Lisey's Story

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Mare Winningham
  • 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007. Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was a celebrated, award-winning novelist and a complex man.
Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it ¿ a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband's demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness.
Perhaps Stephen King's most personal and powerful novel, to date, Lisey's Story is a beautifully textured suspense narrative about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness and the secret language of love.


What the Critics Say

"Seriously creepy stories are more frightening heard than read. Your eye can skim the page, minimising the effect of the nasty bits, but such horrors become aqonisingly long and drawn out when narrated unabridged. Unabridged listening is the only way to do jsutice to the style and skill of such masters of the macabre as Stephen King." ( The Times)
"Stephen King at his finest...a dazzling novel." (Nicholas Sparks)
"In Lisey's Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary." (Michael Chabon)
" Lisey's Story is bright and brilliant. It's dark and desperate. While I'll always consider The Shining, my first ride on King's wild Tilt-A-Whirl, a gorgeous, bloody jewel, I found, on this latest ride, a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems. A few of them have sharp, hungry teeth." (Nora Roberts)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Repetitive and Uninteresting

What did you like best about Lisey's Story? What did you like least?

This is the only Stephen King book I've read that I haven't liked. The story takes a long time to get to the point and the repetition of phrases (particularly made up words and pet names) is irritating. It's very different compared to the rest of his works

What about Mare Winningham’s performance did you like?

Her voice is calming and she narrates well

Do you think Lisey's Story needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I couldn't finish the first one

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- Shene


I had trouble staying interested. The characters didn't capture my interest. I was flat out bothering to finish the thing.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-10-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited