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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,752 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Bachman Narrator: Ron McLart Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze in 1973 on an Olivetti typewriter, then turned the machine over to Stephen King, who used it to write Carrie. Bachman died in 1985 (from cancer of the pseudonym), but in late 2006, King found the original typescript of Blaze among his papers at the University of Maine's Fogler Library (How did this get here?!) and decided that, with a little revision, it ought to be published.

Blaze is the story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., and of the crimes committed against him and the crimes he commits, including his last, the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. Blaze has been a slow thinker since childhood, when his father threw him down the stairs and then threw him down again. After escaping an abusive institution for boys when he was a teenager, Blaze hooks up with George, a seasoned criminal who thinks he has all the answers. But then George is killed, and Blaze, though haunted by his partner, is on his own.

He becomes one of the most sympathetic criminals in all of literature. This is a crime story of surprising strength and sadness, with a suspenseful current sustained by the classic workings of fate and character, as taut and riveting as Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandi | 2/14/2014

    " Great book...classic Stephen King! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Robert Sagirs | 2/12/2014

    " King says this is one of his trunk novels from the early 70's. That's exactly where it should have stayed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alli | 2/11/2014

    " Rawsome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mandy | 2/10/2014

    " I did this one on audiobook, and it probably earned closer to 2.5 stars. The story and characters weren't exactly compelling, but interesting enough to hold my attention throughout. The ending was predictable, as was much of the book; but Blaze's character was sufficiently endearing, and Stephen King a sufficiently good storyteller, that (if nothing else) it was an easy "read." Not a favorite, but likable enough. "

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