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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,567 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King, Joe Hill Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781442359895
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Mile 81 meets “N” in this collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill, now available from Simon & Schuster Audio.

As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King can deliver. Download and start listening now!

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  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 2/14/2014

    " Since I read and like both King and Hill, I really wanted to like this. It was okay, well read, appropriately gross and horrific. Reminded me of The Ruins by Scott Smith, which I also wanted to like but just didn't. Similar premise. All the elements were there in this novella and it's a great idea to have them co-write--but it's not as good as the best from either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dietmar | 2/7/2014

    " I did expect a bit more from the teaming up pf these 2 ... story was ok, but not more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Morgan | 1/20/2014

    " Loved this novella, as well as the sneak preview of the sequel to The Shining. It won't be out until September 2013 but will be worth the wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Barry | 1/16/2014

    " Very creepy. At least it had a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/15/2014

    " This was a little too scary and gross for me! Still a good story and very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/15/2014

    " Good god, this was one creepy little story. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 1/14/2014

    " Another great short story by Stephen King. This review may contain spoilers. A brother and sister take a road trip and hear someone asking for help. Little do they know what awaits them in the grass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey Taylor | 11/22/2013

    " Good quick read but truly demented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 11/18/2013

    " Good short story written with his son. Pretty dark story that would have gone well in "Full Dark, No Stars" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 9/13/2013

    " Not as meaty as I had hoped, but a creepy story nonetheless. The best elements are wisely only hinted at, the history of the black rock and the implications of the local populace. Predictable, fun, queasy, breezy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 6/24/2013

    " Pretty good little tale. Dense, claustrophobic action; and a gross out scene worth a bad dream or two. I get the feeling that young Mr Hill is a good influence on his dad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Book Grl | 5/29/2013

    " A scary and gruesome story - which for me at least went a little off track toward the end. A creepy and imaginative story, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula | 5/10/2013

    " This is my second Joe Hill book, and I think that is enough for a lifetime. I honestly didn't believe this short story could end so miserably. Most horrors I read are like a scary ride that I read and then say... okay lets go again, but this was disturbing and such a let down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vivian | 3/15/2013

    " Didn't care for this at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 3/11/2013

    " Brilliantly dark, gory and scary. Definitely a King story though was hard spotting any Hill in the mix. Nice extra touch of having excerpts from Dr. Sleep and NOS4R2 at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 3/6/2013

    " Absolutely horrifying...I finished it 2 days ago & I can't get it out of my mind. Makes you think twice about being a Good Samaritan! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 R | 2/9/2013

    " I liked the creepy factor of being in the grass, but what transpires in there was just too much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/2/2013

    " listened while traveling. Captivating, suspenseful, gross. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brynn | 1/8/2013

    " This was really gory, like the Hostel of horror books. It wasn't suspenseful at all, just disgusting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Stouffer | 12/29/2012

    " very very disturbing. loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Thacker | 12/25/2012

    " Great collaboration between King and Hill. Kind of reminds me of Children of the Corn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Du | 12/21/2012

    " This is a simple story which appeared over two issues of Esquire. A quick read, and a good sampling of the two authors working together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stan Tehee | 11/4/2012

    " Kind of nice story, sort of predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suesaroo | 10/13/2012

    " saw the preview in Esquire and had to read the rest, meh "

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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

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.