hard to tell which part is King's and which is O'Nan's, but that's a good thing, I suppose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gisela | 9/5/2013

    " A classic Stephen King novella! This will make you wonder what happens after death, something only a few people were able to tell while the rest of us were either doubting or dismissing nonetheless thinking about it when our time comes. Only it's too short for me. Still, it's a good read. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roni | 8/24/2013

    " This was really interesting. It kept me guessing throughout the story. this is definately on of King's great stories and the eding was wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginni | 7/19/2013

    " Old time King! A great short story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 7/7/2013

    " I'm pretty sure this was written in 15 minutes - probably on the back of a napkin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 7/2/2013

    " Fun little read. Reminds me of sort of old King. There is just a little something here that you would have expected to find in like Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 5/27/2013

    " As with all of King's works, the joy is in the journey rather than the destination--the guy just can't do endings. Too bad there was too much baseball in this particular journey. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 3/10/2013

    " I don't know exactly what I was expecting...whatever it was, this was not it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 3/10/2013

    " A really good short fun ghost story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 2/11/2013

    " Short. I was kind of disappointing because it was a bit too short to really care about any of the character drama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 11/14/2012

    " way too short, but they always are when you get wrapped up in King. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 11/11/2012

    " Short, but to the point. A bit of a warning to all of us not to wrong people! "

About the Author

Stephen King has written more than fifty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Craig Wasson is an actor and audiobook narrator. His most notable film appearance was in the 1984 film, Body Double. Also a prolific reader of audio books, he narrated Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, as well as numerous books by James Ellroy and John Grisham.