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3.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 5 3.71 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Lindsay Crouse Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781508217084
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Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, she lashes out at him with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and alone.

Over the next twenty-eight hours, trapped in a lake-side house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face-to-face with all the things she has ever feared. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the various voices that fill her mind.

As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 11/18/2017

    " This is quite the thriller. You have to be a strong minded person to complete the book given how descriptive her childhood memories were captured. King is a master of details and he certainly does not back down on painting the entire picture with extremely sensitive subjects. Another SK book down, already queuing up the next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 11/18/2017

    " This is quite the thriller. You have to be a strong minded person to complete the book given how descriptive her childhood memories were captured. King is a master of details and he certainly does not back down on painting the entire picture with extremely sensitive subjects. Another SK book down, already queuing up the next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole A. | 2/16/2014

    " While I typically love Stephen King's work, this book was agony just to get through. The premise was great, and it definitely changed my sexual activities a bit ('nuf said there), however I think the sheer volume of pages dedicated to the story were way overdone. I believe that King could have told the story effectively in half the amount of time...however, perhaps he was out to play; experimenting with how long he could keep us bound to the main character's agonizing efforts to free herself from her predicament. In that case, I played right into his mischievous hands, determined to see each torturous step through to the end. And oh what a creepy ending it was... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trace | 2/9/2014

    " Fifteen years later, still creepy as fuck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saritza | 2/5/2014

    " This book scared me from handcuffs for a very long time! I still think of this book when I see handcuff-play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alessandro Bertorello | 2/4/2014

    " After many years, I can still remember the shivers I got at a very precise moment of the story. I thought I was not going to be able to read further. Powerful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Alexander | 1/27/2014

    " One of my favorites. Also one of the creepiest books of his. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Taylor | 1/25/2014

    " Who else could put together an entire book in with one room and 3 characters(some dead,some imaginary - maybe) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/17/2014

    " One of my very favorite. It would make a wonderful movie. Chilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlin Lawler | 1/15/2014

    " S.K #6....I surprised myself by actually really enjoying this book! Everyone says its one of king's worst novels, and while it wasn't my favorite, I still thought it was good. I was also impressed, because it scared me. While I thought other King novels, such as Salem's Lot (my personal favorite), and the Shining were scary while I was reading, the fear of those novels never stuck with me. After reading Gerald's Game, I was stuck with a fear that lurked in the shadows of my room at night and kept me up. Way to go King! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 1/13/2014

    " I have read every SK book there is and this is the scariest! I did not sleep with the lights out for weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crusader | 12/25/2013

    " Not one of his best works, but still enjoyable enough. It does get quite gruesome at stages. The exploration of what someone is able to do in dire circumstances is what really shines through in this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeet | 12/18/2013

    " Enjoyed the book, but feel SK's other books are better, wouldnt really recommend or reread or have on my bookshelf:( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Abramovich | 12/16/2013

    " A women is stuck, handcuffed to a bed, in the middle of the woods. Of course this book scared the crap out of me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lish | 12/1/2013

    " I loved this book. Read it at night, on your own. Its slow burning and you need to be fully absorbed into the story and put yourself in the position of the character. I thought it was brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie Prior | 11/13/2013

    " This one sucked me in from the start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 9/23/2013

    " While reading this book, I thought, how did SK come up with this idea and how was he able to describe this in so much detail. Excellent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Elwood | 8/7/2013

    " This is the first Stephen King, I've ever read and I really enjoyed it. I did like the suspense and it certainly made me very nervous at one point. I'll definately be giving another book a whirl "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Austin | 3/16/2013

    " One of the few King books I could not finish... totally due to my squeemishness "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 2/15/2013

    " Typical Stephen King - you go into it expecting one kind of horror and are instead presented with about a dozen other kinds instead. Chilling and well-told. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie | 1/29/2013

    " I hated this book so much, absolutely the worst book he's ever written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 8/3/2012

    " Makes you think twice about kinky sex games LOL!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peita | 5/4/2012

    " At times hard to read, but impossible to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 3/28/2012

    " I read this one like 10 years ago as well and...Wow...disturbing...gotta love Stephen King for that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denny McCarty | 3/19/2012

    " my favorite king book by far..the weirdness, the dog. i'm going to have to read it again..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TJ | 2/4/2012

    " Stephen King has matured well as an author, and this book shows it. No longer relying on the supernatural to instill horror, this book is creepy and frightening, with a few scenes of genuine horror; One of which had me literally squirming in my chair it was so intense. Overall a very good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janall | 12/8/2011

    " I seldom stop reading a book, no matter how bad- this is probably only one of dozen that I just couldn't get through. its dark and sad without light or hope or humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 9/17/2011

    " The book wasn't that much fun as I thought it would be. Maybe it was caused by that I was waiting for it for too long. It was ok, but nothing beyond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 7/23/2011

    " I am a so-so fan of King, but I loved the premise of this book. One could imagine being trapped in this position, unable to escape and no rescuer on the way. It was a great story until, as always, King inserted the creature from wherever. Then it went downhill for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda Kelly | 6/14/2011

    " I liked this but it actually made me feel queasy in one chapter so I'd not be recommending to anyone !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 5/25/2011

    " Yep this cured me of ever wanting to read another Stephen King book again. I still have nightmares of the "grave robber" made of moonlight. That stuff sticks with you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 5/18/2011

    " I read this in HS so I don't remember much of it, I borrowed it from a friend so I can't look back and refresh my memory. I do remember it being scary and disturbing in some parts but I liked the writing style and I remember feeling so cool being 14 and reading Stephen King in class haha! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross | 5/17/2011

    " Been a long time since I've read this (high school I think) but I still remember the ending vividly. That's saying something about a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/16/2011

    " It's hard to believe that almost all of the action in this book takes place on a bed. Or, really, in one woman's head. A reminder that often the scariest monsters are in our minds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/15/2011

    " Intense. Definitely not for those with trauma in their past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/14/2011

    " A twisted page turner.
    The moral of the story: Use rope instead of handcuffs.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " This books stays with you a long time after reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/13/2011

    " One of the BEST books I've ever read!! Stephen King gave such graphic details making for an intense read. This is the kind of book that keeps you turning the pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 5/13/2011

    " Gave up... not my cup of tea, AT ALL. confusing and irritating. A good premise, just not executed in a way that I found readable... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 5/1/2011

    " It starts out okay (not great, just okay), and then goes downhill. The ending picks up some slack, but this book is still mediocre at best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 4/20/2011

    " Not the best, glad it was short. "

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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

Lindsay Ann Crouse is an American actress. She made her Broadway debut in the 1972 revival of Much Ado About Nothing and appeared in her first film in 1976 in All the President’s Men. For her role in the 1984 film Places in the Heart, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Slap Shot, Between the Lines, The Verdict, Prefontaine, and The Insider. She also had a leading role in the 1987 film House of Games, which was directed by her then husband David Mamet. In 1996 she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for “Between Mother and Daughter,” an episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special. She is also a Grammy Award nominee.