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Full Dark, No Stars

Full Dark, No Stars

Geschrieben von Stephen King

Erzählt von Craig Wasson und Jessica Hecht


Full Dark, No Stars

Geschrieben von Stephen King

Erzählt von Craig Wasson und Jessica Hecht

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4.5/5 (230 Bewertungen)
Länge:
14 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Nov 9, 2010
ISBN:
9781442335776
Format:
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Beschreibung

Includes the story "1922"-now a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker.

Four unforgettable novellas that explore the dark side of human nature from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King.

"Does anybody really know anybody? Before tonight she certainly would have thought so."

In "1922," a violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

A mystery writer is brutally assaulted in "Big Driver" by a stranger along a Massachusetts back road and plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

In "Fair Extension," making a deal with the devil not only saves a man from terminal illness but also provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

Finally, the trust forged by more than twenty years of matrimony is irrevocably shattered when a woman makes a chance discovery leading to the horrifying implications of just who her husband really is in "A Good Marriage."
Freigegeben:
Nov 9, 2010
ISBN:
9781442335776
Format:
Hörbuch

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Über den Autor

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


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  • (4/5)
    The last story saved the collection. Truly SK at his best. Delving where few think or want to go. The other three lacked in various areas. 1922 had too much foreshadowing. Big Driver was good but could have been better and Fair Extension didn't really end. A parable? However a good mariage kept my attention the whole way through. Kept me thinking that I want to read an SK novel again.
  • (3/5)
    I'm not sure I can say I liked this book or enjoyed it, but it is definitely worth the read. As King says in the afterword, these are harsh stories. Nothing in these 5 (one extra in the paperback) stories deal witih anything truly supernatural. They are real people put in extrordinary circumstances. Which I guess is what makes them more horrific. The main characters in the first story (1922) were so unredeemable and mysogentistic that I almost didn't want to finish the story let alone the whole book. But King pulled it out and as he always does, pulled me along and never ending up where I thought he was going to.
  • (5/5)
    King at his best. Great piece of work.
  • (3/5)
    I love Stephen King's short stories. I figured "long stories" would be right up that alley, but these were a different flavor than any of his shorts I've ever read. They really were dark, brutal in places. I considered giving up after finishing each story, figuring I didn't really need any more of that, but I kept going, because the premise of each story was very intriguing.

    I liked the first story the least. The actions of the characters frustrated me, and you could almost feel each new horrible thing looming, which would then happen just so. Coming to the end of that one was just a relief.

    Big Trucker was hard to read because of the rape and violation of the main character, but as the character proceeds to track down her molester, the secrets that were revealed bit by bit were very satisfying, rather the opposite of the expected "twists" in the first story.

    Fair Extension was a story I expected to go a bit farther. I expected there to be some kind of balance for the man's horrible selfishness, and when it ended, I was rather confused.

    I liked the last story quite a lot. I liked it even more after I read King's author's note explaining why he wrote the stories in this collection. "Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances indeed." It was so easy to identify with Darcy, asking myself how I could possibly act in the same situation. I think I read that story hoping that her actions would help give me answers, just in case.

