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Desperation

Desperation

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Stephen King


Desperation

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Stephen King

ratings:
4.5/5 (247 ratings)
Length:
21 hours
Released:
Feb 2, 2016
ISBN:
9781508218289
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Description

"The terror is relentless" (Publishers Weekly) in Stephen King's #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…

Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to "rescuing" a family from a nonexistent gunman. There's something very wrong here, all right, and Entragian is only the surface of it.

The secrets embedded in Desperation's landscape, and the evil that infects the town like some viral hot zone, are both awesome and terrifying. But as one of the travelers, young David Carver, seems to know-though it scares him nearly to death to realize it-so are the forces summoned to combat them. "Stephen King's knack for turning the stray junk of pop culture into sick, darkly engrossing thrills has rarely been this much in evidence as in Desperation" (Salon).
Released:
Feb 2, 2016
ISBN:
9781508218289
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)
    This book is truly amazing. It shows how multiple people can band together to not only save themselves, but to save others in the process. Of course, every good book has to have a criminal, an antagonist, a 'dirty cop'. Well, we found that dirty cop in the form of Entragian. Sure, he is a 'dirty cop', and is pretty mean in his self too. And he does have a knack for shooting people about their religion...Alright, I admit it. This was one of the very violent novels that King wrote, and I'm pretty darn sure that it was enjoyable. I like to read horror book, some by King, and others by respectable authors, such as Lovecraft and Horowitz. But this was better then most of his books, only losing to Carrie, The Stand, and salem's Lot. I hope he can continue writing, and I hope that Tabitha can as well.
  • (4/5)
    I'm not sure what year I read this but I remember being very impressed by the eeriness and supernatural elements and wondering why it wasn't considered one of King's better novels. Then again, I'm not a King expert as I've only read 4 of his works.
  • (4/5)
    Very enjoyable, but somehow predictable. I enjoy Stephen Kings writing very much but struggled to complete this book for some reason. Nonetheless, it's a good read and quite the page turner. I wonder if it's just me beginning to predict endings too easily, that made me get a little jaded with this one!
  • (4/5)
    Desperation was a book full of blood, gore, and God. This book is a great read but not recommended to children and those with a weak stomach. Overall the book is full of action and suspense that also gives you a fright. This book is an utter gore-fest or even sea of blood but a great book anyway.
  • (4/5)
    I preferred this book to it's companion, The Regulators. It didn't rely as much on action though it still had a good amount when necessary.
  • (5/5)
    The first Stephen King book I read. During the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, we were required to read a couple books. I found this one and thought it would be interesting because it takes place in Nevada, my home state. I was instantly hooked by the story and finished the book in two days; I couldn't put it down. This is a great read.