No longer content to be the prolific provider of text, King grabs the audio reins to recount this haunted tale of grief, young love, and otherworldly visits. When 40-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan returns to his lakeside cabin to process his wife’s death, he finds the place a beacon for nightmares and ghoulish visits. But there’s hope in Kingsville, as this struggling writer falls in love with a young widow named Mattie and her 3-year-old psychic daughter, Kyra. If you’ve never heard King speak, be warned: 19-plus hours of his western Maine, nasal-drenched tones may be more than some listeners can bear. But there’s a certain warmth and believability to King’s voice–after all, it’s his book and he is a middle-aged bestselling novelist–that jive well with Noonan’s character. And since King rarely reads his own work, perhaps his doing so indicates that he’s especially pleased with Bag of Bones; most listeners should be as well.
18 × 11 × 3.5 cm
NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY