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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:
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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.

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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.”


  • “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 by 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 by Meredith | 2/17/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by 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 by 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. "

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