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Insomnia

Insomnia

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Eli Wallach


Insomnia

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Eli Wallach

ratings:
4/5 (206 ratings)
Length:
25 hours
Released:
Jan 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781508218258
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Description

A #1 national bestseller-"A yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous-that is, full of marvels" (Booklist).

Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he wakes up a bit earlier, until he's barely sleeping at all. During his late night walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people's heads, two strange little men wandering around town after dark, and more. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep.

There's a definite mean streak running through this small New England city; underneath its ordinary surface awesome and terrifying forces are at work. The dying has been going on in Derry for a long, long time. Now Ralph is part of it…and lack of sleep is the least of his worries.

Returning to the same Maine town where It took place, a town that has haunted Stephen King for decades, Insomnia blends King's trademark bone-chilling realism with supernatural terror to create yet another masterpiece of suspense.
Released:
Jan 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781508218258
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes 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 an AT&T Audience Network original television series). 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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  • (5/5)
    Thrilling book! Very vivid imagery and great narration on the audio side
  • (5/5)
    Would make a fantastic miniseries. Loved every minute of it
  • (5/5)
    I'm thoroughly enjoyed this story. While the dark tower and the Crimson King were but a small part of the story, it is an important part.
  • (4/5)
    Good book, unique in its story and not allowing you to guess what's gonna happen next. The first third thou I felt it was going anywhere but I kept with the story as it was interesting.
  • (5/5)
    This is my absolute favorite Stephen King book, and I think I've read them all. It's so under-valued and I don't know why. Maybe the abortion subject is too much for some people, but the story is soooo good. I loved the idea of the "little bald doctors" doing their job and affecting our lives, and how the insomnia allowed him to see auras and other things people who get sleep can't see.
    I don't want to give anything away, just read it. It's worth your time.
  • (4/5)
    Lovely and weird. Stephen King takes you on a journey you didn’t expect. The story is very long but flows nicely. It winds up and up, until it finally unwinds in a whirl, in typical King fashion. The characters are few but lively and easy to love. It’s a very quirky book that challenges your imagination fully!