The Stand

The Stand

Audiobook CD - 2012 | Unabridged
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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of a computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides or are chosen-- a world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail.
Publisher: New York :, Books on Tape,, [2012]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2012
ISBN: 9780449008607
Branch Call Number: CDA FIC KIN
Characteristics: 37 audio discs (47 hours, 49 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
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Additional Contributors: Gardner, Grover


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STPL_Emily Sep 21, 2019

This is a book that has exceptionally well developed characters and an excellent concept! It is well written and highly entertaining. **possible spoiler** My one criticism (and it is a big one) is that I find it highly unbelievable that at the end of the world there would be so little diversity in a place as diverse as the United States of America. The only black major character is Mother Abigail who is the definition of the Magical Negro trope. I also find the way women are written are very much from a white male perspective. This is a book I loved as a youth, but it has not aged well for me.

Sep 25, 2018

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK audio is crunchy-sounding. It's gratingly annoying.

Jan 31, 2018

I want to say I really enjoyed this book but it was a bit anticlimactic.

Jul 08, 2017

I have read this book 3 times over the past 2 decades. It was so fun to have the audio version to experience these characters all over again.

May 16, 2017

A masterpiece! The story sucks you in and you become friends with the characters and find yourself rooting for them. This was the second King book I ever read and knew I had to read more. I have since listened to it 2 more times on audiobook. My oldest son decided to check it out and at 14, he found the story fascinating as well. Highly highly recommend it!

Jan 02, 2016

I guess I'm not a SK fan. Gave up after 3rd disc.

May 07, 2014

The Stand is a rather long book by Stephen King. Imagine the world ending by a virus that mocks a severe cold, only to kill you a day or two later. Or, at least, 99% of the population. Now, try being a survivor who has to choose good or evil. All because of a government mix up that released a super bug. How long will the survivors last? How many are there? Dubbing the bug “Captain Tripps”, the survivors on the good side must fight through an apocalyptic world and work to find Grandma Abigail, a 100+ year old woman, who can help them fight against the face of pure evil. Where do I begin? This book is HUGE, but its absolutely amazing. It starts off slow, and jumps around quite a bit, but it all comes together rather nicely. Stephen King really has way of putting you right in the shoes of the characters, and painting such an elaborate picture. This is definitely one of his longer books, but in no way does that take anything away from it! I loved every word of this book. I honestly thought at first, this is so boring, how am I going to finish it? But WOW was I wrong! I think the only thing I didn’t like was the jumping around at first and taking a bit to get exciting. Other than that, though, I don’t think there’s a bad thing I could say about this book! Except maybe how sad I was when it was over.

Feb 06, 2014

Great book, really draws you in from the first page and keeps you unable to put it down til the end.

Jan 31, 2013

Clearly one of the best books Stephen King has ever written. I recommend reading the complete and un cut understand the characters much better...I was right there with them as they travel out was sad to have this book end.

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