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Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Aug 23, 2022 | Audiobook Reviews, New Releases

audiofile-logoby  | Read by Seth Numrich, Stephen King

Fantasy • 24 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Seth Numrich’s narration of 17-year-old Charlie Reade’s story is moving and frightening in equal measure. Charlie befriends a reclusive curmudgeon, Howard Bowditch, and his aging dog, and inherits Howard’s house and dog when he dies. Howard also leaves Charlie a cassette recording–voiced remarkably by Stephen King. On it, Howard recounts a story within the story, involving a locked shed, a portal to a dying world, and Charlie’s part in a plan for salvation. Numrich creates a distinctive voice for each character, complete with growls and guttural snarls for evildoers. He even makes a hum sound threatening. Listeners will be drawn into this audiobook by the intimate tone of Numrich’s narration, which is like hearing Charlie himself. L.M.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

CD ISBN 9781797145280 $79.99 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN 9781797145297 $34.99