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Carrie

Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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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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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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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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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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Absolutely brilliant

I read this book many years ago and watched the film, but the the audiobook is shockingly brilliant. Loved the Stephen King intro at the beginning too
Thankyou Stephen King and audible

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Great listening!

Very well written.
Narrator did a great job.
Great from start to finish.
Highly recommended.

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Carrie, Stephen King

If you think this is your typical teen horror you so wrong. Now I like Carrie but it’s not his best work. Now I read a good few few of SK’s work old and new-ish e.g Pet Semetary, The Shining, IT, Doctor Sleep and 11/22/63.

The story is a teenage girl who’s 17 and she has a ultra religious mother and she’s the victim of severe bullying so the first scene is she was in the school shower and she gets her first menstrual period and because she has a ultra religious mother Carrie thinks she’s bleeding to death and the girls threw tampons and chanted ‘plug it up’ but the nice teacher came down and it all goes from there.

Carrie’s different though when you read/listen tothe book you have this feeling…

Let me explain the book comes in 3 or more perspectives Carrie, Sue (the nice girl who set Carrie up with her boyfriend) Billy (the mean boy who SPOILERS HERE IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS LOOK AWAY
|||who dumped the pig’s blood in Carrie’s head|||)
and some detective in the future who tells us something’s bad is going to happen but you don’t know what exactly so you have this feeling of you don’t want it to happen but you know it will happen it’s phenomenal really.

I’ve seen both of the movies and there are some nudity of the original. I didn’t mind the original it wasn’t great in my opinion. The remake is better the ‘feeling’ is more heavy but that’s about it. What is cool though is the narrator is the actress Sissy Spacek and she played Carrie in the original which is cool.

Would I recommend it? Honestly depends who really wants to read it. If you like SK then you will probably like it. But it’s a good book he wrote better but it’s still pretty good.

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I can see your DIRTYPILLOWS everyone will!

Amazing! I've read Carrie a few times and decided to download the audio book. Sissy spacek did a brilliant job of bringing Carrie's story to life.