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The Outsider

Lu par : Will Patton
Durée : 18 h et 41 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 notations)

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An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively listenable stories. 

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. 

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King's propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can. 

©2018 Stephen King (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Critiques

"Narrator Will Patton turns this story into an audio blockbuster.... King's usual sprawling cast of characters is also present, and suffice it to say that Patton does them all justice." (AudioFile)

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  • Global
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 06/07/2019

Terrible narrator.

I was actually pretty excited to receive and listen to this book but I could not get past how bad this story was told by this narrator. I only got a 2 or 3 hours in before I decided I could not take it any more and returned it for my credit.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Katie
  • 01/07/2018

King wrote a story and hid it real deep in a bunch of garbage for us to pick through like raccoons.

Narrator was on point. He did the absolute best with what he was given, he put his all into it.

So basically this is an IT-like villain, in a Desperation-setting, with Mr Mercedes backdrops. It’s like he’s done, he’s out of ideas folks. He had a great murder mystery on his hands but maybe it was too short so he had to tack on as many words as possible. The first quarter was gold. Then he had to go back to Mr Mercedes. That series is OVER, let it go.

The background-less villain lacked all depth, all mystery. Feeds off bad mojo like the good ole clown. Lives in “moody” locations like cemeteries or locations of tragic events. Cliche after cliche after cliche.

I had to force myself through this thing. And I’ve been reading King for over twenty years and don’t recall ever being disappointed.

There’s gold in there, dig deep because there’s big nuggets of it, but I don’t want to dig through shit and name brand product placements to find it. I buy Apple products and I was even damn sick of him trying to sell the iPad Mini. Shut the hell up already. Every chapter treated the iPad like a futuristic alien tech that could save mankind. So sick of that disgusting product plug. Over. And over.

Take a shot for every time the iPad is mentioned. You’ll be hammered pretty damn quickly.

TL;DR - King had a great story, then he made it three times longer than it needed to be. It too many product placements and he brought his persona political views into play in a way that didn’t even mesh with the story whatsoever. I could see if it went with the flow and style but it sounded like King stomping his feet like a child and trying to make stereotypical digs. It really knocked the story off the rails each time he made a political whine, plugged Apples iPad and whatever other products, and had to pad chapters with useless drivel.

Two stars on story simply because the first quarter was pretty damn good. That’s it.

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  • Randall
  • 19/06/2018

Will Patton great - story so so


Will Patton did a wonderful job of reading this novel. He adds so much to this book. I will watch for him again.

I read or listen to everything I can when it comes to Stephen King and he has been my go to author for almost 30 years. In the past few years he has become political in his books and it has been a huge turnoff. But in this book he toned down is political rhetoric and it's not distracting to this story.

The outsider is a typical SK story and is well thought out and suspenseful. It has all the ingredients of Kings best novels, a really bad guy ( the outsider ) and the good guys hunting the bad guy. In this case he throws in Holly Gibney from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy. In that story she played an essential part in the mix of characters. After Holley is introduction into this book it seems to take a turn and never gets back into a believable storyline . I didn't like her in this role but many readers seemed to enjoy her introduction.

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  • Jeff in Texas
  • 31/03/2019

Total junk.

I couldn't wait for this to be over. Started out great and very compelling but fell into predictable garbage very quickly.

Plus, leave your personal politics out of your story. This and your own stereotype bigotry added zero to the story.

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  • perigard
  • 17/02/2019

not as interesting as I hoped

I love Stephen king and wanted to dig into this story. the premise was there but dragged on. I had trouble sticking with it

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/06/2018

A long walk to nowhere

This was a tedious listen. No suspense. No interesting prose. I am evidently not the audience enthralled by King’s writing. An average, college freshman-level writing style.

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  • Bradmartin78
  • 10/06/2018

Lazy

It's the same story we've already been given. Very disappointed in this last "effort". Throw in the race baiting as well as bashing the President and you've lost a fan. Skip this one.

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  • Beatrice Pop
  • 02/11/2018

Wasted a credit

I am a big fan of SK and was excited for this book but sadly I have been very disappointed. The story could be cut down so much and it just drags on and on! I love the narrators voice but the tempo was soo slow, I even sped up the narration to 1.40x just to get through interviews! Everyone in the book is so dang long winded about things that no one would even talk about in a criminal interview or a conversation! I can't even finish the book. I regret wasting a credit on this. I'll be very very wary on another SK audiobook and positive reviews next time.

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  • Jazzy
  • 22/09/2018

So boring

Basically a short story with an incredible amount of pointless filler. The voice acting is horrible especially Holly's character. I get that he needs to have some variety to distinguish between the characters but it was painful at times to listen to it. I think King should retire. Books like this just tarnish his reputation. It was just boring filler for what could have been a decent short story.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 02/10/2018

not worth the time to listen!

old story line, very predictable, lacked originally. I have read about 70% of everything SK has written this is not a Steven King story line...it is a poor effort and smells of needing to sell books, definitely a low poi.t in his career.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Judith
  • 03/06/2018

I couldn't put my phone down!

