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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Judith Ivey, Oliver Platt, Jay O. Sanders, Boyd Gaines, Justin Long Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9780743563321
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Everything’s Eventual features Dinky Earnshaw—a nineteen-year-old pizza boy—who gets hired by a mysterious stranger for a unique and totally “eventual” (awesome) job. Read by Justin Long.

Autopsy Room Four
The last thing Howard Cottrell remembers is entering the woods to find his golf ball. He wakes up as he is being rolled into an autopsy room. Read by Oliver Platt.

In The Little Sisters of Eluria Roland is a gunslinger in a deserted town when he gets ambushed. Read by Boyd Gaines.

In Luckey Quarter Darlene is a single mom struggling to raise two kids on her income as a chambermaid in Reno. When Room 322 leaves her a quarter for a tip, Darlene lets that quarter take her for a ride. Read by Judith Ivey.

The Road Virus Heads North tracks an author who buys a creepy painting at a yard sale which was painted by a metal-head neighbor just before he committed suicide. Read by Jay O. Sanders.

Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, these five stories announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unpredictable…Full of surprises.” 

    New York Times 

  • “Well-crafted, nuanced stories.” 

    Washington Post 

  • “Compelling…Brilliantly creepy.” 

    USA Today 

  • “Fourteen stories, most of them gems, featuring an array of literary approaches.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The dark tales collected here are some of King’s finest.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This is a milestone in compilations of King’s shorter works.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " This was one of his better short story compilations. Most of the stories were really good, creepy, scared the poo out of me or a combination of all three! Not a keeper, but that's due to lack of room on my shelves more than anything else. I'm definitely glad I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellenjsmellen | 2/18/2014

    " Read some of it, but it's shelfed for now until I have time to come back to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Orton | 2/15/2014

    " A nice diverse mixture of stories. I found myself reading each of the 14 in a single sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xander | 2/6/2014

    " I only read two of the stories in this collection and this review is only going to focus on one--The Little Sisters of Eluria (though 1408 was effectively creepy). This tale works as an addition to the world of the Dark Tower. There wasn't much action in it, and Roland is the only familiar character, but it was still good storytelling and quite satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 2/1/2014

    " Some of these stories were really good, some were just okay. I am really impressed with his writing, which might seem like a silly thing to say since he's clearly a well-loved author, but this is the first time I have read anything by him. He has an amazing way of roping you in and making you care about the characters. I don't even know how! Half-way through a story I will find myself completely vested in the outcome of the story, and I can't pinpoint exactly how he does it. If my brother hadn't continued to ask if I'd finished it yet, I may not have, but I'm glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashli | 1/29/2014

    " This had some really great stories!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Onur | 1/20/2014

    " I realised that short stories are not for me with this book. The excitement increases all and then the story ends suddenly. But the stories are really great, each of them will become a novel. Also 1408 become a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 1/7/2014

    " Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared Jordan | 12/27/2013

    " This is a great collection of short stories. My very favorite of them been a storie about a man who was alive on the autopsy table. One of the few books that gave me the creeps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiria | 12/21/2013

    " I think he should stick to short stories. Jeez. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 9/24/2013

    " This is my favourite compelation of Stephen King short stories. Very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 abby | 4/30/2013

    " this book came out on my birthday in 02 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desira | 3/28/2013

    " most stories were pretty good, some verged on great, but overall, I was disappointed with this book. Many stories felt formulaic. Still and all, they managed to be page turners anyway. Even if I wasn't satisfied with the overall results. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arun Kamath | 1/31/2013

    " its a bit here and there "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/26/2013

    " Must read "The Man in The Black Suit"...it will change your life:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree Guery | 1/1/2013

    " Excellent book. I gave 4 stars because I couldn't read one story that was from a previous popular medieval series, but other than that it was a great collection of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rand Zacharias | 11/21/2012

    " The short story is not dead...it will keep you awake at night if you read it before dropping off to la la land. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miramira Endevall | 7/18/2012

    " Just finished the first story. Best "Dear John" letter EVER. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darleen | 5/11/2012

    " Stephen King + short stories = great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatlesfan685 | 2/27/2012

    " only read 1408 but plan to read the rest. Oh and its worth checking out if only for 1408. its pretty creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Harvey | 2/14/2012

    " Each story pulled you in, and in such a short span of time too. That's what King does best; create lasting characters that the reader cares about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Prentiss | 11/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed this grouping of short stories over the last one of his that I read. This book even had the short story Room 1408. I had seen the movie but never read the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ananda | 10/31/2011

    " I read this one mostly b/c due to the single story which tied into The Dark Tower...but liked the collection as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sakura87 | 5/25/2011

    " Nonostante certi racconti siano interessanti, altri un po' meno, "Le piccole sorelle di Eluria" vale da solo tutto il libro.
    Il nostro amato pistolero colpisce ancora.

    *8/10* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicia | 5/17/2011

    " Im going through a King phase, and am working my way through his short story collections i used to avoid them because i like lengthy books that delve into lots of character development, but lately they have been perfect pre- sleepy time reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 4/19/2011

    " great!...of course if it was written by Stephen King, I liked it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 4/15/2011

    " Some were great but others were stinkers. The title story was fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 4/7/2011

    " If you have trouble with lengthy King novels, this is a good solution. Short, to the point, scare your pants off stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 3/27/2011

    " There were many good stories enclosed in this tome, but "The Road Virus Heads North" is incredibly scary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 moore | 3/26/2011

    " Road Virus and 1408 highlight this collection. Autopsy Room Four is a lot of fun, too. Otherwise, the rest of the book is pretty okay. "

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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 Narrators

Judith Ivey was born in 1951 in El Paso, Texas. She was not quite yet a Tony Award–winner, but already a prolific Broadway and stage actress when she made her film debut appearance as Steve Martin’s love interest in Arthur Hiller’s The Lonely Guy. She then went on to star as Jennifer Jason Leigh’s older sister in the southern gothic thriller Sister, Sister. She came to star (despite her impressive resume) as what would be her better remembered role, Texan B. J. Poteet in the last season of Designing Women. Other notable characters she has played in film include Keanu Reeves’ mother in Devil’s Advocate, one of three intrepid psychics investigating a haunted house in Stephen King’s three-part miniseries Rose Red, and the recurring role of Debra Messing’s mother-in-law Eleanor Markus on Will & Grace. Her audiobook narrations have won her five AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Oliver Platt is an acclaimed television, film, and stage actor. He earned a BA degree in drama from Tufts University and then trained at Shakespeare & Co. His debut on Broadway in Shining City in 2006 earned him a Tony Award nomination for best actor, and along with numerous nominations for the Gold Globe Award, he won the New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Casanova. His narration credits include the voice of Wiser the Owl in the animated film Dorothy of Oz.

Jay O. Sanders began his acting career off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles then went on to appear in numerous films and television series, including Revolutionary Road, The Day after Tomorrow, and Kiss the Girls, based on the novel by James Patterson. He has narrated more than fifty audio books over the years, including the bestselling My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and Dean Koontz’s Dragon Tears and Mr. Murder. He also won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time. He has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Justin Jacob Long is an American film, television, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Galaxy Quest, Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball, and Live Free or Die Hard. He enjoys doing voice-over work, which he began in the 1990s, and he is featured in Apple’s "Get a Mac" advertising campaign. He also provided voice work for the television series Unsupervised and as Alvin in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.