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Summary

Welcome to Desperation.

Once a thriving copper-mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway.

The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place, and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation....

©1996 Stephen King (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Chilling and grizzly

Beautifully read by the author. A twisting, turning tale that will keep you totally riveted.

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  • Glen
  • MARGATE, United Kingdom
  • 21-07-17

AMAZING

such an amazing book by an amazing author.
He reads it with such passion and really paints the picture in your mind.
I have listens to this 3 times now and it still hasn't got boring. pick up extra bits of emotion every listen

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Usually love Stephen King novels, this one was a snooze feature. Narration added nothing to experience.

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  • Jo
  • Kent
  • 15-02-18

I usually love anything by Stephen King.....

Desperation was a struggle. I couldn't really get into it at all which is unusual for me.

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Blood soaked joy

Loved every second of this brutal classic. Read it when I was a teenager and it's as powerful now as it was then.
Only problem I had with reading are SK's glottal 'Ls'!. There's a glot of times that gletter is used. Gloved it tho!

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Awesome!!!

I love King! He always takes me with him and I never fail to understand.

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a rare treat up to his usual excellent standard

a dream or should I say nightmare !!...told by
the man himself .The gory ,supernatural and shocking storyline chills you with unexpected twists and turns.what a delight

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gripping tale

intriguing story of an epic struggle between good and evil..... the familiar foundation of many a good yarn. Very enjoyable listen.

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Just a gentle road trip!!?

What a fantastic tale. The interwoven spiritual theme intertwined with the violence that unfolds is absolutely brilliant. It makes you shudder but unable to resist the next passage.

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Stephen King at his best

This is my favourite type of King story. Supernatural elements forming the basis for an evolving mystery but also a character drama where relationships shift and change under pressure!

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  • Gareth
  • 27-10-16

Great read by the horror and supernatural master!

Great Stephen King novel. Sometimes predictable but enough suspense and twists to keep you listening. I've been a King fan since I picked up my first, and this did not disappoint. Really enjoyed listening to it narrated by the author himself as it seems to add another aspect to the book. You really get the impression that the author has enjoyed reading his work as much as writing it.