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Elevation: A Novel

Elevation: A Novel

Geschrieben von Stephen King

Erzählt von Stephen King


Elevation: A Novel

Geschrieben von Stephen King

Erzählt von Stephen King

Bewertungen:
4/5 (594 Bewertungen)
Länge:
3 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Oct 30, 2018
ISBN:
9781508260486
Format:
Hörbuch

Anmerkung des Herausgebers

Timely, upbeat, and eerie…

After decades being one of the biggest writers of our time, King continues to tread new ground in this surprisingly slim, uplifting novel. Filled with more hope than horror, it’s a melancholic, supernatural story about rising above differences and divides.

Beschreibung

The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together — a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low-grade — but escalating — battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face — including his own — he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as It’s a Wonderful Life.

Freigegeben:
Oct 30, 2018
ISBN:
9781508260486
Format:
Hörbuch

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)
    First thing, I love Stephen King...but this book wasn’t very interesting. It was just okay. The first story was better but I thought the ending was an easy way out. The second story was just um...why? They were very feel good stories. I don’t regret reading them because Stephen King is a good writer and he made even pretty boring ideas feel full and easy to experience. I’d give it a 3 1/2.
  • (5/5)
    Stephen King has been and remains my very favorite author. He just CAN'T write enough books for me....I especially love his long novels! Give me another Dark Tower series!! The new book was really good...not scary, but good anyway (chuckle) - if you're a King fan, you'll enjoy it!
  • (3/5)
    These were some interesting reads with great storytelling but not as captivating as I'm use to when it comes to Stephen King. His stories usually leave a creepy tingle up my spine...I didn't really feel that with Elevation or the other included short story Lori.
  • (5/5)
    Great stories wonderfully read by our very own SK.
  • (5/5)
    The ending of elevation was expected but still surprising to say the least.
  • (4/5)
    The first story was slow going, but the second was a little better. I have always been a Stephen king fan, and seeing how this was my first audiobook it was good.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful little story! Enjoyed this different genre from Stephen King.
  • (1/5)
    Can’t expect such boring and without any ideA /theme or story from this author who wrote some real good books. Reading this book is waste of time.
  • (4/5)
    Stephen King reading Stephen King always makes it feel more authentic. I love his short stories and these are no exceptions. Well told little bon mots that leave you wanting more. A great book for a short drive or a cool winter’s evening.
  • (5/5)
    As with nearly every King book, I loved it. This one actually had some horror to it, which always earns a rave review!
  • (5/5)
    Haven't read a Stephen King novel that I didn't like!
  • (2/5)
    Left me wondering...what exactly was the point of all that? Very boring book to me in comparison with other masterpieces I've read.
  • (5/5)
    This book was about acceptance and evolution. I love Stephen King’s writing and he is an excellent narrator?? Laurie shows that the love of a pet after loss of a live one may ease the loneliness and have other unexpected benefits.
  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Elevation was good but I absolutely loved the bonus short Laurie!!!! Wonderful surprise

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  • (5/5)
    Another King masterpiece. Unable to tear myself away from these tales.
  • (5/5)
    Great as everything he has written is! Wonderful & thought provoking stories!
  • (4/5)
    Great book and the experience of gay couples with living and owning a business among conservatives thinkers. It was amazing to learn first hand how people prejudice can keep them from learning new things or love.
  • (3/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    ok story... it felt very rushed. I kept expecting it to build up to something and then it just ended...

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    I love when King reads his own work. You can feel the characters.

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  • (2/5)

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    Two stories had nothing to do with each other. Disappointed.

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (3/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    Very light and fluffy. Not bad, but I had a hard time seeing the point of “Elevation.” A cute conceit, but that was all. As for “Laurie”...again, hard to see this as anything but average.

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (3/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    I liked the sorties but found Stephen King's voice a little monotonous

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Typical and classic King . Brilliant book .never disappoints. KING RULES.

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  • (4/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    A charming tale of humanity, no real horror here, just regular people in unusual circumstances. King’s narration was top-notch. I enjoyed this.

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (4/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    maybe i wasnt paying attention, but theres 2 stories to this audio book. elevation is light hearted story about a dark situation and Laurie is sweet. I enjoyed both very much, though not what i was expecting going in.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (5/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Good discussion. I just couldn't get enough of the narration. and the ending though a
    but unexpected, was satisfying.

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  • (4/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Stephen King is my all-time favorite author. And Elevation is one of his epic works. I really enjoyed reading it.

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  • (2/5)
    disappointed in this - I am glad it was short or I would not have finished it.
  • (2/5)
    Very disappointed expected more from Stephen King boring do not want your money
  • (2/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    These stories fell flat for me. The concept of Elevation was interesting and sort of reminded me of something Joe Hill might have come up with (thinking Strange Weather here). Unfortunately it felt very rushed in terms of how relationships evolved and didn't go very deep into Scott's experiences.

    Laurie was an ok little short but not my cup of tea.

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