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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 International Horror Guild Award
  • Nominated for the Bram Stoker 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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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 Narrator

Josh Hamilton was born in New York City, New York. His Broadway credits include Proof, The Cider House Rules, and The Coast of Utopia, and his films include Kicking and Screaming, The House of Yes, Alive, Online, and Outsourced. Josh has narrated several audiobooks, including Lando by Louis L’Amour and Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge. He and his wife Lily have one child.