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Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne
Audiobook9 hours

Dolores Claiborne

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Frances Sternhagen

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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"An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder" (San Francisco Chronicle)-the #1 national bestseller from Stephen King about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past…one that tests her own will to survive.

Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband thirty years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera's physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years.

Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera-and the link that binds them-unfolds in Dolores's account. It shows, finally, how fierce love can be, and how dreadful its consequences. And how the soul, harrowed by the hardest life, can achieve a kind of grace.

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a "tour de force, Dolores Claiborne is "a literary triumph. The finest of King novels…a plot of enormous energy…Read this book" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
LanguageEnglish
Release dateJan 1, 2016
ISBN9781508216995
Dolores Claiborne
Author

Stephen King

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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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Great Book! Even Better considering the reader knew how to handle the characters differently!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This story takes you through a world of emotions! It's a excellently written book! Bravo, Stephen King, bravo!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Amazing story telling narration. Not your usual horror SK. More like Green Mike but without supernatural elements.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Interesting psychological review of a tough New England woman. The audio production was terrific.
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    5/5
    I have listed to this year's ago and it is just as good now as it was then.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Mr. King was at its best. No horror story he ever wrote compared to this. He gave understanding to a desperate wife and mother who at the same time struggles with a difficult employer. But this book as good as it is wouldn’t have been near as impactful had it not been for the performer who read it