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In the Tall Grass

Narrated by: Stephen Lang
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Summary

This is a terrifying new short story from authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, brought to you as an audiobook original by sister publishers Orion and Hodder & Stoughton. As USA Today said of Stephen King's Mile 81: "Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?"

In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are growing more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

Read by Stephen Lang. Stephen Lang is known for his roles in the films Avatar, Tombstone, Public Enemies, Gods and Generals, and Last Exit to Brooklyn. His work on Broadway includes A Few Good Men, Death of a Salesman, The Speed of Darkness, and Hamlet. On television, he has appeared on Terra Nova, Crime Story, and The Bronx is Burning.

©2012 Stephen King and Josepth Hillstrom King (P)2012 Simon and Schuster

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Typical SK

Typical short story by SK with another horror writer JH. I enjoyed this story but thought it was cheeky to release this alone therefore giving very little for your money considering most short stories come in at least 4s and you would never buy a short story alone but I had to have it.

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A sea of grass and one stone


A nightmare well told and held with utmost cruelty, ancient blood rituals that we love to peek at but from the safety of a home well light and silent but not so silent that all the creeks or are they steps become evident.
Enjoy if that is your pleasure.

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I'm buying a lawnmower...

I might be one of only a few people who hasn't read any Stephen King novels or Joe Hill novels for that matter. Naturally I've seen plenty of film adaptions of his books. This is my first and was a nice intro. The story is a little odd but then I expected that. Creepy in all the right places.

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Bit confusing

Forth chapter seems to be confusing. A bit more explanation would have been better .

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Amazing story, boring narrator

I loved the story, I'm a big fan of Stephen King. I didn't like the narrator, especially when he tries to impersonate the child. Boring and with an annoying American accent.

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As exciting as watching grass grow...

I'm sorry, I just can't. Stephen King, master of storytelling, NOT in this one, it was not able to keep my attention at all and has to abandon at start of Chapter 2. It seems like a first draft of a story. A rather dull and boring introduction. Don't get me started on the narrator, he sounds like a robot. He honestly sounds like a Google translator, there's just nothing to him. The sound quality as such is in conjunction with my previous thoughts, it sounds like a surviving audio tape of a missing Doctor Who story from the 60s. It also sounds very poorly made. I've only listened to one other of Stephen's books and that wasn't the best either, has left a rather bad taste in my mouth.

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Not in Kansas Anymore

Thanks for the future nightmares Stephen & Joe, you sick puppies, this is one story I won't be forgetting anytime soon

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Father & Son united in odd story

Stephen and Joe King Hill have put out and odd and entertaining story.
The odder the better for me.
The less you know the better. Just enjoy.

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  • 11-11-12

Exactly what I expected from 2 masters of horror

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I don't want to give anything away so I will just say listen to this one if you are a horror fan. Excellent story that really draws you in especially for such a short one

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