Extended Audio Sample

Download The Long Walk Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Long Walk Audiobook, by Stephen King Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (12 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: January 2016 ISBN: 9781508217299
Regular Price: $23.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

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.”

Download and start listening now!

abqf

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 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 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 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 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/17/2011

    " My favorite King book. Period. A must-read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/11/2011

    " Good book. Say what you want about King, but the man knows how to write a character. [spoilers removed] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kermit | 5/10/2011

    " Favorite King ( Bachman ) book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/8/2011

    " One of the my favorite novellas to read, out of every genre/author/etc. Simply wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 5/7/2011

    " This book is hard to put down once you start. The whole story is filled with a sense of inevitability and you can just picture this book making a fantastic movie. I heard that someone is working on a film in fact and it should be out this year or by 2012.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adriii | 5/4/2011

    " Uno de mis favoritos de King, sin duda. Es ese king perturbado que nos castiga psicológicamente. El detonante de la historia es excelente y está muy bien desarrollado y aprovechado. Y sin alargamientos innecesarios en páginas. Un final tan fantástico como confuso. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 4/27/2011

    " One of the best character studies I have ever read. Simply a superb story line...a real page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandi | 4/21/2011

    " My favorite King book to date!! I read it once and I remembered the story and character several years later and had to go back and re-read it. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered numerous Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.