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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

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"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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  • Susan M Kett
  • 11/07/2018

Boring....

This book never went anywhere. It was way too long for such few moments of mystery or intrigue. I have been a SK fan for a long time but this is just not one I would recommend. Annoying voices and unsympathetic characters.

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  • Duncan Watkins
  • 11/03/2020

King still wears the crown!

Not sure why there are so many negative reviews, I often wonder what people expect from a King novel. I couldn’t stop listening to this audio book Patton’s reading was utterly brilliant. He has a quite voice but his performance really draws you in deep. The story build beautifully reminded me a lot of True Detective but with a much better ending. Similar to Revival in how it builds and builds right up to the end only on a smaller scale. However I enjoyed the ending a lot more than Revival’s end. Both are great stories though King still proves why he wears the crown

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  • MT
  • 07/08/2018

short and uninspired; not your typical King novel.

one of the most anti-climactic and boring King novels I've ever read, and I've read all his Major Works, and all his short story collections. The outsider felt short by comparison with underdeveloped characters.

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  • Jim Conway
  • 09/10/2018

Outsider

I have been a fan of Stephen King for a long time. It is my thought that he could have told this story with NO sexual content what so ever. I just couldn't wrap my head around as to WHY he felt the need to take the shock value to that level. The murder of a child is bad enough but the graphic and sexual nature contained in order to create the story line just wasn't needed. I finished the book but have had to tell several other fans not to even begin to read it because of explicit detailing of the rape and murder of a minor child. Sorry Mr. King but this one doesn't go into my library. It would be my fear that my young daughter would pick it up.

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  • M. Ferguson
  • 25/02/2019

Just can’t finish it

I don’t like to give up on a book, but I kept checking to see how much longer until this one was over. I finally bailed. Best part was the reader.

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  • Barbara M
  • 01/11/2018

It caught my interest...but became toooo long!

I’m a Steven King fan and loved most of his books that I have read but there are a few I’ve read that ends up like The Outsider where he captures your total attention and then just goes on and on and on....I did like the narrator until Holly came around and then it became too annoying. I actually did not finish this book!

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  • Stefanie
  • 28/10/2018

Tedious to listen to

Blah blah blah blah blah. Too much nonsense within the story line. Too predictable. I would see a movie if they made it into one, but it was hard for me to stay intrested in it.

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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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  • Knights Cross
  • 20/09/2018

King is Slipping

King is a wordy, if skillful writer, and his character development is terrific. But, he seems to be running short of new plot ideas. In The Outsider, he just recycles old ideas. Will Patton does his best with mediocre material. You can skip this one.

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  • Robert
  • 01/09/2018

Average Story - Dreadful Narration

I found the story interesting for the first half then a little predictable after that. The real problem was the narration, especially the voice of Holly. There cant be a live person who speaks with the inflection/cadence the read gave her and I had to suffer through the announce to get to the end of the story.

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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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  • Jan
  • 26/12/2018

Der Meister lässt nach

Mir hat der Roman nicht gefallen. Zu losgelöst von jeglicher Atmosphäre wird eine, in meinen Augen, schwache Geschichte erzählt. Will Patton liest gut,aber seine Art, dick aufzutragen, fand ich eher störend. Ich bewundere Stephen King, aber der letzte wirklich gute Roman von ihm liegt schon lange zurück. Kein Wunder, angesichts seines gigantischen Outputs.

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  • Elyseo da Silva
  • 21/09/2018

Das Böse, das Gute, das Übliche

In Flint City, einer Kleinstadt im Süden der USA, wird ein 11-jähriger Junge auf brutalste Weise vergewaltigt und ermordet. Als Detective Ralp Anderson die Fingerabdrücke des stadtbekannten Baseball-Trainers Terry Maitland am Tatort findet und mehrere Zeugen bestätigen, Maitland zum fraglichen Zeitpunkt am Tatort und sogar mit dem Jungen gesehen zu haben, scheint der Fall klar - so klar sogar, dass Anderson den Trainer vor beinahe 2000 Menschen bei einem Spiel im Stadion verhaften lässt, ohne ihn zuvor auch nur befragt zu haben. Das erweist sich als folgenschwerer Fehler, denn schnell stellt sich heraus, dass Maitland ein Alibi hat - eines, dass sich unmöglich widerlegen lässt. Doch zu diesem Zeitpunkt nimmt das Geschehen bereits unaufhaltbar seinen Lauf... Um nicht mehr zu verraten, beende ich hier die Inhaltsbeschreibung. The Outsider ist, wie so viele Bücher von King, ausgehend vom Konzept der Existenz eines abgrundtief Bösen konstruiert. Als ich 15 war und meinen ersten "King" gelesen habe, fand ich das ungemein gruselig und spannend. Heute entlockt es mir keinen Schauder mehr - leider. Der Anfang des Buches ist für meinen Geschmack sehr gelungen, als es dann aber in die Auseinandersetzung mit jenem eben erwähnten Bösen abdriftet, hörte ich es zwar zu Ende, aber wirklich begeistern konnte mich die Geschichte nicht mehr. Es wirkt wie eine so einfache Lösung, wenn durch fantastische oder Horror-Elemente schlichtweg jegliche Handlungsverwirrung erklärt und ausgemerzt werden kann - logische Stringenz ist dann verzichtbar. Hinzu kam, dass Sprecher Will Patton mich nicht überzeugen konnte. Allem voran seine Interpretation einer weiteren, spät eingeführten Hauptfigur - Holly Gibney, die King-Fans aus früheren Romanen bekannt sein dürfte - ist allenfalls schwer erträglich. Patton spricht sie stockend, als stünde sie ständig kurz vor Ohnmacht oder wahlweise Debilität. Das macht das Zuhören ab dem Moment, als Holly auftaucht, zur Qual. Auch zuvor war ich kein Fan von Pattons Interpretation gewesen, aber ab da: unsäglich.

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  • Riesling63
  • 13/08/2020

schrecklich nerviger Sprecher, unprofessionell.

Das geflüstert Genuschel in immer der gleichen Tonlage nervt, noch nie so einen untslentierten Sprecher gehört.

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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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  • 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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  • EHofmann
  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 05/11/2019

Naja...

Fängt spannend an, aber zieht sich dann ziemlich in die Länge. Die üblichen King Versatzstücke kommen zum Einsatz, was auch nicht gerade zur Spannung beiträgt. Den Sprecher fand ich eher unangenehm - die Interpretation mancher Charaktere ging mir teilweise richtig auf die Nerven. Aber vielleicht ist King für mich auch einfach durch. Zeitlose Klassiker wie Carrie, Shining und Es reichen ja auch schon für ein Schriftstellerleben, da kann man nicht erwarten, dass jedes Jahr ein Meisterwerk folgt. Insofern eher nichts für mich.