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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54,448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Anne Heche Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1999 ISBN: 9780743563390
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What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

The brochure promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.

Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number 36, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her -- her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

A classic story that engages our emotions at the most primal level. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon explores our deep dread of the unknown and the extent to which faith can conquer it. It is a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm, but aglow with a girl's indomitable spirit. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frightening…Feverish terror.”

    New York Times

  • “Impressive… A wonderful story of courage, faith, and hope. It is eminently engaging and difficult to put down.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A fast, scary read…King blasts a homer…He expertly stirs the major ingredients of the American psyche—our spirituality, fierce love of children, passion for baseball, and collective fear of the bad thing we know lurks on the periphery of life.”

    New York Daily News

  • “An absorbing tale…Tom Gordon scores big.”

    People

  • “A delightful read, a literary walk in the woods, and not just for baseball fans.”

    USA Today

  • “Plenty of thrills...[King is] an elegant writer and a master of pacing. ”   

    Entertainment Weekly 

  • “A gem…Suberb.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " It was a good story, plenty gross and scary. It had some holes, it's probably hard to write from a nine going on ten year old perspective when you're a 50+ year old man. Also some of the phrases repeated over and over. He does that. I dislike it. It reminded me a lot of Gerald's Game. Seems to me both books could have left out the mystery (man, IT, or whatever) the situations were plenty scary themselves without adding a boogyman to the mix. I did like how it ended and that surprised me a little. Sometimes writers give their characters a little too much help, maybe they feel sorry for them or maybe just to move the plot along.. King does this too but his characters seem to really have to earn the little breaks they get. Always they're made to pay too much. Good stuff in that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 2/17/2014

    " Best Book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carolina | 2/16/2014

    " I love Stephen King but this is his worst book he has ever written. It was too long for a story that shouldn't be a novel. If this was a short story it would be fine but it's boring I had to convince myself to keep reading and I didn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney Hendrix | 2/11/2014

    " This story just stressed me out the whole time nothing much happened that was interesting and it was different than most of the Stephen King books I have read. I have read a lot of his stuff and this one is my least favorite. I wouldn't tell anyone not to read it though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Enrique Cisneros | 2/6/2014

    " Un cuento corto que nos recuerda lo poco preparado que estamos al enfrentar la naturaleza. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/30/2014

    " I think the detail in the book kept me wanting to keep reading. Stephen King knows how to keep you interested. As to not ruin anything, this book is about hanging in there and not giving up, with a lot of twists and turns to keep you in anticipation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/14/2014

    " this book still stands as one of the scariest kings for me. it had been lost in my daughter's closet for a few years so reading it now was almost like reading it for the first time, and it still freaked me out. something about being totally out of control of your surroundings, the frustration of no one knowing where you are. . . yeek. plus, anyone who knows me knows how much i dig the baseball connections in this one. great weekend read. . . unless someone you know is camping or hiking! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Desmatron | 1/13/2014

    " romanzo molto piccolo e direi quasi noioso "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 1/4/2014

    " Fast read....pretty good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jp992751 | 12/10/2013

    " Targeted more for a younger audience or at least people who like shorter books. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is good but nothing to write home about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Niles | 12/9/2013

    " This was one of those "I can't put it down books." One that tugs on your heart strings. Loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shane Hyham | 10/1/2013

    " Boring boring boring. Being a king fan I just automatically buy his books but wish I didn't put myself through this rubbish looks like I have another doorstop with kings name on it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stunatra | 8/25/2013

    " King is capable of better. He just didn't deliver here. The poorest of King that I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 8/21/2013

    " Liked the audio tape better than the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas Scott | 8/11/2013

    " A little girl gets lost in the woods, and begins to be hunted. Scary, suspenseful, good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Johnston | 7/21/2013

    " I loved it! Could not put this one away until I had finished reading it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peyton | 5/8/2013

    " So King takes an idea for a short story, swells it to novel length, and adds in some quasi-spiritual mumbo-jumbo and we're supposed to be impressed? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 4/5/2013

    " Not Stephen King's best work "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe Duckmanton | 2/28/2013

    " I loved this book. The suspense and pity I felt when I read it was crazy. A young girl stuck in a very real and terrifying situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Drake | 6/22/2012

    " If you liked Stand By Me, you're going to love this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 6/13/2012

    " This was my first stephen king book and I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ava | 11/1/2011

    " this book was amazing!! i did get a little confuse at some points, but i really enjoyed it. it was a thrill and exiting and made me anxious and i justloved it. not sure if it was kings bestbook, probably not. but it was worth resding! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 moore | 8/14/2011

    " Read it; didn't love it. I guess if I lived in the Boston area, maybe I'd have more affinity for it. It's okay. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 5/21/2011

    " I was disappointed.I got almost to the middle of the book,before i quit reading it
    not one of his best books.I don't think... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 5/20/2011

    " I know some don't like the ending, but I thought it was perfect for the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 5/18/2011

    " Re-reading an old favorite. Perfect for lovers of suspense set in the great outdoors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 5/17/2011

    " I read this in one day. Couldn't put it down. An excellent book about survival. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulina | 4/17/2011

    " It's somekind interesting, but very repetitive, you know, what else can a girl alone in the woods can do but trying to survive, looking for food and where to sleep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leighkaren | 4/14/2011

    " Really good character study, which is what I think King is best as. Not often that he deals with the POV of young girls, he mostly puts himself in the head of boys, but it is REALLY good! It's basically a dialogue between the girl and herself. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rarishes | 4/11/2011

    " My little brother is obsessed with this book. Ver. good! "

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