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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,943 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Becky Ann Baker, Peter Gerety, James Rebhorn, Bruce Davison, Stephen Tobolowsky, Fred Sanders, A Full Cast Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one was…wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous.

Curt’s avid curiosity took the lead, and they investigated as best they could, as much as they dared. Over the years, the troop absorbed the mystery as part of the background to their work, the Buick 8 sitting out there like a still-life painting that breathes — inhaling a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of what world it came from.

In the fall of 2001, a few months after Curt Wilcox is killed in a gruesome auto accident, his eightee-year-old boy, Ned, starts coming by the barracks. Sandy Dearborn, Sergeant Commanding, knows it’s the boy’s way of holding onto his father, and Ned is allowed to become part of the Troop D family. One day he looks in the window of Shed B and discovers a family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers…

From a Buick 8 is an audiobook about our fascination with deadly things, about our insistence on answers when there are none, about terror and courage in the face of the unknowable.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s still a horror novel, but it’s one that gnaws away at the very premises of the horror novel. It knows what you want and expect from it, but it deftly gives you something else instead, something equally worth having and all the more pleasing for being a surprise.” 

    New York Times

  • “King’s still on fire when it comes to creating breathing characters and evocative settings. His own zest for storytelling suggests…that he’s got plenty left.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Will surely keep you turning pages…Whether this novel’s quasi-postmodern current of ambiguity and skepticism signals a new direction in King’s work remains to be seen, but the greatest pop writer of them all is back behind the wheel.” 


  • “One of King’s best, mostly tightly focused novels since The Green Mile. With great narrative economy, it encompasses 25 years in the interconnected lives of a diverse group of characters, and its unmistakable, deeply familiar voice is as haunting and engaging as ever…King continues to command the hypnotic power that has made him one of the dominant figures in modern popular culture.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2002Bram Stoker Award Nominee
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2002International Horror Guild Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by BJ | 2/11/2014

    " Form some reason, this book had a difficult time holding my attention. It took me months to read it. It was ok, but in my opinion, not one of King's best efforts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kiesha Runion | 1/31/2014

    " my first stephen king read. loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Potatoez | 1/26/2014

    " One of those portal to another world books, done quite well in fact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joani | 1/11/2014

    " I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. I expected this to be a Christine rehash and it was nothing like the earlier novel. "

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