The classic story from the Different Seasons collection.
In The Shawshank Redemption, a man convicted of a bloody murder lives in a prison brutally ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly run by a con who knows all the ropes and pulls all the strings. He has more brains than anyone else in the sinister slammer and has a diabolically cunning plan of revenge that one can guess - until it's far too late.
©1982 Stephen King (P)2009 Penguin Audio
"When two giants team-up, power follows. King needs no introduction, and Library Journal calls Muller the first superstar of audio. In this program Muller tells King's earthy story of perseverance in Shawshank Prison in raw, gutteral tones. Harsh though the story is, the delivery carries the intimacy of a friend talking to the listener from the passenger seat....Muller's flawless reading enriches King's powerful story, providing a superlative audio program." (AudioFile)
I do not feelqualified to review a book by the master craftsman that is Stephen King. It is suffice to say that in my opinion this is one of the finest short stories that I have had the privelidge of reading.
A tale of prison life in the American penal system during the 1950s and 60s. Grippingbrutal, but ultimately uplifting, I read this book in one evening, I was almost unable to take off my headphones.
Brilliant narration, the narrator reminded me of Morgan Freeman, who of course starred in the movie, based on this book.
I honestly cannot recommend this marvelous audiobook enough.
This is a very short book by Stephen King's standards, but I think it's one of his best. A superbly told and uplifting story of the triumph of hope over adversity, full of sharp humour, a lot of sadness and regret, and with marvellously drawn characters. King's books adapt wonderfully well to audio, and Frank Muller might have been born to read them - his narration is nothing less than a tour de force. I confess that I listened to it at one sitting!
Five stars without a doubt and strongly recommended.
The narration of this story is superb. The plot ambles along and the picture drawn of prison life in the 50's convinces me. This is Stephen King at his masterful best- telling extraordinary tales about ordinary people in a way that convinces and draws you in. Perfect for a long trip.
Thoroughly enjoyed the performance of this little story. I'd seen the film before but this was a great version.
For fans of the movie, this book does not disappoint. Read by my teenage son and he liked it as much as the movie. Recommended.
Such a great story and Frank Mullers laid back style is perfect for telling it.
I could listen to the ending again and again. I live near the sea and I walked down to the beach and sat and listened to this in the sunshine, so uplifting at the end.
Love Stephen King, love Frank Muller - match made in heaven if you ask me! Really enjoyed this and thought it was well worth the listen. A cracking story well read.
Another great reading of King's work by Frank Muller. Quite a short book at only 8 chapters long and quite different to King's other literature.
Hard to put down. One of my favourite Stephen King books. No horror here but a very good story. Frank muller, as always, is the perfect narrator.
"Better than the movie of the same name.."
Yes, once I forget it I'd definitely listen to it again.
The details given in the book that are left out or changed in the movie, which I enjoyed all the same (the movie I mean)
The Shawshank Redemtion is an excellent title.. I'd put a tag line like Life of an innocent man in an American Prison and a crooked warden!
If you liked the film, read this book. It's great.
Stephen King is some writer. His words flow like a river in full flood, smooth and seamless. I loved this story, and the narrator was excellent.
"Thrilling from start to finish."
This book was much better than the movie. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. A book that I could not put down. Would recommend this book to anyone.
This is on my top three list of best, most valuable and most exciting books list.Great story, great characters and extremely believable!
If there is a book that is comparable, I have yet to read it.
Shawshank Redemption does remind me of the hit series 'Prison Break'. Same setting, but a lot more realistic I would say...
Frank Muller is an amazing artist with his voice! Reading this in my own mind would be boring compared to his narration. I believed that Frank Muller was the Author and that the Author was the lead character - It is that good.
"Better than the movie and it was good ."
The whole book .Have seen the movie thats why I bought the Audio .
When they went over his escape to freedom
Leave it alone .
I will listern to it again .
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