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Author: Stephen King Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781101193006
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Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”—from the collection Different Seasons—is now available as an Encore stand-alone CD.

An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge—the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award–nominee, The Shawshank Redemption.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia J | 2/16/2014

    " Apt Pupil and Shawshank Redemption were great. I couldn't get into the other two though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Modiggy | 2/10/2014

    " Loved Morgan Freeman, and Tim Robbins in the movie, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael J. Bourgault | 2/1/2014

    " Really enjoyed the four stories in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew LaFave | 1/20/2014

    " If you have never watched the movie, read the short story first. Really good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 1/13/2014

    " Great novellas. The dialogue in apt pupil was pretty dated. The movie based on the same novella is nothing like it. Great collection though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulog | 1/13/2014

    " If u like this story because of the movie, read the book. It will be a totally different experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 1/7/2014

    " didnt even know king wrote this even thought it was a ture story. 1 of the best books ive read and will do again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/1/2014

    " I had a cheap paperback of this come to me in the mail. It was the one that promoted that dribble film of Apt Pupil. I loathe that story as much as that film, but the rest, well that's just wonderfulness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvina | 12/22/2013

    " Very interesting. I love Stephen King's imagination. Some of the stories in here have even inspired different ideas that I would love to try either writing or drawing someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leena | 11/27/2013

    " I loved the movie, and the novel is equally as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 11/23/2013

    " If I could rate this 6 stars I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 10/15/2013

    " Steve's best short story collection. Bar none. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harold | 9/1/2013

    " Very entertaining and satisfying story. No real supernatural element to it, but amazingly GREAT nonetheless! Artfully done! The movie was a very worthy effort to capture the magic of this tale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linh Nguyen | 6/5/2013

    " This book gave me hope. Hope is never die and hope will help me stronger and lover myself. Thank u for coming suddenly, " Steven King", u are pretty awesome! T "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurence | 5/24/2013

    " Stephen King at his best!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 10/17/2012

    " I didn't know Shawshank Redemption was a book first. Anyway, I never saw the film, but I really liked the book. The ending was very uplifting, and I liked King's writing style and the way that Red (the narrator) came alive in the words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun Beckett | 9/10/2012

    " Read this in a novella and was surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mika T | 5/10/2012

    " It was my first Stephen King experience and I have to say it was quite peculiar... Shawshank redemption was a great story to start off the book, and you travel deeper and deeper into the King world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oliver Barratt | 2/13/2012

    " Classic Stephen King. It was a great story, very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muthoni Karingu | 12/24/2011

    " This has got to be the ONLY book whose movie I preferred to the book- Great story but the movie managed to bring out the details better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt 2D | 11/30/2011

    " If you liked the Green Mile, you'll like this story. With many similarities to the Green Mile, this is a memorable King book, that was made into an Academy Award-winning film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Brent | 6/15/2011

    " i wish gordie had the gun when he tells ace to suck his fat one, in the book chris has the gun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/22/2011

    " i loved the movie so naturally i was going to love the book and this didnt disappoint me. i love king's earlier stuff and this just proves how great a writer he is. great story that is gripping and had you on the edge of your seat constantly. so good that i finished it in one sitting! "

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

    " Loved, loved, loved this story - and this movie - I cannot "not" watch it when it is on television - I cry at the end of this movie, everytime ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tess | 5/11/2011

    " I'd never seen the film but had heard much about it so was expecting great things. I don't think anything could have lived up to the hype. It was a good enough read, not exceptional "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 4/28/2011

    " Great. Short and sweet, but still, the movie is better.

    4.0 / 5.0 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 4/26/2011

    " The movie is actually better then the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 4/21/2011

    " One of those rare occasions when the movie was better than the book, or in this case, the short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/17/2011

    " If you loved the movie, you will adore the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 4/14/2011

    " Without doubt one of my favourite King stories. A story of hope, strength of character and dignity in the face of the most adverse circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 4/13/2011

    " i watched the movie first of the story Hope Spring Eternal so i knew what was going to happen eventually but i couldnt put the book down on that first story. i enjoyed it immensily. i do wish that the story had been told by Andy so i could know exactly what he thought when. "

About the Author

Author Stephen King

Stephen King has written more than fifty 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.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.