Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Audio Download: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Posted by Simcha 7:10 AM, under | No comments

As a promotion for Stephen King's new short story collection, Full Dark, No Stars, Scribner is releasing an audiobook sample of four different stories from the book, every week between October 12th and November 2nd.

So far, the stories released include
1922, Big Driver and Fair Extension. Next week A Good Marriage will available for download as well. The short stories can be downloaded as mp3 files, or they can be streamed through the online player.

Publisher's Description: I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . ." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

In "Big Driver," a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

"Fair Extension," the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

Follow this link to listen to the audio book samples from
Full Dark, No Stars

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