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The Outsider

Lu par : Will Patton
Durée : 18 h et 41 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 notations)
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Description

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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  • Jeffrey M Downing
  • 28/12/2018

BORING

I really wanted to like this book. I've been reading Stephen King since I was a kid.

I probably stuck with this book longer than I should have. It was so uninteresting, that I didn't even bother to at skip ahead and see how it ends. That's how little I cared.

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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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  • Joyce
  • 14/06/2018

Somewhat boring. Not worth the credit.

Very slow. Not the Stephen King writing as it was. Definitely not The Shining or any of his other earlier novels.

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  • L. Faulkner
  • 03/02/2019

Predictible

Not Stephen Kings best. Predictible, weak ending. A lot of story build up with a quick ending.

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  • Myles
  • 02/11/2018

Disappointing From Stephen King

I’ve been a Stephen King fan for many years, I’ve listened to/read all of the classics and The Outsider seriously disappointed me, the extremely descriptive writing style I’ve grown fond of makes no real appearance in this book which makes it a really hollow experience overall. The ending is the definition of anti-climactic, you spend 17 hours waiting for the big finish and it’s just a big middle finger in your face. The performance wasn’t very good either which can ruin an audio book almost as quick as it’s poor writing. Overall pretty bummed and wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Theodore Walker
  • 26/09/2018

Worst King book I've read/listened

Very slow, hardly any suspense at all. Cliche. Can't help but take a few shots at Trump, letting his Twitter feed bleed into his stories now apparently. Didn't like the reader either.

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  • Pat Walker
  • 21/08/2018

Sorry I used a credit for this, Will Patton awful!

I am a big Stephen King fan but this book was so disappointing that I had to give up half way through. It was long and drawn out and wasn't helped at all by that awful narrator! Will Patton used a voice that sounded like he was telling you a dirty secret. His voices were awful and one minute he is yelling, the next he is almost whispering (in that nasty voice). I had to adjust the volume regularly and was irritated most of the time. I finally gave up and just turned it all off. What a disappointment!

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  • Pat
  • 07/08/2018

hard to listen

The story itself was mediocre, at best. I was expecting more. But it was quite possibly the most annoying narration I've ever experienced on Audible.

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  • Donna
  • 01/08/2018

I couldn't get past the 1st 2 chapters.

This is sad because I like To read Stephen King books but this was my 1st audible Stephen King book and I was not impressed

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  • Elissa l wenzinger
  • 13/07/2018

BORNING

voice is droning. no story after 1st chapter..dont waste your time on this one.. cant even keep my mind on this story

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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, King 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 story and characters not only arouse your interest but they also keep it, during the whole story! I felt like I was personally involved in the story and I drew my own conclusions, I chose sides and had opinions. I have never been so involved in a story, as if I actually personally knew the characters. Yet King reveals nothing, keeping you in suspense, making you question your opinions, thoughts and feelings, as you delve deeper into his world.

Yes, 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
  • 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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  • Global
    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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  • 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
  • 07/03/2019

loved it

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

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Tim
  • 27/02/2019

Gute Story, schlechter Sprecher

Das Buch fängt sehr langatmig an und ich habe drei Anläufe benötigt mich durch die ersten 2 Stunden zu hören. Aber danach wurde es richtig gut. Leider ist der Versuch des Sprechers aus dem Höhrbuch ein Höhrspiel zu machen Tora schief gegangen. Trotzdem eine Empfehlung, weil es ein gutes King Buch ist.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Samuel
  • 19/02/2019

good book

The book was okay, it reminded me somewhat of IT. The plot is mostly interesting, but it lacks... something. At times it was hard to stay on track. I also don't like the narrators voice. But for a suspenseful thriller reader, I'd recommend