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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Frances Sternhagen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781508216995
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Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband, Joe St. George, thirty years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera’s physical and mental decline and of her loyalty to an employer who has become emotionally demanding in recent years.

Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera, and the link that binds them unfolds in Dolores’ account.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cantankerous, profane, scatological, and fiercely maternal Delores is as vital and vivid a character as any in American fiction…[King has] never been better.”

    New York Times

  • “Among King’s best…An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Extraordinarily vivid…An impressive tour de force, a sensitive character study that holds the reader rapt.”


  • “Powerful…Startlingly good.”


  • “A remarkable reading…Sternhagen captures the very essence of what can turn a woman’s heart to hate and lets her audience feel it in their bones.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “[King] is a magnificent storyteller…Presenting Dolores’ story in her own remarkable colloquial voice, King brings readers face to face with a goodhearted, lovable woman whose honesty is ultimately unforgettable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A quietly terrifying tale of desperation, abuse, and revenge that showcases King’s talent as a powerful storyteller.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/23/2016

    " Maybe I'm a little biased, because I only made this account in order to download this particular audiobook, but this is one of Stephen King's finest works. I love so many of his books, but this one definitely has a strong, clear identity. Now that I obnoxiously rambled along for a bit, go download "Dolores Claiborne", and enjoy! P.S. This one is a bit graphic in the child abuse department, as do many of King's books. I just thought you should know. "

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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

Frances Sternhagen is a renowned stage actress, receiving five Tony Award nominations and appearing on Broadway twenty-four times in shows such as Long Day’s Journey Into Night and On Golden Pond. She also received two Emmy Award nominations for her role as Ester Clavin on the popular sitcom Cheers, and has since played Millicent Carter on ER and Bunny MacDougal on Sex and the City, among others.