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Christine

Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
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Summary

Christine was eating into his mind, burrowing into his unconscious. Christine, blood red, fat, and finned, was 20. Her promise lay all in her past. Greedy and big, she was Arnie's obsession, a '58 Plymouth Fury. Broken down but not finished.

There was still power in her - a frightening power that leaked like sump oil, staining and corrupting. A malign power that corroded the mind and turned ownership into possession.

©1983 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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never gets stale

I read this book for the first time when I was about sixteen. It was my first Stephen king. I loved it. I've 're read it a few times over the years, and most of Stephen kings other books, and in my opinion it is one of his best. His earlier books had a strong continuity and commitment that I think some of his later books lacked. This is the first time I've listened to Christine as an audio book, the narrator is excellent in every way. His voice has a youth full yet wise tone, he was a perfect choice. His voices were so good especially Arnie who's voice changes, subtlety at first. I'm now much much older than sixteen and this audio book stood the test of time for me

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A wonderful book brought to life

This is one of my favourite King novels and Holter Graham did not disappoint as the narrator. The character's were fully realized and just as I imagined them to be. Very impressed

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Not bad... not amazing.

I’ve read a lot of King novels, and I do mean a lot. But for some reason I avoided this one for years. I think I just couldn’t grasp the idea of a killer car as interesting. King does flesh it out a bit, but still, I wasn’t far off the mark.

If 10 was his best work this is around a 6.3. It’s just alright.

If you’re stuck for a book it’s not a bad listen at all. The narrator was great which always helps.

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Great story

I love Stephen kings books every time i think the next one can't be as good he amazes me fantastic story you have to read or listen to be able to believe such a magnificent mind and great characters

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Totally gripping.

A hard to put down book, tense & brilliant through out. Loved it, no disappointment .

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Christine Review...

If you could sum up Christine in three words, what would they be?

Sinister,
Gripping,
Epic

What other book might you compare Christine to, and why?

The shining, as I loved that book also

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

Atmosphere

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

I found it neither, I did find it scary!

Any additional comments?

Nope

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Why?

Is this man incapable of writing a book without the N word. Second book of his I’ve read and he just can’t keep it out of his book it seems. Last book of his I’ll be purchasing. Returned both titles by the way.

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A slow road to the finale

I used to be an avid fan of Stephen Kings. particularly of his early books. The top 4 were The Stand, a truly entertaining listen available here on Audible. The Shining (many nights spent reading this late into the night and being too frightened to turn the light out). Carrie and Christine!

Christine is my second audible book from the top 4 that I have added to my library.

A great audio performance by Holter Graham. I had forgotten how long the story takes to build towards the final Act. Still very enjoyable indeed.

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True Klassic

A true classic from King, surprised I waited this long. The switch in narrator for the mid section is a fine device, and the switch back to Dennis is masterful leading up to the conclusion. Is this one of the best endings from King? Perhaps. I, for one, am still terrified.

Narration from Holter Graham is a virtuoso performance.

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One of the best

Christine is up there with one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of reading/listening. The narration by Holter Graham was flawless, I was drawn in immediately by his delivery. King's characters are so well written, I found myself relating, sympathizing and adoring them, something the film tends to miss the mark on. If you're just starting out with King's novels, make sure this one is on your list.

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  • Belinda Knight
  • 18-01-20

Wonderful

True Stephen King - you just never know who’s going to survive. Gripping from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-19

Excellent!

The narrator was amazing. Made the experience wonderful. One of my all time favorite King stories.

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  • Tigerbeard
  • 11-02-19

Enjoyable story very well told

Not one of King's most complex stories but a good, solid horror tale none the less. However the excellent narration raises what would have been a reasonable book to an absolutely stellar one. By far one of the most enjoyable readings I have listened to in a while.

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  • jeremy
  • 09-11-16

My favourite

This story has been one of my favourite every since I first saw the movie. The movie is fantastic, the book is amazing and now the audio book is mind blowing. Great job