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Summary

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine.... He was not a werewolf, a vampire, a ghoul, or an unnameable creature from the enchanted forest or snow wastes; he was only a cop....

Cujo is a huge Saint Bernard dog, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. Then one day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole. Except it isn't a rabbit warren anymore. It is a cave inhabited by rabid bats. And Cujo falls sick. Very sick. And the gentle giant who once protected the family becomes a vortex of horror inexorably drawing in all the people around him....

©1981 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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A must read!!

This is a fantastic book Stephen King is an incredible writer the best I've read yet 👏 ❤

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Mommy!!!!

Great book, really enjoyable storyline. Awful Awful Awful narration, when the narrator says 'Mommy' in the little boys voice I genuinely wanted to peel the skin off my own face.

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Sheer perfection

The paperback version of this book has been sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be read, for over thirty years. I didn't know what I was missing. This is top-notch horror at its finest, a masterpiece of brilliantly drawn characters; sheer, nail-biting terror; pacing; and plot. I was once of the belief that King's later work was his best, that he got better with age like a fine malt. But this is something else. Trust me. As for Ms Raver's narration, I have only one thing to say: 'Cujo, you old son of a whore.' Thank you for making such a brilliant book even better. Outstanding work.

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class story

loved the story hated the narrator. left this book for so long because I didn't think I would like a horror story about a dog but ....... it was King at his best brilliant book as for the narrator some of the voices weren't great to be honest definitely not my favourite narrator

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No disappointment

Such a sad story. Very tense moments. One would almost hope it would end differently.

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Good story, not a fan of narrator's voice

It's a great story that I finished quickly but the narrator's voice took a while to get used to

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Brutal and Brilliant

Simple, compelling and brutal story. Heart wrenching finale. Totally enjoyable and will listen too again.

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Not one of Stephen King best books

Not one of Stephen King best books. Quite slow in places and one does not really engage with the characters

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Difficult read

Not the best King, but classic King all the same. I say it's difficult to read not because of the writing or the narration (although the narration leaves something to be desired) but because it's a pretty traumatic story. I finished it in two listens, and while it's probably one of my least favourite King audiobooks it's still pretty damn good.

Lorna Raver was serviceable, she did a great job with her Maine accent (Ayuh!) but the majority of her male voices either sounded like someone who was extremely creepy or just sounded like a monster. Some characters this worked for but for others it was very distracting.

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Irritating voices

Good story but irritating narration. Voices all seem to degenerate to croaky, whiny frogs at moments of tension

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