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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39,704 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: John Slattery Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else:

"Edgar, does anything make you happy?"

"I used to sketch."

"Take it up again. You need hedges...hedges against the night."

Edgar leaves for Duma Key, an eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico calls out to him, and Edgar draws. Once he meets Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman with roots tangled deep in Duma Key, Edgar begins to paint, sometimes feverishly; many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating.

The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural -- Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Niclas | 2/17/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole Neira | 2/15/2014

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lenard Hogue | 2/8/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jhelisa | 1/28/2014

    " 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! "

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