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On the heels of the stunning success of Under the Dome, Hodder's bestselling Stephen King title this decade, comes a collection of four brand new, darkly riveting and intimate stories.

About the Author

Stephen King has written some forty books and novellas, including CARRIE, THE STAND and RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION `from the collection DIFFERENT SEASONS`, BAG OF BONES, ON WRITING and most recently CELL, LISEY`S STORY and DUMA KEY. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, including BLAZE `June 2007`. He won America`s prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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'You're sorry when you come to the end.' * Daily Express * 'The pedal is indeed to the metal.' * Guardian * 'Tight and energetic from start to finish.' * New York Times * 'Staggeringly addictive.' * USA Today * 'King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling.' * John Connolly * 'America's greatest living novelist delivers his masterpiece.' * Lee Child * Praise for Under the Dome: * . *

King leaves the supernatural behind to find the macabre in stories of ordinary misfortune. In each, ordinary people discover how their choices define who they are and what they can become. As usual, King's characters are multidimensional and colorful, if not necessarily sympathetic. Craig Wasson takes on two of the stories, and his raspy voice is a pleasure to listen to. The main characters in "1922" and "Fair Exchange" are not young men, and his mature gruffness and easy delivery are perfect. And while Jessica Hecht's reading of both "Big Driver" and "A Good Marriage" is pleasant and steady, her characterizations through dialogue are not very broad, and sometimes sound timid and whiny. Still, the strength of the stories keeps the listener enthralled. A Scribner hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

King, a modern master of short fiction, offers four disturbing but unforgettable novellas that explore our capacity for retribution. Narrators Craig Wasson and Jessica Hecht bring these psychological chillers to life. (LJ 3/15/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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