    Just in case indeed. Now there's a scary thought.
  • (4/5)
    What is the point of writing reviews that tell the whole story? This is a collection of novellas based on the theme of revenge. I found them absorbing but will wait to see if any stay in my memory before I rate them as good as some of the novels.
  • (4/5)
    Never disappointed with King.This was a great collection of stories that were each uniquely what you expect from King with the twists that you can predict and a few that you can not.
  • (4/5)
    The British paperback has an extra story, Under the Weather, which isn't in the first editions, so unless you're set on a first, this is the one to go for. I has ISBN 978 1 444 75366 0 on the back but that doesn't seem to appear in the databases. Inside it has two ISBNs for A and B format copies: ISBNs 978 1 444 712575 & 71256 8.A really good collection with some fine writing and flawless story telling. All the stories are themed on crime and revenge.
  • (3/5)
    I must agree with some of the other reviewers that the first "short" story was not short at all. It was long and felt like forever to get through. Maybe that was just because I really wasn't into the story. I would give the first story "1922" two stars. As for the other three I enjoyed those very much. I can't say I really liked any one story of the last three more than the others. I have already rented "A Good Marriage" and plan to record "Big Driver" when it plays on LMN again. I really enjoyed reading "Fair Extension" as well. It was alarming how perfectly fine the main character was with what happened to his supposed best friend but I was able to still like the character. I think Stephen King is an amazing author and have enjoyed most of his books
  • (5/5)
    In my opinion King is one of the best short story writers around. It requires a very specific talent to write a short story, creating believable characters and a plot in a few pages. Kingmanages to do this while weaving tales that terrify simply because the reader can relate to them. He somehow reaches down into the soul and says "Remember the time you..." This collecttion of shorts definitely meets King's standards of frightenting the reader with situations more than a little imaginable. As is true in many of King's tales, the charcaters reap what they sow.
  • (3/5)
    OK. Novels are his forte.
  • (4/5)
    As an avid Stephen King reader, I expected some good stories when I picked up this book, and I was not disappointed. It is a great read, and the fact that it is a collection of four different stories makes it good for those times when you want something to read but aren't ready to commit to one of King's many lengthy works.One of the things I really enjoyed about this book is the fact that the stories are, indeed, scary and disturbing, but without much use of the paranormal. Yes, some of the stories touch on that kind of subject matter, but they are not the typical "monster-in-the-closet" fare. These four stories examine the monster that lives not in the closet, but within every human being, and the circumstances that can bring that monster, usually so well suppressed, to the surface to commit horrible acts. This makes the stories, even the ones that do touch on ghosts, demons, and the like, frighteningly realistic. The reader is forced to question him- or herself and wonder if he/she would be capable of following in the characters' footsteps when placed in the same situations.All in all, a very enjoyable book, especially if one already enjoys King's work.
  • (5/5)
    Full dark, indeed. More to come.
  • (4/5)
    A dark but great collections of stories full of tension and horror.
  • (3/5)
    Pretty good read! Four stories, all with familiar feeling stories. One with a "Tell Tale Heart" vibe, only with rats instead of a beating heart. One with a victim getting her revenge. Another with a "sell your soul to the devil" story, and still another with a what happens when the person you love turns out to be a psycho? Not terribly original, but all done with a satisfying Stephen King approach, which in the end, is what I wanted to read anyway.
  • (3/5)
    A good collection of novellas. The story topics are eerily contemporary, yet resonant with the winding back-roads that Stephen King describes the best. Stephen King knows the fears that haunt Modern America. It is a journey to the country and places that your heart starts to run for fear that you will find horror there. At times I was so into the stories that I felt that someone was behind me, when I looked back it was only my wife, telling me it was time for dinner. I am sure you will enjoy the stories, if you enjoy embracing fearful screeches.
  • (4/5)
    Chilling, but another set of well told stories by a master author and story teller. Very engaging even when you don't want to see what is behind the next corner.
  • (4/5)
    I don't normally care that much for Stephen King. Not that he's not good at what he does, but that I like something different. There have been exceptions. This is one of them. His work, especially of late has seemed overwrought, inefficient, uninteresting. Like the editors were afraid to make edits (Wouldn't you be?) But these four novellas show a darker, sleeker side to his work. Especially disturbing for me was "1922", a long confession of almost epic proportions in a relatively small space. These stories are less supernatural, on the whole, which is generally a disappointment for me. I love supernatural. But here the terror comes from real people, the darkness and the Other inside us. Suspenseful and consuming, even if there were still some parts that needed trimming.
  • (5/5)
    Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of four short stories by Stephen King that had me up all night reading. 1922, Big Driver, Fair Extension and A Good Marriage are the stories featured in this thrilling set. The common theme in each of these stories are the monsters that sometimes hide behind seemingly normal facades as well as the acts some people will commit when faced with harsh realities and uncovered secrets. As usual, King taps into our deepest fears. Do we really know everything about our spouse? Can we really trust someone who is offering help? Should we be careful what we wish for? What kind of evils are seemingly normal people capable of? This is a collection of truly messed up stories. The shortest of the bunch was Fair Extension and King interspersed humor with extremely screwed up circumstances. "How many unsuspected selves could a person have, hidden deep inside? She was beginning to think the number was infinite." p.313, Full Dark, No Stars I love it when King writes short stories. I think it's because his full length novels sometimes tend to be wordy, so when he writes shorts, he packs the punch in a smaller amount of time. He hits the nail on the head with this collection.In my opinion, King saved the best for last here. I was hooked on A Good Marriage from start to finish. This gem revolves around a woman who discovers a deep, dark secret about her husband. She then wonders what she should do now that she has uncovered this monstrous secret. I can see this one made into a mini-series or a full length film.King writes so very well. He makes these circumstances and these characters seem real. I enjoyed the afterword by the author as he discusses his inspiration behind the stories. I recommend this collection not only to fans of King's work, but to those who might be looking to read this author but may not know where to start.Disclaimer:This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. I purchased my copy of Full Dark, No Stars.
  • (5/5)
    These four novellas stick to a theme of revenge but sometimes in non-traditional ways. They all have action and suspense. Big Driver and A Good Marriage were my favorites.
  • (5/5)
    I love King's novellas. They're long enough to sink your teeth into 'em (pun NOT intended), yet they're not as long as his most developed stories. Good when I'm in between a couple of real long books. There was actually only one (of four) novellas in this book I didn't love--the other three were great!
  • (4/5)
    More ripping yarns. Although it is now fall, but I read it in Wailea, so that's summer, right? Strong overtones of "The Tell Tale Heart".
  • (4/5)
    4 short stories, all with a little different tones, all with a common theme.These seem to be more like older King short stories, full of quiet and not-so-quiet horror. The scariest for me was Big Driver-one I wouldn't recommend reading while alone in a dark house.Not perfect, but close to it.
  • (5/5)
    Outstanding!! Very scary/creepy/off putting...but that's why I like Stephen King!
  • (5/5)
    I loved all three of the stories in this book! All were full of suspense
  • (5/5)
    Very different stories but equally wonderful. Couldn’t put it down.
  • (5/5)
    I was completely captivated by each of the stories beginning to find
  • (5/5)
    Very well written. It will make you think, shutter but it is not for the faint of heart. Definitely King at his psychological best.
  • (5/5)
    Loved Stephen King's short stories, absolutely real! Trying to navigate back to a place where I left off was hard the site needs a little fine-tuning.
  • (5/5)
    Some of King’s best short stories in my opinion. Enjoyed every one of them.
  • (4/5)
    This was my first audio book. I think I liked Big Driver the best.