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Lisey's Story Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.77 (29,030 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Mare Winningham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King's most personal and powerful story ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. Download and start listening now!

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  • Lisey’s Story is a wondrous novel of marriage, a love story steeped in strength and tenderness, and cast with the most vivid, touching, and believable characters in recent literature...This is Stephen King at his finest and most generous, a dazzling novel that you’ll thank yourself for reading long after the final page is turned.”

    Nicholas Sparks, #1 New York Times bestselling author of At First Sight and The Notebook

  • Lisey’s Story is bright and brilliant. It’s dark and desperate. It’s a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems.”

    Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Angels Fall and Tribute

  • “In Lisey’s Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and, above all, his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary, to present us with the bloody and fabulous tale of an ordinary marriage. In his hands, the long, passionate union of Scott and Lisey Landon—of any long-lived marriage, by implication—becomes a fantastic kingdom, with its own geography and language, its dark and stirring chronicle of heroes and monsters, its tragedies, griefs, and glories. King has been getting me to look at the world with terror and wonder since I was fifteen years old, and I have never been more persuaded than by this book of his greatness.”

    Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author of The Final Solution: A Story of Detection and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

  • “Haunting...A tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey.”

    New York Times

  • “[An] intricate novel.”

    New Yorker

  • “First and last, this is a powerful love story...One of King’s finest works.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2006 Bram Stoker Award
  • A 2007 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • One of the 2007 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Leigh | 2/16/2014

    " My favorite book- ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Joan Mello | 1/27/2014

    " Great story without the horror... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Peggy | 1/24/2014

    " A nice reminder of why I still read King: excellent main character, compelling story that manages to be both magical and creepy as hell, and a pace that never lets up. Up there with some of King's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Pat | 1/20/2014

    " Disappointingly slow to start, and the secret language got old fast. I did like Lisey and Amanda. When they began to work together the story really took off. "

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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.