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The Long Walk

Lu par : Kirby Heyborne
Durée : 10 h et 44 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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Description

In this number-one national best seller, "master storyteller" (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can beonly one winner - the one who survives.

In the near future, when America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is 16-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules - keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out - permanently.

With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman".

©1979 Richard Bachman (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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  • Kent R Carlberg
  • 04/06/2018

Overall good story, Bad recording

I've always enjoyed Stephen King's works, even his short stories are captivating.
this one was no different. the recording though... there was something off. you'd be getting to a good part, or the end of a sentence, and there would be a break in the audio.not a huge thing, but enough to pull you out of the moment.

Worth downloading, but only if they update the audio

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  • RT
  • 08/05/2017

love the papbook but clipped audio is unlistenable

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Really surprising that an audio book company would take your money for part of a st ... because whe ... (isn't that REALLY annoying???). If you don't want to bother to take the time to deliver a decent product, at least warn customers in the header that this is an incomplete and choppy audiobook.

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  • Tracy R Isenberg
  • 18/10/2017

Wish they would fix the editing

I LOVE this book. I had never read this particular King/Bachman book and decided to try it out. I have now listened to it 8 or 10 times. The only issue is that the editing department got a little too excited and cut off sentences too soon. You can still understand the book and the meaning but it does mess with the flow of the character's conversations and the "reader"/listener's concentration.

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  • Tanner A.
  • 22/09/2017

Great Book, but....

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The book cuts or skips out at certain points which is mildly infuriating. Great listen though.

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  • Jean-Paul
  • 29/05/2017

Before the Hunger Games there was ...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended this book. Written years before all the dystopian teen sacrifice stories, this one rules them all.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Garrety of course but also McVrees is the typical tragic hero.

Which scene was your favorite?

No one particular scene stood out but the story still haunts me.

If you could rename The Long Walk, what would you call it?

Farewell to Youth.

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  • Mike Strazzabosco
  • 31/10/2017

Great story but...

Words seem to get cut off half way, hard to tell if there was more that was supposed to be said.

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  • A.J. Harrison
  • 30/06/2017

Fourth time!

This is the fourth read. I love this story, but it is sad in many areas. Stephen King rulz!

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  • james Spafford
  • 07/12/2017

Don’t be put off by the audio glitches!

I was initially put off from checking this out from other reviews bemoaning the audio editing of this book. Sure there are some sentences where the last syllable is chopped off - it happens maybe 50 times. Sounds like a lot but it never got in the way of the story for me, and I’m really glad I dived in regardless.

This book clearly came from the same place in Bachman’s brain as The Running Man. It’s set around a sort of Battle Royale / Hunger games scenario that’s stripped back to a super basic core - walking. Non stop walking.

It would be hard for most authors to take something so basic and make it enjoyable for so long, but not King / Bachman. Here he does what he does best and brings us troubled characters with stories to tell up against grim odds. I heartily recommend you go along for the walk!

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  • Julia
  • 10/08/2016

Great Story, Clipped Audio

I really loved the story. The narrator did a good job too, but there are moments in the audio where the sentences appear to be clipped off. I can't tell if this means I ended up missing a sentence or two or if it's just a glitch. But, unfortunately, it kept taking me out of the story.

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  • Steven Kilpatrick
  • 01/07/2018

Love the Book, but it needs a polish

The book is probably my favorite of the Bachman books, but this particular version has some very choppy audio editing that buries sentences, runs through pauses, and sometimes cuts out entire phrases.

Fix those issues and my review score would go up.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18/08/2019

Scary in a weird way

It was a weird weird scary feeling throughout the entire book.
It's not for everyone, but people who like scary thing, give it a try.