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4.00002077878901 out of 54.00002077878901 out of 54.00002077878901 out of 54.00002077878901 out of 54.00002077878901 out of 5 4.00 (48,126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King, Peter Straub Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Talisman Series Release Date:
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On a brisk autumn day, a twelve-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America—and into another realm.

One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother’s life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more.

Let the quest begin.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Extraordinary…Makes your hair stand on end.”

    Washington Post

  • “Rare and dazzling…A journey to rival the greatest adventure stories ever told.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Award-winning reader Frank Muller continues his long string of superlative performances…A must for current fiction collections.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1985 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2002 Audie Award Finalist
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 1985 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/19/2014

    " It drags in places, but it's a wonderful story. I enjoyed it very much, and despite a few cliched characters, there were some truly horrific villains that made for a good time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terri | 2/8/2014

    " This novel is truly a roller coaster ride - from horror to fear to joy to triumph to hate to love..... Following Jack in and out of the Territories and along the American road was quite a journey! I thank my friend Karen for sharing this book with me - I think I will "feel wolf in my dreams! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jay Eckert | 2/6/2014

    " This is in my top 3 Stephen King books, along with The Stand and It. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sean Green | 1/27/2014

    " Not a huge fantasy reader, but enjoyed every page of this book "

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