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Bag Of Bones

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Stephen King

22 Hours 0 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

June 2005

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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past.

Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving following the sudden death of his wife Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his computer.

Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares, all set at the Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike returns to the lakeside getaway. There he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who will do anything 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 mother and child, he is also 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?

First published in 1998, Bag of Bones was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. It was lauded at its publication as “hands down, Stephen King’s most narratively subversive fiction” (Entertainment Weekly) and his “most ambitious novel” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

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  • Lisa F.

    Not only one of his best, but one of THE best books I've ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    I loved this book! Only later finding out that this was Stephen's favorite as well! Enjoy!!

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  • Tammy Wehmeyer

    Cant wait for part 2 was not sure i was going to like it not your typical stephen king but book ended at a very good part and waiting for the second shipment is making me crazy -- a good different read for die hard stephen king fans.

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  • Perry

    Great book, great reading by the man Stephen King himself! Why haven't you rented this yet??

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  • Anonymous

    This is a long one, but I really enjoyed it....the characters were amazing. Great Stephen King, really good listen.

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  • Anonymous

    I cant say that I loved this book but I didnt hate it either. It was entertaining to listen to but not very scary. It's a ghost story but you really dont get many ghost moments till the very end. In fact, the book mostly focused on other story lines and plots that had very little to do with ghosts. But, it was better then the Dark tower (could not get into that one) and other newer SK books I have listened to. And as always, it was nice to hear the book read by the author and the interview afterwards was interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent read, love the way the story plays out, and how Stephen Kings gives the read the extract spice as a narrator.

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  • Michael Cook

    I'm a huge King fan and have read most of his work and this book is easily in my top 5. It starts slow, but what great King novel doesn't, but give it a couple chapters and you'll be hooked.

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  • Terri

    I loved this book. Stephen King never disappoints

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  • Brian P.

    great book, but kind of slow at times.

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