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Stephen King reads his latest novel - plus a bonus story, “Laurie,” unavailable in book form!  

“As the narrator, King enhances the story’s good-hearted appeal with this twangy, aw-shucks delivery. He gives a strong portrayal of everyman Scott Carey, whose strange affliction sends him on a quest of self-discovery and neighborly kindness. And King’s isn’t just a pleasant voice. He crafts a polished aural experience with a keen sense of pacing and fun accents for his motley Maine characters.” (AudioFile)

Number-one New York Times best seller

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.

©2018 Stephen King (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • BGDaddy
  • 04/12/2018

short listen

not used to a s king book with a political agenda. still a good listen

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  • Elizabeth
  • 04/12/2018

Not the best

First I was disappointed that this was basically a short story and priced like a regular novel. Then I listened to it and was disappointed again.
Signed,
Constant reader.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03/12/2018

Not awful.

Fairly predictable storyline. Unfortunately the story got lost in some thinly vailed attempts to share political views. If I wanted that I would turn on the tv. I haven’t given up hope. Still a huge King fan. But this one disappointed a bit.

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  • Force Projection
  • 27/11/2018

Definitely a Catch & Release

A book that had no plot and Stephen King should apologize to the people that lay down cash for a decent book and receive maybe the worst book in 66 years for me personally. It was that bad folks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/12/2018

Not his best

Not up to his usual standard. stories short and boring. Not worth the time or effort .

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  • Wendy
  • 11/12/2018

Meh...

First, let me say that I am a big King fan. I even liked The Outsider, which many people have scoffed at. This, however, was too political. I am not taking a political stance. I do not care if you voted for Hillary or Trump, but when a whole huge part of the story has to do with the political views of the area....well...then I just tune out. I read fiction to escape the hateful world. I don't want to hear it reiterated in my reading. This is just my opinion, but if I had realized how much of this was in there I might not have purchased this book

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  • 29/11/2018

Mailed it in

As a life long King fan I know that you never really know what you are going to get. A far cry from his masterful short stories from the past, this effort was more on par with Cell than it was The Shining. The sad truth is that if "by Stephen King" had not appeared, this work would have never been published. Luckily for King and his fans, another masterpiece is likely right around the corner.

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  • Mferrelljr
  • 26/11/2018

one of the biggest waste of my time ever listening

the book is narrated by the author. About 30 minutes in I realized why. This is probably one of Stephen King's worst works.

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  • Michele best
  • 07/01/2019

worst sk book

this was the worst Steven king book I have finished. I do not recommend wasting your money. very desappointed In this one.

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  • Jacqueline Rooney
  • 02/01/2019

Worst ever by King

Don’t waste your time on this one,
Mr King has drank the kool-aid if I could return it I would have

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  • Eric Stend
  • 30/10/2018

Great Story I'm sure.... Narration however...

as for the story I'm sure it is great...

But for the Naration...

well... it just isn't as great as the story...

I'm sure...

I wished it would have been that Patterson guy ( did I get his name right ? ) He did for instance Mr. Mercedes...

still.... I imagine to understand... Mr. King. to do it himself...

is there any other writer who can produce like he does ?

but... with a good actor reading the lines the storie just comes more alive...

just trying to be honest...

and I could offcourse try to read the story for reall.... so... who's to blame....

As for the Storie so far....

well not even half way through...

Narration ?

well I really like You Mr. King...

but... I wish it would have been someone else...

I might have to read it

instead of being so lazy as just to want to lidten to it...





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