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2.99998687458371 out of 52.99998687458371 out of 52.99998687458371 out of 52.99998687458371 out of 52.99998687458371 out of 5 3.00 (51,046 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Kathy Bates Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781101024942
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There’s a place alone Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It’s not a very nice place to live. It’s an even worse place to die. It’s known as Desperation, Nevada …

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/20/2014

    " One of the other reviewers said that her rating of this book might fluctuate according to mood, etc, and I would have to agree with her assessment. Sometimes I recall it as being fantastic, other times it just seems like it was a decent read. I do remember it being tense and fast-paced - it even made me want to jump at unexplained noises from time to time... However, I wouldn't say it was up there with my favorite Stephen King novels. It's a solid work (and a solid book - this is one of his door-stop novels!) and if you like a variety of Stephen King books then you will probably enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd C. | 2/17/2014

    " Good book, but you must read the Regulators first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/11/2014

    " This book is very confusing. I have read the book about 4 times and I have seen the movie about 2 times. It has been one of my favorites since the 5 grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/1/2014

    " Keeps you reading to find out what happens next!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Trent | 1/31/2014

    " I had to start it three times but loved! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Tenney | 1/20/2014

    " This was my first Stephen King book. While not my favorite genre, I couldn't keep it down. He's an excellent writer. However, I recommend not reading before bed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara K | 1/7/2014

    " Lol ... this book is really really REALLY disturbing. Took me while to get though it coz I kept getting a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach by how the plot was developing and would stop reading it. Stephen truly is the master of horror. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krissy Clarke | 12/26/2013

    " King at his best. The characters in the book are described with fantastic detail and the story is nothing short of fancinatingly scary. Top recommended book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurel Foreman | 12/16/2013

    " I thought I would give Stephen King a try, but I have to say that I wasn't impressed with this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 12/8/2013

    " I read this book while my 11 yr old daughter was getting cancer treatment. It was a good distraction, but I was still more desperate. Even more that Desperate Housewives, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/6/2013

    " I love how King ties all his books together - this one ties right up with "The Regulators" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/21/2013

    " Very enjoyable. Creepy, good characters...perfect to keep me entertained in between the Stephen King greats (in my opinion, The Dark Tower series, The Stand, Bag of Bones, Carrie...these are at the top of my list). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 10/19/2013

    " typical stephen king book... good plot, characters believable, monster outrageous. i enjoyed it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melody | 10/19/2013

    " Book on tape version. Boring. Semi enjoyed Kathy Bates reading of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emelia | 8/10/2013

    " AWESOMEEE. I learned heaps about mines and stuff. The Tak guy was interesting, and the power stone thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent Simons | 12/29/2012

    " I really think this is one of King's very best straight up horror books. A true horror epic - right up there with "The Stand." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha Stephens | 11/28/2012

    " I only read half it was so sad, but a really good book if you can't stand it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/17/2012

    " Not King's best, but still compulsively readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 4/14/2012

    " I haven't seen the movie yet but the book gave me nightmares! Please read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Higgins | 1/23/2012

    " Images of this book still haunt me. The little girl on a jacket hanger. a greased up boy trying to get through bars. THis book was so well written but has the same fate as many of kings books. Disapointing endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni Porter | 7/6/2011

    " This is a compelling book that draws you in. The end is VERY deep -- and might surprise you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 6/8/2011

    " This was the first 'horror' book I ever read, and it scared the hell outta me. Still terrified of small towns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 5/22/2011

    " This book was a pretty good ride. I am always ready to take his wicked rides. It's just that his endings tend to, well, suck. This one wasn't a completely happy ending and I was left more satisfied than usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynee | 5/13/2011

    " Difficult to get into for the first couple of chapters. Then captivating... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 5/7/2011

    " I liked how King created a visual scope for this novel. The action was much more hard-hitting than some of his other novels. I enjoyed the battle between good and evil in this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/17/2011

    " I know I read this, but I can't remember which is probably not a good sign... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacie | 3/31/2011

    " Another Stephen King great! Multiple reads required. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 3/28/2011

    " If you've ever driven down a deserted desert road and felt that prickle of fear along your spine at what could happen and nobody would know, this book will keep you rivited and at the edge of your seat from beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi | 3/26/2011

    " Scared the hell out of me. Couldn't read it at night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 3/22/2011

    " This book was insane! I actually bought the movie and watched it while reading this book. Great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/9/2011

    " Desperation is a really good book - but I would read it along with The Regulators (Richard Bachman). It doesn't matter in what order you read them. It's a great example of how the same basic concept can be twisted in more the one way. Both are excellent books. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen King

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. 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.

About the Narrator

Kathy Bates is an actress and film director. She has received a Tony Award nomination, an Academy Award nomination, and she has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors. Her television work has resulted in twelve Emmy Award nominations, two of which were for her starring role on the television series Harry’s Law and most recently, a win for her highly praised appearance on FX’s horror-thriller series American Horror Story. She also won an Emmy Award for her portrayal as the ghost of Charlie Harper on CBS’ comedy series Two and a Half Men, a role formerly portrayed by Charlie Sheen.