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The Colorado Kid

The Colorado Kid

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Jeffrey DeMunn


The Colorado Kid

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Jeffrey DeMunn

ratings:
4/5 (210 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Oct 4, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552431
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.
But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?
No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...
Released:
Oct 4, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552431
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.



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3.8
210 ratings / 37 Reviews
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  • (4/5)
    Good read. Left me waiting for a surprise ending. Kept me interested.
  • (5/5)
    This is a small story. Went in expecting the show, but this more accurately would be a play. Definitly not a Broadway, but at least a head turner. A story about death investigations, and journalism. I dont know if you get a bad ending here, but ... maybe you get an ending about endings. And that's all Ill say. Except that's an ending i can live with.
  • (3/5)
    Entertaining but took me a while to get into it and I wasn’t thrilled withe the ending.
  • (5/5)

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    The fact you could get 5 Seasons of “Haven” out of this is astounding!! Not at all what I expected, but I enjoyed it anyhow!!

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  • (1/5)
    While I am a huge Stephen King fan, I must say that I was NOT impressed with this book. It can hardly be considered a murder mystery as it ignores some of the basic rules of detective fiction. I would not recommend this book to any first time King readers.
  • (2/5)
    This was just kind of silly. King always has trouble with the endings of books, so this just doesn't have one. I don't think I'm giving anything away that I shouldn't by saying that. It's exactly like reading a book that has the whole ending ripped out, and then someone who didn't know the story tries to wrap it up and tack on an ending.

    Up until that point I was OK with it.