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Later

Later

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Seth Numrich


Later

Written by Stephen King

Narrated by Seth Numrich

ratings:
4.5/5 (1,555 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Mar 2, 2021
ISBN:
9781797121758
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Frightening afternoon…

Like many of Stephen King’s other beloved classics, “Later” blends true-to-life coming-of-age elements with unforgettable thrills and chills. Jamie Conklin might seem like an ordinary boy, except for the fact that, for better or worse, he can communicate with the recently deceased. The one thing that’s not frightening about “Later” is its length: you can read it in an afternoon (followed by a sleepless night).

Description

2022 MYSTERY AUDIE AWARD WINNER!

A BRAND-NEW NOVEL FROM LEGENDARY STORYTELLER STEPHEN KING!

SOMETIMES GROWING UP MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS


The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine—as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

Later is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel, It, Later is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
Released:
Mar 2, 2021
ISBN:
9781797121758
Format:
Audiobook

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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  • (5/5)
    A good read. It is a different style
    Than most King books
  • (5/5)
    Great work, a new way to get to know some of the classical antagonists of Stephen King's books. If you read IT, the shining and Dr Sleep, you have to read this book.
  • (4/5)
    The story was about a 8 out of 10 . I was a little dissatisfied with the ending. The narrator was excellent. Best one I've listened to so far
  • (5/5)
    THE NARRATION ON THIS WAS VERY WELL DONE. "HE SEES GHOSTS, BUT NOT LIKE IN THE BRUCE WILLIS MOVIE." This is the story of Jamie and his mom and the gift he was given . It helpful in some ways, so help loved ones get answers from the dead. Not when the wrong person finds out about this. Great story, characters always richly written by King and an odd unexpected conclusion.
  • (4/5)
    This is a quick and easy read from SK! He gives us a look into the mind of an adolescent and then teenage boy with an unnatural ability with all of the anxiety and humor it deserves. The narration was very enjoyable and smooth, and I hope to hear more from him. Not too violent or gory (ok maybe a *little* gory) for those who worry about those things.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic book with superb narration. I highly recommend it ?