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Author: Stephen King Narrator: John Cullum, Peter Gerety, Arliss Howard, Becky Ann Baker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN: 9780743563406
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THE MAN IN THE BLACK SUIT FOUR UNABRIDGED DARK TALES FROM
STEPHEN KING

"...the face of the man in the black suit grows ever clearer, ever closer, and I remember every word he said. I don't want to think of him, but I can't help it, and sometimes at night my old heart beats so hard and so fast I think it will tear itself right clear of my chest."

A haunting recollection of a mysterious boyhood event, The Man in Black Suit read by John Cullum leads off this masterful collection from Stephen King.

Other dark tales include: All That You Love Will Be Carried Away read by Peter Gerety, in which a man checks into a Lincoln, Nebraska Motel 6 to find the meaning in his life; That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French read by Becky Ann Baker presents the ultimate case of déejàa vu; and The Death of Jack Hamilton read by Arliss Howard -- a blistering tale of Depression-era outlaws on the run.

Whether writing about encounters with the dead, the near dead, or about the mundane dreads of life, Stephen King's The Man In The Black Suit: Four Dark Tales is intense, eerie and instantly compelling.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “‘All That You Love Will Be Carried Away,’ read by Peter Gerety…nails a traveling salesman’s suicidal despair, which is tempered by a flicker of hope burning on the thin wick of his graffiti collection. Becky Ann Baker offers a competent rendering of ‘You Can Only Say What It Is in French,’ and Arliss Howard gives a spirited performance of the Dillinger gang on the run.” 

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 12/6/2013

    " After listening to these stories, I remember why I dislike Stephen King. I hate feeling like I wasted my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yosef | 11/3/2013

    " Some of the stories were better than the others. But, worth hearing or reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/17/2013

    " The Man in the Black Suit : 4 Dark Tales by Stephen King (2002) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sloan | 9/15/2013

    " Four short stories. Some better than others. Really liked this book. The story about the saleman in the hotel was my favorite. Really made me think. And the detailed descritions in the Black suit story are great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 8/25/2013

    " Ugh. I am a huge fan of Stephen King but I got through two of these stories and had to stop. They just weren't interesting to me at all. NOt scary, not compelling, not anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 7/28/2013

    " All 4 of these were great short chillers. The last 1 really got me b/c it hit on some deep seeded Catholic teachings about purgatory which tends to twist my gut (which is what made it so incredible b/c it really got to me). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/28/2013

    " Something about this short story makes it impossible to forget. It's very creative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 5/26/2013

    " I enjoy this and it's an audiobook so I can listen to it anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gay | 3/24/2013

    " Steven King has a helluva way with words and though I don't think these four stories are as terrific as some of his others, he is at the least, entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/14/2012

    " Wow! Stephen King has the most awesome imagination. Wow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luna | 12/2/2012

    " The monster is Slender Man? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 10/16/2012

    " John Cullum like John Cullum in the dark tower books? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/12/2011

    " I love reading scary stuff in October. But this collection of stories was a bit uneven. All great storytelling, but not particularly scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/8/2011

    " i liked the 4th 3rd and 1st stories the fourth was by far the scariest i have listened to in this collection then the 1st was spooky "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach | 12/5/2011

    " The road virus heads north was especially creepy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/12/2011

    " Wow! Stephen King has the most awesome imagination. Wow! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/18/2010

    " I love reading scary stuff in October. But this collection of stories was a bit uneven. All great storytelling, but not particularly scary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 7/8/2010

    " Something about this short story makes it impossible to forget. It's very creative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 6/13/2009

    " All 4 of these were great short chillers. The last 1 really got me b/c it hit on some deep seeded Catholic teachings about purgatory which tends to twist my gut (which is what made it so incredible b/c it really got to me). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2009

    " The Man in the Black Suit : 4 Dark Tales by Stephen King (2002) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sloan | 5/10/2008

    " Four short stories. Some better than others. Really liked this book. The story about the saleman in the hotel was my favorite. Really made me think. And the detailed descritions in the Black suit story are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gay | 3/20/2008

    " Steven King has a helluva way with words and though I don't think these four stories are as terrific as some of his others, he is at the least, entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 10/27/2007

    " After listening to these stories, I remember why I dislike Stephen King. I hate feeling like I wasted my time. "

About the Author

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. 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, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

About the Narrators

John Cullum is a versatile narrator and an award-winning actor of stage, television, and film. On stage, he won two Tony Awards for best actor in a musical for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century and won a Theatre World Award for his role in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. He has been a regular on television series, including Northern Exposure, for which he won an award for best supporting actor. His film acting includes Inherit the Wind with George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon and Held Up with Jamie Foxx. He also starred in and wrote the screenplay for The Secret Life of Algernon. He has narrated audiobooks by a wide spectrum of authors and lent his voice to three of Ken Burns’ documentaries. In 2007, he was named to the Theater hall of Fame.

Arliss Howard is an actor and award-winning narrator. His narrations were twice finalists for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration, in 2006 for Elmore Leonard’s The Hot Kid and in 2008 for Up in Honey’s Room, also by Elmore Leonard. He has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, one for Up in Honey’s Room and another as part of the narrating cast with Debra Winger and Keith Carradine for The William Faulkner Audio Collection. His film credits include roles in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Moneyball. He’s also an award-winning television actor as well as a writer and producer.

Becky Ann Baker, narrator and actress, has received critics’ praise for her readings of books by such authors as Stephen King, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Iris Johansen, and Karin Slaughter. She has performed in numerous roles on Broadway, starring in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. Her many television credits include Girls, Smash, and Nurse Jackie, and her film credits include Spider-Man 3, The Discoverers, and Hope Springs.