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Cujo

Lu par : Lorna Raver
Durée : 14 h et 7 min
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The number-one national best seller for Stephen King's rabid fans, Cujo "hits the jugular" (The New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat. Get ready to meet the most hideous menace ever to savage the flesh and devour the mind.

Cujo is a 200-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inescapably drawing in all the people around him, makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has ever written.

"A genuine page-turner that grabs you and holds you and won't let go" (Chattanooga Times), Cujo will forever change how you view man's best friend.

©1981 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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  • Global
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  • Tina B
  • 24/09/2017

Bad narrator ruined a good book

I read this book years ago but didn't really remember it much. I probably should have stuck with a book on this one rather than the audible. The story was good, but not really my favorite King story. Hands down, The Stand is my favorite from King but more recently I have read "Lisey's Story " and "Bag of Bones" which I also really loved.

As others have mentioned, It was the narrator that really made me dislike listening to this book. Her voice was too old for the main character Donna who is supposed to be a young mother. I feel bad saying this but I felt like I was listening to an old woman who had smoked most of her life, it was rough and shaky. The most annoying part was her voice of Tad. It was too whiney, which I don't think was the impression I got from actually reading the book myself. This audible story could really use an update to the narration.

It will be a sad day when Stephen King stops writing. I look forward to more amazing stories from him.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • J. Freudenberg
  • 04/11/2016

Good story, annoying narrator

If you could sum up Cujo in three words, what would they be?

Suspenseful but slow-ish

What did you like best about this story?

My favorite thing was that Cujo had his own point of view. He wasn't a monster at all, really.

What aspect of Lorna Raver’s performance would you have changed?

I would have replaced her with someone less annoying. Her performance made me have less sympathy for the characters -- she made the main character seem wimpy and irritating and her Tad was a whiny, irritating child.

Who was the most memorable character of Cujo and why?

Cujo - he wanted to be a Good Dog and he WAS, until the rabies ruined his brain. I felt a lot of sympathy for him (more when I read the written version than I did with the audiobook)

Any additional comments?

It sure would be nice if Stephen King would narrate his own books. I may be picky because I saw that some people really enjoyed this narrator, but I just could not stand her.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 26/12/2016

Gut Wrenching, SOAP OPERA

IT WAS AMAZING HOW BAD YOU CAN HURT WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING PHYSICALLY WRONG
Like most King books, the characters are well written and fleshed out. I felt that the horror was minimal, barely even classifying this as a horror novel. The main theme revolved around a main character whose wife cheats on him. We are made to feel his humiliation and his hurt. I felt the hurt so much, that unlike him, I could not forgive his wife. Everything she did made me mad. King empathizes and tries to give a good excuse for her infidelity, but I felt the hurt so much that it did not work for me. Some may ask if I would have felt the hurt so much if it had been the other way around and to be honest I don't know. As a man, if your wife cheats, it makes you question, everything in your life. Most men's lives are so wrapped around masculinity and if they don't have that they have no worth, as a human. That may be right or wrong, but it is what society has made us. WEARING THE HORNS

GARY DIDN'T GIVE A SH IT.
King writes like a fisherman. He hooks you by getting you to care about his characters and than he reels you in by putting them in scary situations. Like most books there is plenty of pop culture from 1981 thrown in. King also seemed to be worried about getting older, as there are several references to it.

RAVER
I loved the narrator and thought she did a great job. Some others disagree. She was very dramatic, maybe for some, too much so. I know I got real tired of the four year old and his crying, yet it was very realistic of real life.

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  • Calliope
  • 21/01/2017

Good, but not as good as I remember

I read this almost 40 years ago, and I loved it -- and I still like it, just not as much as I remember. I love how King creates realistic and fully fleshed-out characters, because that's really what his best books are about: people, not scary things that go bump in the night. While it's about a rabid dog, it's really about the people who are affected by that dog: the abusive father, the bored housewife, the cuckold husband, the small-town neighbours, the dog's young owner, and the innocent victim of circumstances.

The narration was fine, but not particularly good.

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  • Allan
  • 02/11/2018

Not the best.

The worst part is the female narrator. They just can't do Men's voices. Otherwise a good tale although stretched out needlessly.

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  • Conner B.
  • 02/11/2018

Great story, terrible narration

Cujo is an excellent novel. Typical Stephen King, great plot, excellent character development. But the narrator is painfully bad. When speaking for men, her voice is mildly annoying. When speaking for female characters, more so. But the absolute worst is when she’s speaking for Tad, the child, especially when he’s crying, which is a large portion of the book. Her voice is this dry, pitchy, whine that was so grating on my ears I wished Tads character had been eliminated from the book altogether. Truly a terrible choice of narrator by the production company.

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  • Tara
  • 07/08/2018

Children's book?

Does the narrator think this is a children's book? The way she reads it brings to mind a librarian, dressed as a witch, reading books to children around Halloween. I can actually picture her holding the book so we can follow along and see the pictures. The story is great. Horrible but great. It doesn't deserve this stage narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/10/2017

Love this story

A true classic. makes the movie look shotty at best lol. A must read for a fan.

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  • Cynthia
  • 15/09/2017

Wonderful narration, classic King story

I loved this audio book. It was a bit slow at a couple points but the superb narration pulled me through to the next tense or exciting bit easily. A couple twists and multiple stories but nothing too complicated. Great story that even had me sympathizing with the "monster" at times. I would recommend to anyone.

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  • The Kindler
  • 16/12/2016

Coincidence with lots of Dumb Decisions

For the most part it was an alright tale but you could predict exactly what was going to happen. Similar to a bad 1980's horror flick. Not my favorite King novel.

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