Full Dark, No Stars

Written by:
Stephen King
Narrated by:
Jessica Hecht , Craig Wasson

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
63
Narrator
15
Release Date
November 2010
Duration
14 hours 0 minutes
Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, four “disturbing, fascinating” (The Washington Post) novellas—including the story “1922,” a Netflix original film—that explore the dark side of human nature.

“The pages practically turn themselves” (USA TODAY) in Full Dark, No Stars, an unforgettable collection centered around the theme of retribution.

In “1922,” a violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

In “Big Driver”, a mystery writer is brutally assaulted by a stranger along a Massachusetts back road and plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

In “Fair Extension,” making a deal with the devil not only saves a man from terminal illness but also provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

In “A Good Marriage,” the trust forged by more than twenty years of matrimony is irrevocably shattered when a woman makes a chance discovery leading to the horrifying implications of just who her husband really is.

Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, King’s Full Dark, No Stars is a “page-turner” (The New York Times) “as gripping as his epic novels” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and “an extraordinary collection, thrillingly merciless, and a career high point” (The Telegraph, UK).
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Cameron J.

1922 and Big Driver are decent stories, but the other two are mediocre. I\'m not a fan of short stories, or novellas so that probably impacts my rating of this book to a degree. Although I don\'t like them, I do listen to them quite often. The problem is that they usually feel shallow, move too fast, lack proper build up and character development and are generally just not fleshed out enough to be very plausible or entertaining. These stories suffer from many of these issues. It\'s worth a quick read if you grab the hardback or paperback, but don\'t bother with the audiobook. The male narrator is the worst. He talks like an automated apple program. Seriously, just listen to the sample chapter of 1922. He talks about his character murdering his wife as if he were picking up some bread and milk at the grocery store. It\'s ridiculous. The female narrator is really no better, as she reads as if she were presenting a pressure cooker on the Home Shopping Network.

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Anonymous

stick with it definitely a wild stretch of the range of Stephen king

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whodatpennywise

Great stories, but Mrs Hect was horrible! Worst narrator I've heard. She keeps the same robotic over positive tone even when describing horrible things.

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Megan A.

I loved all the stories, they were thought provoking and scary..Wasson does a fine job with 1922 and Fair Extension however Hecht is hands down the worst narrator I have ever heard....I would rather swallow glass than listen to her. I will NEVER purchase another book that she reads....

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Katie Collette

Holy crap, Big Driver is the WORST King story I've ever read. I agree with the other reviews, especially lorin's, that the narrator of it is absolutely horrid but the story itself also sucks.

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