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4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 4.06 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Stephen King, Gary Sinise, Joe Morton, Joe Mantegna Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780743583404
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A star-studded cast of readers present unabridged tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King’s classic bestselling short story collection.

This volume includes:

  • “It Grows on You”
  • “The Fifth Quarter”
  • “You Know They Got a Hell of a Band”
  • “The Night Flier”
  • “Popsy”
  • “Sorry, Right Number”
  • “The Ten O’Clock People”
  • “Notes”
  • “The Begger & the Diamond”
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Quotes & Awards

  • “An illusionist extraordinaire, King peoples all his fiction, long and short, with believable characters. The power of this collection lies in the amazing richness of his fevered imagination—he just can’t be stopped from coming up with haunting plots.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This may be the most suspenseful and moving writing he’s ever done.” 

    Booklist

  • “In this short story collection Stephen King shows his versatility as a writer. This collection contains, among other things, a ghost, the undead, a finger poking out of a bathroom drain, a set of chattery teeth which run amuck, and a plan to mellow out the whole world. In other words, great fun for King fans.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kye Alfred Hillig | 2/15/2014

    " This is a twisted set of short stories that was marvelous. I still see some of the images that I saw while reading stories like 'Crouch End' and 'Suffer the little children'. He really went to a dark place on this one. I think Mr.King is always a good novelist and sometimes a good horrorist. This time he hit both nails on the head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 2/5/2014

    " Some were good stories, some were ehh... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald Kendall (The Goremet) | 2/5/2014

    " Being published in the 90s this third story collection by King proves my point that King spent that decade taking chances. In this massive tome these tales of terror (and a few sweet ones) showcase King as a writer who will write anything he can dream up or is told to by his inner characters. I love the chances he takes, especially with "Dedication": a story so elegantly written but disgusting too. As wide ranged as any of his other collection, this one just goes for entertainement first and I liked that. As a teen and early twenty-something I learned how to have fun as a writer reading these stories. King taught me that I can take my job seriously as an author but that the art can produce what you want it to: fun, blood, guts and gore. "Chattery Teeth" is one of personal favorites because the story just happens. No explanation needed or given - just for the hell of it. "Popsy" caught me off guard whereas "The Night Flier" I fell for right away. "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" and "Rainy Season" proved to me it is how they story is told not the cliched story itself of the strange little town. These tales felt more Creepshow than ever and even with some beautiful homages and a non-fiction treat the collection justs busts with hilarious, haunting corkers. Unlike the elegance of Skeleton Crew or Just After Sunset, Nightmares and Dreamscapes acheives just what its title states...and that is all that is required sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Rey | 2/5/2014

    " I like the latter half of the book more than the former. The last three stories and the essay were the hits!!! Hoping to read more Stephen King! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 2/1/2014

    " Chattery Teeth and a few other short stories were some of my favorites. I'm gonna have to hunt this ginormous book out of my basement and go through it again sometime soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/25/2014

    " By far my favorite book of his. They are a great collection of short stories that never fail to disappoint. You might want to keep the light on though, just to be safe!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael J. Bourgault | 1/17/2014

    " Stephen King never disappoints me with his books! Even though this was one of King's longest book it kept me in suspense right off the bat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Gans-novak | 1/17/2014

    " Some of the short stories were awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 1/16/2014

    " really, really, really liked this collection of stories. i didn't get a chance to see the kinda miniseries-kinda serial that they made on tnt of this book, but i still wnat to see what they did with some of these stories. i hear it was pretty hit and miss, but it would still be worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/2/2014

    " Kind of gross, actually. Not hightly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juta | 12/24/2013

    " Stephen King at his best. Some of these stories scared the life out of be as only he can, while others warmed my heart as only he can. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Fairbanks | 12/14/2013

    " I found myself just waiting for the end of this book to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 11/23/2013

    " Look, I like short stories, and these are shivery goodness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zeeshan Ahmed | 11/13/2013

    " Awesome. Different stories, equally amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Chung | 10/30/2013

    " love this book. kinda scary but in a nice way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Block | 10/26/2013

    " My favorite story is You Know They Got A Hell Of A Band. What an interesting theory of Rock & Roll heaven...and what could happen if you don't ask for directions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Gough | 9/30/2013

    " This, so far is my favorite collection of short stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 8/25/2013

    " Every story different- all extraordinary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 12/5/2012

    " A collection of King's short stories including one in the vein of Cthulhu Mythos and another with Romero zombies. If that's not enough to swing you then just read it anyway! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cliff | 11/25/2012

    " Probably his best collection of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 10/3/2012

    " I loved the short story "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band". I think it was my favorite from this collection. I also liked "Sorry, Right Number". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eeyore | 9/25/2012

    " As usual I liked some of the short stories in this book better than others. I can't remember which ones I did like and which ones I didn't like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 4/13/2012

    " Rather long, but a great collection of short stories by King. Not my personal favorite collection but definitely stands out with the amount of original story-telling in each of the 20 stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/10/2012

    " I was in the mood for some Stephen King and hadn't read it since it came out -- really enjoyed it! Not as horrific relative to some of his other collections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 12/7/2011

    " I don't always dig his longer books, but love his short stories! Typical Stephen King, endings are often ambiguous and leave you hanging but still drawn to read the next story. Good entertainment, light reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul Dudoward | 11/30/2011

    " It may sound stupid but I can't remember much about this one, I just know I liked it. It had alot to offer the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MelancholyDragon | 6/27/2011

    " This is the best collection of short stories I've ever read and I read this....at least five years ago now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 5/7/2011

    " I actually own two of these? Neither of them have this cover. They're both from the '90s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/24/2011

    " I was in the mood for some Stephen King and hadn't read it since it came out -- really enjoyed it! Not as horrific relative to some of his other collections. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 4/15/2011

    " Absolute crap! I think my Stephen King reading days are behind me. This is the biggest waste of reading time I have undertaken in years. The only stories which approached being good were "Popsie," about a child-napping of a vampire's son, and "The 10 O'Clock People." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/6/2011

    " One of my fave short story books. Love Chattery Teeth! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 4/5/2011

    " This is a big fat collection of stories, and I've yet to read every single story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/9/2011

    " "Night Flier" and "Crouch End" probably ties for my favorites in this collection. Definitely a must read. "

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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 Narrators

Gary Sinise, born in Blue Island, Illinois, helped launch the Steppenwolf Theater Company at age eighteen. He started his Hollywood career as a director, but his 1994 appearance in Forrest Gump as Lieutenant Dan launched him to fame and earned him an Academy Award nomination. He worked with Tom Hanks again in Apollo 13 and has since appeared in more than thirty other films and television shows.

Joe Morton is an award-winning actor who made his Broadway debut in Hair and has gone on to perform in many other plays and over seventy films, made-for-TV movies, and mini-series. He and his wife Nora have two children.

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.