The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Author:Stephen King Unabridged, read by Anne Heeke — Turn on your lights! — What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything that your were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no brain panic. — The brochure promised a 'moderate to difficult' s... more »ix mile hike on the Maine - New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Train, where nine your old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.
Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she turns her Walkman to broadcast of the Boston Red Sox games and gritty performances of her hero, number 36, a relief pitcher Ton Gordon. And when her radios reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom is with her - her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.
A classic story that engages our emotions at the most primal level, explores our deep dread of the unknown and the extent to with faith can conquer it. It is a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm, but aglow with a girls indomitable spirit. Leave the lights on......« less