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Carrie

Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (303 ratings)
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Summary

Carrie White is no ordinary girl. Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis. To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by high school colleagues. But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her...

©1974 Stephen King (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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"One of the few horror writers who can truly make the flesh creep." ( Sunday Express)

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  • Marie
  • Oslo, Norway
  • 07-12-13

Good story, but not so horrifying

I had quite high expectations for this book, that's probably why I was a little disappointed. The story is, without a doubt, original and a bit addictive, but it didn't give me the chills. I hoped for a good old horror story, but it was more a description of a tragedy with quotes from different books about telekinesis.
But don't get me wrong, it was worth the listen! I love King, but it wasn't as horrifying as some of his other stories.

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Fantastic book!

As soon as i started listening i didn't stop until it was over. The charactures were so real. I've never ciried so much during a book.

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CLASSIC HORROR!!

THE MOST CHILLING TALE OF FUNDAMENTAL EXTREMIST RELIGION MEETS HIGH SCHOOL HAZING/BULLYING AND A FANATIC MOM ENDS UP OLIN MAJOR REVENGE AND CARNAGE - DISTURBING TO THE UTMOST!!

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Worth a read but!!!

I would recommend other King books such as 'Shining' because this story is a bit too basic and there aren't really any high stakes or but Stephen King makes up for this with amazing characters and makes you feel like you are a student or a journalist inside this High School. The narrator was great and a perfect voice and brings a good vibe to the story

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much better than the movies

I'm a real lover of the writings of Stephen king. this is a good read but a little confusing to begin with until you realise that the reader is reading extracts from different books based on the event of carrie, along with the actually story. the jump back and forth becomes quiet smooth though as the story progresses. this is not a scary story but very well written and even though it is one of his first books it still stands the test of time. king is not afraid to speak of topics that others might shy away from and it lends strength to his writing.

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Much better than the film.

Where does Carrie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top five out of all audiobook listened to so far.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Carrie herself. trapped in the body of an adolescent girl, tortured by her estranged mother and school friends who as we all know can be horrible in themselves.

What does Sissy Spacek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Excellent choice of narrator. Sissy brought out all the feeling behind the characters portrayed in the book. Obviously seeing Sissy as Carrie in the film helped however Sissy brought to the book a professionalism that was believable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The point where Carrie prepares for the Prom attends the dance and naturally fits in until the events that brought forward the catastrophe.

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth listening to this book. The story brings to the reader the tale of a young girl persecuted for the way she was brought up through no fault of her own and then takes matters into her own hands in a devastating manner.

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forgotten how much I love Stephen king

was gripped throughout. brilliant narration. gonna work my way through all his books now thank you x

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Meh...

There was a tinny sort of white noise under the whole recording. Plus the narrator wasn't anything amazing, don't know if it was how it was read etc... But didn't have me on the edge of my seat like the usual Stephen King e.g Pet Sematary, Misery, It and the Shinning.

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Read after other King books

interesting to see where it all began, and an intriguing format and theme, but not as absorbing as his other work

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best stephen king book ever

What did you like most about Carrie?

the way that Stephen king wrote carrie

What was one of the most memorable moments of Carrie?

the prom scene

What does Sissy Spacek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

because she played carrie in 1976 she was the best person to read carrie

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt sorry for carrie as I was bullied in high school