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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,054 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Stephen King, Denis O’Hare, Holter Graham, George Guidall, Ron McLarty, Mare Winningham, Denis O’Hare, Skipp Sudduth, Jill Eikenberry, Ben Shenkman, Karen Ziemb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating—and then terrifying—journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, “The Gingerbread Girl” is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable—and resourceful—as Audrey Hepburn’s character in Wait until Dark. In “Ayana,” a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In “N,” which recently broke new ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment, a psychiatric patient’s irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countryside or keep the world from falling victim to it.

Just After Sunset—call it dusk, call it twilight, it’s a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It’s the perfect time for Stephen King.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “King continues to be dedicated to giving his readers a luxuriant experience, the basic pleasure of getting lost in a book.” 

    New York Times Review

  • “King reminds us again of his power to unhinge with a single line or image. A master of the storytelling craft, he gets his ghastly fingernails right beneath the skin.” 


  • “Quietly dazzling.” 

    Associated Press

  • “These stories are a testament to the literary merits of the well-told macabre tale.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2009 YALSA Alex Award
  • A 2010 Audie Award Finalist
  • Winner of the 2008 Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection
  • A 2009 British Fantasy Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 2/20/2014

    " Pretty decent book of short stories. Nothing that stands out, but some fun, very Stephen King-esque stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nick | 2/16/2014

    " King's stories always pull me in. There are some really creepy stories here. Some are tender. More than a couple had me yelling in frustration at the villians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Msbookworm | 2/6/2014

    " There are some great stories in here, but don't listen to them when you are walking alone right before dark! I was so engrossed in a story ("N") that when a dog came running up behind me I jumped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dana | 2/5/2014

    " There was one great story, a few good stories, and the rest were just okay. Entertaining, as Stephen King always is, but aside from "N" (the one great story), no real chills. "

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