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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Delos W. Lovelace Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455183142
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SPECIAL COLLECTORS’ EDITION with commentary by eight science-fiction writers

KING KONG: His very name inspires awe, horror, and, for some of the greatest masters of contemporary science fiction, a strong affection. Find out why in this special collector’s edition of the original 1932 novelization of Wallace and Cooper’s movie, which includes commentary by eight masters of science fiction. Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison, Larry Niven, Catherine Asaro, Jack Williamson, and Marc Zicree tell in their own words what it was about the movie that inspired them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rudnicki provides his melodious baritone…He keeps his characterizations diverse but restrained [and] provides a fine, laid-back performance. Even more enjoyable are the commentaries found on disc five.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stefan Rudnicki treats this pulpy novelization of the original Kong film with respect, allowing listeners to appreciate on its own terms the familiar story…Rudnicki’s deep, craggy voice…and seriousness help one past the campy or dated parts.”

    AudioFile

  • King Kong still holds the force of its raw simplicity. More myth than monster, Kong suffers the fate of the classic tragic hero, destroyed by his own nobility. High-tech civilization overwhelms his primitive power. Beauty kills the beast.”

    Jack Williamson, author of The Humanoids

  • “[This] audiobook is certainly special…I loved the commentary included…a true treasure for the ages. Kudos to Blackstone for giving us this Special Edition.”

    SFFAudio.com

  • A Audie Award FinalistAudie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dr Edward Diesel | 7/25/2013

    " Great story but the author is a bit clunky with the writing... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rich Meyer | 5/9/2013

    " The original novelization of the original movie. A little more background on some of the characters, but not nearly as good as the film. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 12/16/2012

    " So this is my first book read for the new year Woot!! Honestly it was.... ok. Not my kind of book and the narrator was kind of annoying :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Brzezinski | 12/10/2012

    " If you've seen the original movie, then you pretty much know the plot of this book, which is a straight novelization of the film. It is a fast read and worth while for anyone who is curious enough to want to pick it up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 5/24/2012

    " I wouldn't bother; just watch one of the films. (Even the crap remake from 1978 is better than this.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 8/30/2011

    " This did not read like a novelization of a movie because of the in depth character development and the ease of wiriting. There are only two complaints that I have: 10, The ending is too abrupt; 2), King Kong is one-dimensional. Yes, he is an ape but he has a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 8/18/2011

    " It was well written. I got a little bored toward the end, but only because I knew exactly what was going to happen from the movie. the ending seemed a touch rushed as well, but overall it was a decent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen! | 6/8/2011

    " This book is a novelization of the original 1933 classic film. I typically do not enjoy novelizations, but I was completely on board for this one! Well written, great descriptions, and I was compelled to love that monkey. Gorilla. Kong. Love Kong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stuart Parker | 1/11/2011

    " Read some time ago. Surprised I chose it and finished it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dr Edward | 8/26/2010

    " Great story but the author is a bit clunky with the writing... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stuart | 8/8/2010

    " Read some time ago. Surprised I chose it and finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 5/22/2008

    " It was pretty good. "

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About the Author

Delos W. Lovelace (1894–1967) was the author of over two dozen books, three of which he co-authored with his wife, Maud Hart Lovelace. He was best known as the author of the original novelization of the film King Kong. 

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.