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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Josh Hamilton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2002 ISBN: 9780743563383
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A Stephen King ghost story in the grand tradition, Riding the Bullet is the ultimate warning about the dangers of hitchhiking.
A college student's mother is dying in a Maine hospital. When he hitches a ride to see her, the driver is not who he appears to be. Soon the journey veers off into a dark landscape that could only be drawn by Stephen King. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A classic King contrivance…so insidiously normal and easy to read that it draws you into its little down-home chamber of horrors before you know it.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Vintage, dust-off-the-night-light King.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[A] grandly entertaining ghost story…The simple, potent prose skims along spurred by high suspense…genuinely chilling.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A terrific story, highlighting King’s gift for characterization and his sheer narrative drive.” 

    Charles de Lint, author of The Onion Girl

  • Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award
  • Nominated for the International Horror Guild Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mainrun | 3/10/2013

    " I read the online version Stephen King made. Wasn't his best effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 5/3/2011

    " Excellent pacing, unpredictable twists.... a quick read in King's long short-story format. A great way to spend an afternoon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 2/19/2011

    " Straight forward....not stellar....wish I'd invested the time in something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 1/13/2011

    " A good read. It was short and sweet and very entertaining, although a little silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/4/2011

    " Quick read, held my attention, but not nearly as fresh or intriguing as Lissey's Story or Duma Key..imho... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 12/23/2010

    " A very quick read. Mindless, good to read after the intensity of "Worlds without End" and "Pillars of the Earth.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gilbert | 10/9/2010

    " Great "ghost story". I think one of King's best short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 9/12/2010

    " Just a typical short horror story from Stephen King. Good quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 8/29/2010

    " I guess I checked the box for the audio version of this book, but I actually read it as opposed to listened to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Africableu | 8/3/2010

    " Quick read, fast-paced story--a nice little ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 7/5/2010

    " A short, but very good, unique, and thrilling story! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Searsha | 7/5/2010

    " Das schlechteste King Buch, das ich bis jetzt gelesen habe. "

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