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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the near future, where America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty and he knows the rules—keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you’re out—permanently.

Now with an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Strangely surreal…The work of an angry, impulsively fresh voice…The debilitating suspense will leave you trying to catch your breath.”

    Powells.com, Review-a-Day

  • “King (writing as his alter ego, Richard Bachman) delivers another psychologically dark tale with commentary on society, teenage life, and cultural entertainment that is still poignant decades after its original publication. Kirby Heyborne’s skills shine in the narrative passages, which he executes with a good mixture of rhythm and emphasis. Heyborne’s light and youthful-sounding voice exudes the needed attitude of the mostly male adolescent characters.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • The Long Walk is perhaps the most original and character-driven story King has ever written…Narrator Kirby Heyborne delivers a stunning performance that sounds as if it was recorded in a single marathon session. Heyborne’s voice waivers throughout, battling fatigue as he walks every step of the journey in Garraty’s bloody shoes.”

    AudioFile

  • “One of [King’s] most intense, horrific, and disturbing(ly wonderful) works…An excellently fast-paced, darkly suspenseful book.”

    Examiner.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Summer | 5/22/2011

    " Possibly my favorite story ever written by Stephen King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shane | 5/21/2011

    " I couldn't put this book down, I literally read it straight through. A lesser known King story, but a great one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Seestars | 5/20/2011

    " This is the King book that has stuck with me most over the years. Will need to read again for a more grown-up view-point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 5/18/2011

    " It's a very interesting concept, the gameshow. Somehow I don't find it hard to believe that such a competition could someday happen "

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