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Gerald's Game

Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

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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Classic King

This is a great book and read brilliantly. the only gripe I have is with the weird sound effects played at seemingly random intervals.

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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!

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Sadly felt like a chore to finish

I had just watched the Netflix film so really fancied reading the book but I sadly found it to be mostly a boring and long slog and on this occasion I prefer the film. However I thought the last two chapters to were great which bumps it up a star. I also felt the narrator did her best but her performance was a bit dull at times, I think because all of the voices pretty much sounded the same. I probably won't return to this title unfortunately.

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creepy book

Enjoyed this creepy tale. Some bits actually made my skin crawl.
Good reader seemed to hit the right tone all the way through.

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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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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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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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Gripping, couldent stop listening

This is one of my favourite Stephen king books, its incredibly suspenseful. I loved the portrail of Jessie's character exploring all her conflicting feelings about past trauma and the state of denial that she was living in, while going through a terrible ordeal, its pretty heavy stuff. I was really rooting for her character and was hanging on every word.

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Those pesky handcuffs

A good if not great book, some subject matter which might turn off some people (no pun intended) the narrator was very good, and added a star overall.

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a good book

a fascinating book, which delves into the mind of a person faced with their own mortality trapped handcuffed to a bed

the narration is performed superbly

my only complaint is in places it got a bit drawn out one of the reveals in the end was not needed, leave the audience wondering