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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Mare Winningham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years. Em keeps up her running -- barefoot on the beach, sneakers on the road -- and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?

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  • “King's novella has all of his trademark tension, violence, and catharsis…Mare Winningham's determined tone adds to Em's strong character, and she also provides good pacing and tension that flows well with King's style. Her straightforward reading doesn't overdramatize the intense moments; instead, she lets King's words create those anxious moments. Her matter-of-fact vocalization of Pickering makes the villain even more chilling than King's text. Winningham's portrayal of this character will stick with listeners long after the end.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winningham relates the story with honesty and sincerity, capturing the melancholy and sadness that abounds in Em's mind. Her gripping delivery is the stuff that great performances are made of. Winningham brings the protagonist to life while still managing to capture the strong sense of foreboding that so often permeates King's tales....The result is a captivating experience sure to ignite the senses of the listener. AudioFile, on The Gingerbread Girl
  • “Winningham relates the story with honesty and sincerity, capturing the melancholy and sadness that abounds in Em's mind. Her gripping delivery is the stuff that great performances are made of. Winningham brings the protagonist to life while still managing to capture the strong sense of foreboding that so often permeates King's tales…The result is a captivating experience sure to ignite the senses of the listener.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mo | 2/16/2014

    " This was my first audiobook and I found it enjoyable. It is a little predicable, but it's fast paced nd exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Petrina | 2/8/2014

    " Okay, so I cheated and did the audiobook, unabridged, since I spend so much time in the car. Liked it a lot though a little bit predictable. Has a definite feminist pov which I enjoyed. No real surprises unless you are unfamiliar with crime stories or Mr. King. Slow to start but engrossing and suspenseful once engaged. I would call it a "King-lite" story. I loaned it to two women friends who also have long drives to work (and don't like "scary" stories or Stephen King, by the way) and they both couldn't wait to finish it and said they liked it. Give it to your daughters.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Beth | 2/6/2014

    " A Stephen King book that is only available in audio. It is okay -- not too scary, not too long, not too interesting. An audio break from public radio politics and crummy radio stations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rakisha | 1/29/2014

    " Em takes up running after the loss of her child and as a way to escape from the growing emptiness in her marriage. She separates from her husband to spend some alone time reflecting on things on a remote key in Florida. While there she sees something she shouldn't and is forced to basically run for her life! I love how King portrays the villain...the things he say indicate the mind of a true mad man. The ending is quite fitting...this was a quick 2 hour 'listen' that kept my attention. Would recommend for those who want a quick fix of King-style suspense. "

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