Duma Key: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King Play Audiobook Sample

Duma Key: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: John Slattery Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 14.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780743569750

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

18

Longest Chapter Length:

75:43 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

59:28 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

70:03 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

121

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Publisher Description

Winner of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner of the 2009 Audie Award for Fiction

Master storyteller Stephen King’s classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller of what happens when the barrier between our world and that of the supernatural is breached.

After a terrible construction site accident severs Edgar Freemantle’s right arm, scrambles his mind, and implodes his marriage, the wealthy Minnesota builder faces the ordeal of rehabilitation, all alone and full of rage. Renting a house on Duma Key—a stunningly beautiful and eerily undeveloped splinter off the Florida coast—Edgar slowly emerges from his prison of pain to bond with Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick, elderly woman whose roots are tangled deep in this place. And as he heals, he paints—feverishly, compulsively, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. For Edgar’s creations are not just paintings, but portals for the ghosts of Elizabeth’s past…and their power cannot be controlled…

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"At first glance this book seems like a slow, almost boring, first-person narrative, like reading someone's journal. But with a little patience (and imagination) we start getting into the mind of Freemantle, painting with him under the sunsets and feeling our arms itch with him. It was worth the wait. The thought of a cursed Florida Key is exciting, but the thought of bringing life and death to your paintings is even better. Stephen King, you've done it again old chap!"

— Nicole (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “The plot of Duma Key, ghastly in itself but certain to bring horrified pleasure to King’s enormous readership, could have been sketched on the reverse side of Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray, a grisly examination of the magic of art.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Duma Key is a tale of conflict between the forces of horror and the redemptive power of creativity…King may be meditating on the diverse powers of the creative soul, but he has in no way lost his unmatched gift for ensnaring and chilling his readers.”

    — Washington Post
  • “Duma Key…[is]Stephen King’s most brilliant novel to date…rich and rewarding…and as truly scary as anything King has written…King at the top of his game.”

    — Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “A major psychological thriller from the master of scream.”

    — Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of the 2008Bram Stoker Award
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • Winner of the 2009Audie Award
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Duma Key Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This is a really boring book. The first 2-300 pages are pretty good, but after a while you realize that you will grow tired of all these passages where nothing happens. I think I had 100 pages left to read when i stopped. I'm not sure why I actually bothered to read more than 300 pages; I guess i WANTED to like it. "

    — Niclas, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the best suspense books I have ever read. Couldn't put it down! "

    — Lenard, 2/8/2014
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    " Loved, loved, loved this book! It was not at all what I was expecting (although Stephen King rarely is I suppose) Probably one of my all time favorite books! "

    — Jhelisa, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Stephen King is a genius! This book is amazing and spooky. Really gets in your head. Can't wait to read other books by this great author. "

    — Magda, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Long ago read, but parts are still so vivid.... I think I would like to read it again. "

    — Lola, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great read - it sucks you in and then gets creepier and creepier! King's descriptive and compelling style has always appealed to me and no more so than in this story! "

    — Daniel, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As always I enjoy Stephen King's storytelling ability. He does have a certain number of writer's tics and habits, but the story is good - an enjoyable read. "

    — Ellen, 11/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " too much swearing. Didn't get through the first chapter "

    — Dani, 11/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty good scary story. "

    — Karen, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It has been some time since I read King, and he came through with an excellent book. A superb blending of head trauma and the resultant stresses and recovery with the supernatural. "

    — Shanti, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I heard him read part of this at an appearance here in Tally. Then to read it on the page, very moving. "

    — Stephanie, 10/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Enjoyable story. All artists should read this book. "

    — Chuck, 8/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Just didn't care too much for it. The writing, as usual with King was good, but I didn't like most of the story. "

    — Dmhowie, 1/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Slow start, but once it get's going you can't keep your hands off it. "

    — Germelle, 12/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have always been a King fan. This book is up there with some of his best. Although not as frightening as some, the story evolves with great fluidity. I really enjoy the character development and twists and turns as the story moved along. "

    — Terri, 10/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Of the several Stephen King books Ray's had me read, I think this one was the best. The exposition is nicely done, and the characters are very realistic. (Wireman is my favorite.) The setting works well, and the suspense and mystery King builds up about the island and the little girls is wonderful. "

    — Mandy, 8/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved it! Defiantly one of my new favorites! "

    — Jade, 2/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typical Stephen King...Great book but leaves you feeling kinda depressed "

    — Jeymei, 11/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I absolutely love this book! I've read it a couple of times and each time I had to make some "egg salad" lol. "

    — Danielle, 8/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorite King books! It is a must read. "

    — Vicki, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm not really a fan of horror but I love the way King writes. "

    — Donald, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I was so in love with this book, by the time I was done reading it I read it again right after. Great book! "

    — Jennifer, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An awesome read! It is not as intense as some of his others but I still loved it! "

    — Tiffany, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fabulous. The King is back on form. I was gripped al the way through. "

    — Jenny, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " stoopid web site ate my comments.ggrrrrrrr.--Brian. "

    — Brian, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite King book, different on many levels from his other works, But i was totally engrossed at every turn! Suspense not horror. "

    — 'lisa, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Beautiful story, but kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. "

    — Steven, 4/24/2011

About Stephen King

Stephen King has written more than sixty 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. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

About John Slattery

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.