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Author: Stephen King Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781101192993
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Stephen King’s short story “The Breathing Method”—from the collection Different Seasons—is now an Encore stand-alone CD.

“The Breathing Method” takes place in an exclusive gentlemen’s club in New York, where no one pays any dues. Membership is based upon a telling of tales, and one nightmarish tale about a disgraced woman determined to give birth—no matter the consequences.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 2/19/2014

    " This is another crazy King novella about a strange Gentlemen's club (not a stripper joint) where they like to share crazy stories with each other. The Breathing Method being one of those stories. I very much enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 2/14/2014

    " This was also in the book of novellas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 2/9/2014

    " Nice short novel that showcase's Stephen King's range. This one begins in a mysterious gentlemen's club that meets every Thursday with the sole purpose of telling odd stories, with the oddest of stories being reserved for the Thursday before Christmas every year. The beginning is doubtlessly an homage to Turn of the Screw and is the kind of setting that is perfect reading for a dark and stormy night. The story told on this particular pre-Christmas Thursday concerns a doctor and a brave single mother very very intent on having her child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alina | 2/6/2014

    " I wasn't expecting the ending. It really changes your entire opinion of Stephen King and what kind of person he might be. I think I may have a new favorite author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 1/21/2014

    " Love Stephen King but he should stick to novels and avoid short stories. They just aren't his thing.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 1/3/2014

    " One of the most haunting stories I've read in all my life. The book came to me several years ago and it was only The Breathing Method in the book (somewhat adapted version). I loved it - the story, the mustery, the haunting image of the ending scenes, the mysteriousness of the gentlemen club - it was surely a story to remember. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L | 1/2/2014

    " The subject matter was monstrously sick, but it was a well written work and was not at all like most writing by King. It was more mature (odd since this was written several decades ago before he was super popular). It was thoughtful, restrained (the writing style! Not the subject matter) and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 10/19/2013

    " Audio. Read by the incomparable Frank Muller. It was good- I think I listened to it somewhat out of context, not realizing it was part of a bigger picture. I almost think that the horror element of this was overstated- like he had to make it a horror story instead of just a hauntingly sad story of a woman trying her best to see her pregnancy through. I liked it, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helena | 10/15/2013

    " One of the creepiest stories I've ever read in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 10/4/2013

    " An intelligent, explicitly descriptive and disturbing horror story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/12/2013

    " Very creepy and atmospheric short story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anthony | 8/26/2013

    " Not my bag man. I listened to the audio version read by Frank Mueller (sp?). If it was any longer I would not have finished it probably. I did not enjoy it because to me, there was no point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/4/2013

    " One of his shorter works, this novella works great if you're looking for an interesting ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 7/20/2013

    " Stephen King is such an awesome storyteller! Dark, but awesome!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 5/11/2013

    " This was the better one out of the novella's Apt Pupil and The Body and this one. I quite liked it, it wasnt outwardly gruesome or shockingly horrific. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelly | 2/12/2013

    " Weird...maybe I'm just not a Stephen King fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JazzRizz | 2/6/2013

    " Found this on Netflix. This was a really great short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 1/10/2013

    " One of King's darkest yarns and most brilliant. good luck making a movie out of this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/28/2012

    " I listened to this and enjoyed it. It is short, and was followed by an interview with King. It is a short story within a shorter story. I didn't find anything spectacular about it, but enjoyed it, especially the narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/23/2012

    " The Breathing Method is a story told by a doctor about young woman, who is unmmaried and wants to give a birth to child in late 1930s. Great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 4/19/2012

    " This tale gave me the chills at spots. Worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/26/2012

    " I'll never be a L&D nurse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2011

    " I love the mysticism King adds to his stories. It makes the horror aspects a bit more digestible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/6/2011

    " Great little novella. Mood was absolutely perfect, and final scene had me squirming in my car driving around town (audiobook). Resolution left me slightly unfulfilled, but still a great 2 hour read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 8/19/2011

    " Only gave it 3 relative to other SK books. I would give it a 4 compared to everyone else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 4/23/2011

    " some short stories. nothing spectacular, but still good if you're into that sort of thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/25/2011

    " Audiobook-
    Typical King - chilling ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 8/25/2010

    " This was also in the book of novellas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JazzRizz | 7/19/2010

    " Found this on Netflix. This was a really great short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 7/11/2009

    " Only gave it 3 relative to other SK books. I would give it a 4 compared to everyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antoine | 1/7/2009

    " it's an exellent book!!!!!:)
    ! !it's interesting!!!!|*-*| "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/10/2008

    " Great short story with a shocking ending. Very Stephen King. "

About the Author

Stephen King has written more than fifty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. 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, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.