Just After Sunset

Just After Sunset

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short works is comprised of pieces that previously appeared in "The New Yorker," "Playboy," and "McSweeney's," in a volume that includes such tales as "The Gingerbread Girl" and "N."

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of short works is comprised of pieces that previously appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney's, in a volume that includes such tales as "The Gingerbread Girl" and "N." Simultaneous.

Simon and Schuster
Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating -- and then terrifying-journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, "The Gingerbread Girl" is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable -- and resourceful -- as Audrey Hepburn's character in Wait Until Dark. In "Ayana", a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. In "N", which recently broke new ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment, a psychiatric patient's irrational thinking might create an apocalyptic threat in the Maine countrysideÉor keep the world from falling victim to it.

Just After Sunset -- call it dusk, call it twilight, it's a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing is quite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It's the perfect time for Stephen King.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2008]
Copyright Date: ℗2008
ISBN: 9780743575317
0743575318
Branch Call Number: CD BOOK FIC King, S 2008
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (approximately 15 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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smichal
May 06, 2014

some of the stories were spooky. Great while driving, like the one about the guy with the exercise bike. But others drag on way way way way too long.

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bill2009
Jun 28, 2010

I really enjoyed a few of these stories - enough to rate the whole collection highly. I would cite "The things they left behind" and the "The Gingerbread Girl" in particular. Decent plots - one twilight zone, one thriller and really compelling characters. A great read or listen.

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farnicle
Jan 03, 2010

Listened to this on a long car trip...fantastic! My favourite stories were Gingerbread Girl and Stationary Bike. If you like King, you will enjoy this collection of stories.

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bigcajunman
Nov 12, 2009

A very enjoyable set of stories and dramatized very well for the book on CD.

All the stories had been previously published, but still very enjoyable to listen to them again.

A Very Tight Place was a very disturbing but very much in genre for Mr. King, but a great collection for Stephen King lovers.

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