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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Ken Howard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Four Past Midnight Collection Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781598877595
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This is the third gripping tale in the four-part audio series from Stephen King’s bestselling book Four Past Midnight.

Set in Junction City, Iowa, The Library Policeman is the story of Sam Peebles, a middle-aged businessman who happens to have some overdue books. It seems a minor offense—but not to Junction City’s malevolent monster of a librarian. What follows is spine-tingling suspense as only Stephen King can deliver it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Demonstrate[s] the qualities that have made Stephen King the world’s most popular author.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Spellbinding tales of evil.”

    Playboy

  • “Like some denizen of the dark, King weaves a spell evoking terror and shivers as he takes readers on a nightmarish journey…Truly chilling.”

    School Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/12/2014

    " Not my favorite of the Four Past Midnight collection, but it was kind of cool to read a story with one of the creatures in it from IT and not have to read about small children having sex with each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 2/3/2014

    " King at his best. An excellent selection of novellas "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 1/31/2014

    " I think Steven King has amazing talent and the writing of this story was not lacking any of that talent or creativity that i look forward to every time i pick up one of his novels, that being said the the story itself has its ups and downs, I loved the idea of the sweet old libarian who was really a physcotic monster but i found myself wanting to put the book down and keep it down during the part where the main charater gets rapped in front of the libary..... maybe it was too well writen cause it sure made me ill and im sure thats how it was intended but i just found this story although ok its not one i would recommend to to many people "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas Schrepfer | 1/20/2014

    " I'd like to have seen the look on Stephen King's editor's face when he read the titular story. There's dark, and then there's the recesses of this man's head. Yikes. Anyway, not worth reading, but then I don't like to read, so. "

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

    " This and the The mist are my favorite "novella's" from Stephen King. When he is on top of his game, nobody writes horror better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2014

    " I thought I had read Four Past Midnight, but if I did, I have no memory at all of this story. Pretty typical King fare, and Ken Howard did an excellent job reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Roggenkamp | 12/26/2013

    " What a strange story... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/22/2013

    " Love SK Books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Bowen | 12/22/2013

    " This was an extremely dark and disturbing tale, and I don't think I will ever be able to read it again, but it was a great story overall. Intense and chilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Crusader | 12/17/2013

    " Definitely the scariest and most disturbing book I have ever listened to (or read) by Stephen King! So gripping and suspenseful you might want to keep the lights on. I highly recommend the audio book version narrated by actor Ken Howard, who gives a flawless presentation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/16/2013

    " Classic King novella that starts innocently enough but grows increasingly creepy and horrific. The man's imagination knows no boundaries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/8/2013

    " Disturbing and well-written. True horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandice | 9/11/2013

    " Creepy becuase of the possible parts! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Kebel | 8/2/2013

    " A FRIGHT-NIGHT READ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shrouk | 6/17/2013

    " i didn't like it .. :\ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Steigler | 8/29/2012

    " It was the second SK story i've read. It was very catching from the beginning, but i felt the ending could have been better...even though I enjoyed it. A short, but a very exciting novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail (myJunegirls) | 8/29/2011

    " Love, love, love this story. It is sick, twisted, and horrifyingly real at times. Whenever I think of this whole book- Four Past Midnight- this is the first story to always pop in my head. "

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

    " this is so awesome! who ever taught that Stephen King could actually come up with a library policeman, a guy who punishes children who forgets to return their books on time! kinda weird though, but once again, i am so amazed at stephen king's great imagination! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peita | 6/2/2010

    " OMG - red licorice! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Gonçalves | 3/22/2010

    " Disapointing, it was probably the worst stephen king story. Poorly written, it doesn't even look like king. Strated so well and then after 5 pages... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/22/2009

    " Freaky, demon librarians. Don't think I'll ever see libraries in the same light. Great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 12/18/2009

    " This was an extremely dark and disturbing tale, and I don't think I will ever be able to read it again, but it was a great story overall. Intense and chilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 10/2/2009

    " This and the The mist are my favorite "novella's" from Stephen King. When he is on top of his game, nobody writes horror better.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandice | 8/5/2008

    " Creepy becuase of the possible parts! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 4/21/2008

    " I'd like to have seen the look on Stephen King's editor's face when he read the titular story. There's dark, and then there's the recesses of this man's head. Yikes. Anyway, not worth reading, but then I don't like to read, so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chiny | 9/9/2007

    " this is so awesome! who ever taught that Stephen King could actually come up with a library policeman, a guy who punishes children who forgets to return their books on time! kinda weird though, but once again, i am so amazed at stephen king's great imagination! "

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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

Ken Howard, the Tony and two-time Emmy Award–winning actor, was a working member of the Screen Actors Guild for over forty years before being elected the national president in 2009. He has narrated more than thirty bestselling audiobooks.