This is the first audio book I finished within just days of purchasing it. Sometimes I find my mind wandering when I listen to books but this story left me wanting more, even long after I had finished with it. And funnily enough, I even felt sad when the story came to an end.

I absolutely adore King but even I will admit that sometimes, he likes to take his time with the build-up, which can become tedious. However, with this book I feel like King has outdone himself again.

The characters not only arouse your interest but also keep it during the whole story. I felt like I was personally involved in their lives. I drew my own conclusions, I chose sides, had opinions, felt angry, upset and even heartbroken. I actually felt like I knew them in person. Yet King reveals nothing, keeping you in suspense, making you question your opinions, thoughts and feelings, as you delve deeper into his world. You will not be bored for one moment!

It may not be the most original story but it's enthralling, eccentric, mysterious and exciting with a hint of King, just the way I like it.

The narrator has a great voice and portrays the characters and story amazingly well. I would definitively love to listen to him again. So very pleased that I purchased this book.☺

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  • Dani S
  • 28/05/2018

Buy this book immediately! Sofort kaufen!

I have been a fan of King's books since I was 12 or 13 years old. These days I listen to them rather than read them myself. And if there is a new "King", I will devour it immediately. And if Will Patten is the performer - all the better. He is amazing! This new book is about what happens when an unstopable force hits an unmoveable object. Terry Maitland, a pillar of The Flint City community is arrested for the terrible murder of a small boy. All of the evidence Points unmistakingly to him. But at the time the murder took place, Terry definately was not in town. The book is shocking, intense, exciting and it won't let you go until you are done. Brilliant!

Seit meinem 12 oder 13. Lebensjahr bin ich scho ein Fan der Bücher von Stephen King. Im Moment bin ich dazu übergegangen, sie mir anzuhören, anstatt sie selbst zu lesen. Im englischen Original ist das besonders gut. Und dann auch noch gelesen von Will Patton - Volltreffer! In diesem Buch geht es darum, was passiert, wenn eine unwiderstehliche Kraft auf ein unbewegliches Objekt trifft: Terry Maitland, Stützpfeiler der Gesellschaft in der Kleinstadt Flint City wird wegen des grausamen Mordes an einem kleinen Jungen verhaftet. Alle Beweise (Augenzeugenbereichte, Fingerspuren, DNA-Beweise) deuten unmissverständlich auf ihn als Täter hin. Nur: Zur Zeit des Mordes war Terry nachweislich nicht in der Stadt... Das Buch ist unheimlich, schockierend und mitreissend. Es wird Euch nicht loslassen, bis der letzte Ton verklungen ist! Der Hammer!

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  • Lilli
  • 21/08/2018

Great book but difficult for on the go

Compelling story. Sadly the speaker changes his voice between different parts so much that it is difficult to hear on the go. One part is spoken very softly and if you turn up the volume your ears are ready to burst when the next part is spoken very loud. Difficult if you listening to the book on the go.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Mugface
  • Zittau
  • 30/06/2018

Brillianter Sprecher, spannende Story.

Will Patton liest mit so viel Ausdruck und Kraft in der Stimme, dass es eine Wonne ist ihm zuzuhören. Die Geschichte ist typisch Steven King like. Spannend, schlüssig und vielschichtig.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Elisabeth Maria Hofmann
  • 12/06/2018

Suspense to the end

I loved listening to this audio book. King painted the characters very vividly, though not in a way that would have given anything away. The reader has to choses a side by him- or herself. The story is absolutely compelling. It was beautifully told, the speaker kept my attention at all times. I would recommend this read to anyone who enjoys crime and horror.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rabie
  • 08/06/2018

recommended for any Stephen King fan

fantastic book and a great sequel to The end of watch books , definitely recommend

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Bienchen
  • 15/07/2019

Fantastic King!

This is quite a story, and it even comes with a twist. I liked it a lot as it also starred some well known characters from other books. I did not like the speaker as very often the whole telling became just too quiet and inaudible.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Tonstar
  • 10/04/2019

Ein toller King mit überraschenden Anfang.

Ich kann dieses Buch wärmstens empfehlen.
Für alle king Fans ein muss. Es beginnt als klassischer Krimi und wandelt sich in ein Horrorbuch um. Die Charaktere sind überzeugend und der Leser ist super. nachdem ich von doctor sleep und mr Mercedes enttäuscht war, konnte mich der outsider wieder voll überzeugen.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • A. T.
  • 19/03/2019

Fast moving Thriller

Narration excellent. Story line very Kingish and keeps you wanting to take time for the next chapter although the ending was, I feel, a little weak.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Niko MR
  • Marburg, Hessen
  • 07/03/2019

loved it

Captivating story, great reader, perfect length, what else do you want? I liked it very much.