|Bag of Bones by Stephen King (2005, CD, Unabridged)|
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|INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN KING Bag of Bones recounts the plight of bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife. His nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of their house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonan's isolated summer home. He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on its surface, but much changed underneath -- held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, who seeks to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother. As Mike is drawn into their struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever -- escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here -- and what do they want of Mike Noonan?|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Number of Volumes||20 vols.|
|Read by||Stephen King|
|" Bag of Bones is, hands down, King's most narratively subversive fiction. Whenever you're positive -- just positive! -- you know where this ghost story is heading, that's exactly when it gallops off in some jaw-dropping new direction." -- Entertainment Weekly|
What I admire most about Bag of Bones is its intelligence of voice, not only the craftsmanship -- the indelible sense of place, the well-fleshed characters, the unstoppable story line -- but the witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination. It places both the ghost story and Stephen King in their proper place on the shelf of literary American fiction." -- Amy Tan
Average review score based on 8 user reviews
I love anything written by Stephen King. He is a great writer. I didn't know what to make of this one when I received it. I thought it was wonderful. I guess everyone deals with the loss of someone dear to them in their own way.
This is a story of a man who loses his wife and deals with it by going to their counrty home called Sarah laughs. You will have to read the book to find out why the house is called as such. This in itself is awesome. I was floored. Stephen King books are like a story within a story. I found a lot of little things that all relate in his books. There for the longest time, I would only read his works. They aren't big things, just little things that make you say "Wait didn't this person do something like this in another story." At first I thought I was losing it but I went back and read the other book and it's there. I have read everything I can get my hands on by Stephen King. In the beginning I'm lost but by the end I understand and it all makes sense.
This is one of those books. In the beginning, you'll be lost wondering what one thing has to do with the next but as the book progresses, it all starts to add up. I loved the way he ends the book. It is the history of the house and how it got it's name. So, it was like he ended the book at the beginning. This is the best way I know how to describe it.
He even made me want to go out and buy one of those plastic owls for on my porch. I know "What?" just read the story and you'll understand what I mean. Like I said, I've read a lot of his work and I've sort of seen him mature as a writer. This one is great and really heald my interest. Some of his work is confusing, not this one. In the end, you'll cry for Sarah.
I truly loved this novel. King always does a wonderful job with the inner workings of his characters: you know where they stand and how they feel. In Bag of Bones we're treated to a very likeable main character, an adorable 3-year old girl and her attractive young mother (a widow). Life around the Maine lake house setting gets interesting when supernatural elements make the scene. I read this one at the beginning of this year and the character's names have since left my mind. However, the rich plot and nuances of the people in Bag of Bones have stuck with me; this is one I will surely re-read because I found it so enjoyable. New King readers as well as long-time fans will enjoy this wonderful novel.
This was a really good Stephen King book. I especially loved the fact he read it himself. He did a great job. At some parts I laughed, and some I cried. There is music and sound effects in the audiobook, which makes it even more realistic. I also enjoyed the interview with Stephen King at the end. He explains what he was thinking when he wrote the book, how he came up with the plot, etc. It was interesting.
Loved it--good story! With it being read by the author, I felt like I got a bonus! I bought this to listen to on a plane trip to New Zealand--long ride, excellent book!
I, have read, and listened to most of Stephen Kings/ Dicky Bachmans books. The ones I, have enjoyed the best are books he has read himself. Bag of Bones is a great book with all of the plots twists and turns coming together for an exellent story. This one for all fans. Happy listening. Glad to upgrade from tape to CD.