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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122,723 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9780385360142
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Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A novel of chilling, unspeakable evil.”

    Chattanooga Times

  • “Spine-tingling fiction at its best.”

    Grand Rapids Press

  • “An unabashed chiller.”

    Austin American Statesman

  • “Tremendous.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 1976 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer McGee | 2/15/2014

    " This novel is brilliant! A great spin on the creation of ghost towns. 'Salem's Lot was the first novel I've ever read by Stephen King, and it absolutely won't be the last. Apparently, of all the books that he has written, this is Stephen's favorite, so much so that he picks up the story again to some capacity in his Dark Tower series. I look forward to starting that series soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Sarao | 2/12/2014

    " Classic. I love how a book scared me so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Sutton | 1/24/2014

    " This was the first Stephen King book that I'd read and I really enjoyed it. I had no idea what it was about and that really enhanced the reading experience for me. I thought it was a really interesting and fun book to read and I look forward to reading more from Stephen King, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodie | 1/22/2014

    " The first Stephen King novel I ever read and still one of the best. A real vampire story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Baldbullsbarber | 1/17/2014

    " "A child who counts the cost is a child no longer." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 1/12/2014

    " One of his best. BTW what is it with SK's movies? None of them are anywhere near as good as his books, really stinkers they are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitrina Mazaher | 11/20/2013

    " This is when I discovered Stephen King-one of his all time best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri Brockmann | 11/18/2013

    " Long before there was True Blood there was 'Salem's Lot! One of my top King novels of all time. It honors the traditional lore of vampires while setting it in modern day Maine (of course). Characterization is fantastic and the battles are epic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencet | 10/21/2013

    " So far my favorite of what I've read from king, this book scared the hell out of me, and my imagination went wild. Definitely a page turner throughout "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lms7214 | 9/26/2013

    " first stephen king book I loved...couldn't put it down "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 9/9/2013

    " I sort of waded through this one because it was one of his better-known books. I expected more - somehow the characters never engaged. I think he did the 'alien disrupts small Maine town' idea much better with 'Under The Dome'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philipp | 5/14/2013

    " Yeah! My first Stephen King novel. Exciting stuff. It takes a little bit to get into, but once it gets cooking, whee! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittney | 4/17/2013

    " Excellent book!!! My first Stephen King novel and I couldn't put it down. I didn't originally know what the book was about so that made it even more interesting. I love how fluidly he changes point of view and keeps the story going so smoothly. I was very impressed. One of my favorites!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loretta | 1/24/2013

    " Scariest book I've ever read (and I love scary books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian Palmer | 12/20/2012

    " Starts awful...but gets scary as you want it to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Turner | 12/15/2012

    " The most deeply frightening book I have ever read. This book made me believe vampires are real. That is something neither Twilight nor Interview with a Vampire or many others can claim. Truly, profoundly, can't-sleep-at-night scary. A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 6/15/2012

    " Scary vampire novel that put King on the map. The stuff of nightmares. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robyn Demars | 6/10/2012

    " For being rated as one of the scariest vampire books, Salems lot was a let down for me. I love Stephen king though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Bennett | 4/26/2012

    " Creepy and old-school. Legitimately scary vampires. What more is there to say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaina Nightshadow | 12/30/2011

    " My only complaint about this book? I wanted more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/16/2011

    " So on my never ending task to read all the Stephen King books I figured it was high time to read this classic one, like it very much. Interesting to see how his style has changed in some ways but so similar in others. Good read, very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leisa | 11/9/2011

    " this was one of several King novels I read one summer in high school- I think this is the one that burned me out (wasn't until much later that I learned he wrote some really interesting stuff) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 10/23/2011

    " My favourite Stephen King story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Couling | 6/26/2011

    " My first Stephen King novel. You won't regret reading it, I know I didn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 5/19/2011

    " The scariest book I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 5/9/2011

    " This was a retro vampire tale, reminded me of movies growing up
    as child. I love how Stephen King gets into the business of everyone in a small town. I was pleased with it, and at points I was actually scared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gordon | 5/8/2011

    " Best vampire novel since Dracula? I'd say so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 5/7/2011

    " A horrifying read. The second book he published. A true tale of evil and horror.
    Worth the time to read, and will definitely engage you so much into the world he creates you will be sleeping with garlic and crucifix's at night after this vampire tale gets in your head! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 5/7/2011

    " The best King novel of all time! Startling! "

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

    " For me, I've found that many of King's books take a while before getting in that "can't put it down" zone. This one, like It, took about half of the novel to get through before I was hooked. After that, I blazed through the rest of the novel, and really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 5/2/2011

    " Re=read this recently. Definately not his best, but still worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/1/2011

    " I am just getting around to reading my VERY FIRST Stephen King novel... LOL LOL "

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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

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.