If you have seen the movie "1408" with John Cusack and was impressed (or scared) by it, you really should listen to the original story.
If you ever underwent the painful ordeal of "kicking the habit", you will relate to the characters in these stories in a personal way.
The fact that the stories are read by the author himself adds a nice touch.
This was my first audiobook experience and it was different- not bad, but different. The stories were excellent (I liked the 3rd 'In the Death Room' best) and after my daughter and I listened to 1408 we then watched the movie and the details seemed so much sharper to us (though we'd seen it before).
It's important to note that while originally these 3 stories could only be found on this audiotape they are all included in the later 'Everything's Eventual'.
All in all, in case there are others like myself not quite wanting to take the audiobook plunge, it was a good experience and I would do it again. A lot, I think, depends on the voice of the reader and in this case Stephen King himself did an excellent job. These 3 were also short stories which made for a good introduction to the format, in my opinion.
As crazy as it sounds, I really think this audio cd helped me quit smoking. Not right away you understand. But a few years after I bought it, I decided to quit. I swear thinking about the people in these stories, helped!
And beyond that, the middle story about the hotel room gave me chills. Sweet!
Three short stories from the Mastyer of Modern fiction
all three are read by Stephen King
The second story scared the crap out of me!
For Stephen King lovers. Stardard scary stuff.
This book was a surprise in more than one way. I didn't know of its existence til I saw it listed at PBS. I wondered why I had never seen it before when searching through books. Turns out it is only an audiobook, and not a print book. I 'enjoyed' listening. It is unabridged but only 3 tapes, but of course, it is King, and well worth listening to. He takes such dreary and difficult topics and makes them memorable. I'll never see another Central or South American prison torture scene without thinking of the "We don't need no stinking ....." line.
My whole hand is up, not just the thumb.
If you're a fan of Stephen King then this audio book is a must have in your collection. The stories are read by King himself and they are great.
three different books in one. Great stories.
Three chilling stories by Stephen King. Lunch at the Gothan Cafe, 1408, and In the Deathroom. All classic King.
This was a great audio book!! The 1408 book is totally different than the movie. Now every time I go to a restaurant I think the host will be crazy and tell me to "Get that dog out of here!!" Great listen! I would recommend this book for any King fan!
These are 3 pretty good stories. Great for passing the time while driving or working out.
Not especially scary, but entertaining. Worth 2 credits for sure.
3 short stories. All excellent. Can only be found in audio form