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Gerald's Game Audiobook

Gerald's Game

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A game. A husband and wife game. Gerald's Game. But this time Jesse didn't want to play.

Lying there, spread-eagled and handcuffed to the bedstead while he'd loomed and drooled over her, she'd felt angry and humiliated. So she'd kicked out hard. Aimed to hit him where it hurt. He wasn't meant to die, leaving Jesse alone and helpless in a lakeside holiday cabin.

Miles from anywhere. No one to hear her screams. Alone. Except for the voices in her head that had begun to chatter and argue and sneer....

©1987 Stephen King (P)2008 Penguin Random House LLC

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    Andy T 07/09/2016
    Andy T 07/09/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best SK ever"

    So I'm a certified Stephen King junkie - I thought 11-22-63 was an awesome book, I enjoyed the weird but interesting books about the Man in Black, I loved the Stand, Green Mile, Pet Cemetary, Mercedes Killer etc. But this was a rather less fulfilling read with a very odd ending tacked on to an interesting idea. Well read; and it kept me going to the end: but make sure you read his great books first!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    a white 03/11/2017
    a white 03/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Stephen King"

    I hadn't read this book( not sure why) and so decided to listen to it here on audible . The narrator was brilliant, loved her voice, accents etc- just brilliant!! The story was quite creepy and very entertaining!!!

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    Lee 03/11/2017
    Lee 03/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "disappointing"

    I'm so disappointed with this book! I read it myself several years ago and really enjoyed it, but this production is rubbish! monotonous narration plus peculiar and unnecessary musical interludes meant I couldn't reach the end!

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    Katherine Stewart 07/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Wasn't sure why there was music playing at odd tim"

    I wasn't sure why there was music playing at odd intervals throughout... It made me snaps out of the story but it was a good performance and awesome story

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    K. 21/01/2017
    K. 21/01/2017
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    "C Tier King."

    While I adore King and his works it's difficult to say that all of his work is worth reading. That's probably true for about 95% of his work, and while I don't regret reading this one, I can't see myself ever reading it again. The narrator is good, but not brilliant as she was with Misery (not her fault at all) and the use of music in audiobooks is an art that is still far from being perfected and this is a glaring case. Is the music supposed to signal the change of chapters? Perspectives? I have no idea!

    With all that said the last hour and a half scared me enough to almost tears, and that is the saving grace for me. A novel which you would expect to play out similar to "127 Hours" falls flat of that expectation and is instead a very, I repeat VERY, uncomfortable story about child abuse and coming to terms with it. King is often criticised for THAT scene in It, but I'd argue a scene in this novel trumps it massively, and succeeded where most other books haven't in making me want to stop reading all together.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Cullen London 19/01/2017
    Mrs. Cullen London 19/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Very creepy"
    What made the experience of listening to Gerald's Game the most enjoyable?

    Typical Stephen King, deep and intense.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is long, so be prepared, but stick with it, it gets more awful in the best possible way.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The heroine getting out of the handcuffs was pretty desperate and there was a long and strong lead up.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Stephen King, but this one is long haul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    some dude 06/01/2017
    some dude 06/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow! Powerful Storytelling"

    I am constantly impressed with Stephen King's masterful storytelling.

    This book is damn well written.

    King has the ability to paint vivid pictures in my imagination. There were moments of fear and terror throughout this story.

    Also some moments of stomach-churning disgust. Dammit, this author is so frikkin' good!

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    chris ely, United Kingdom 07/11/2017
    chris ely, United Kingdom 07/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "why does he feel the need?"

    Stephen king is responsible for a good few of my favourite books of all time. but why does he feel the need to go into so much detail of a pervert dad doing the unthinkable to his little girl? the sex scene at the end if "IT" was bad enough, but had to stop on this one. just dont need or want to hear it. book returned.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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