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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams - Stories

Stephen King

Named to the American Library Association's Reference & User Services (RUSA) Listen List! A master storyteller at his best-the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled listeners with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers-the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits;" the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality," King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan-"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

Named to the American Library Association's Reference & User Services (RUSA) Listen List! A master storyteller at his best-the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled listeners with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers-the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits;" the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality," King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan-"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."
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Named to the American Library Association's Reference & User Services (RUSA) Listen List! A master storyteller at his best-the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled listeners with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers-the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits;" the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality," King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan-"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, Cotter Smith, Craig Wasson, Edward Herrmann, Frederick Weller, Hope Davis, Kathleen Chalfant, Mare Winningham, Peter Friedman, Santino Fontana, Thomas Sadoski, Tim Sample, Will Patton

Length:

20h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

31:54


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:40


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:59


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:00


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:48


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:29


Part 2
Part 2

01:01:56


Part 3
Part 3

34:14


Part 4
Part 4

14:00


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

18:23


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

03:28


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

18:37


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

03:27


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

32:17


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

06:31


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

06:20


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

04:21


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

32:00


Part 6
Part 6

16:01


Part 7
Part 7

36:23


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

26:33


Part 8, Chapter 1
Part 8, Chapter 1

36:51


Part 9
Part 9

28:50


Part 9, Chapter 2
Part 9, Chapter 2

23:27


Part 9, Chapter 3
Part 9, Chapter 3

20:49


Part 9, Chapter 4
Part 9, Chapter 4

22:52


Part 9, Chapter 5
Part 9, Chapter 5

16:19


Part 9, Chapter 6
Part 9, Chapter 6

14:59


Part 9, Chapter 7
Part 9, Chapter 7

12:39


Part 9, Chapter 8
Part 9, Chapter 8

02:58


Part 10, Chapter 1
Part 10, Chapter 1

13:41


Part 10, Chapter 2
Part 10, Chapter 2

11:15


Part 10, Chapter 3
Part 10, Chapter 3

09:02


Part 10, Chapter 4
Part 10, Chapter 4

02:15


Part 10, Chapter 5
Part 10, Chapter 5

04:14


Part 10, Chapter 6
Part 10, Chapter 6

06:25


Part 11, Chapter 1
Part 11, Chapter 1

35:55


Part 12
Part 12

01:41:19


Part 13
Part 13

06:48


Part 13, Chapter 2
Part 13, Chapter 2

21:59


Part 13, Chapter 3
Part 13, Chapter 3

04:24


Part 13, Chapter 4
Part 13, Chapter 4

03:08


Part 13, Chapter 5
Part 13, Chapter 5

02:32


Part 14, Chapter 1
Part 14, Chapter 1

01:16:26


Part 15
Part 15

20:05


Part 15, Chapter 2
Part 15, Chapter 2

01:44


Part 15, Chapter 3
Part 15, Chapter 3

02:24


Part 15, Chapter 4
Part 15, Chapter 4

05:37


Part 15, Chapter 5
Part 15, Chapter 5

04:57


Part 15, Chapter 6
Part 15, Chapter 6

03:42


Part 15, Chapter 7
Part 15, Chapter 7

01:09


Part 15, Chapter 8
Part 15, Chapter 8

10:10


Part 15, Chapter 9
Part 15, Chapter 9

01:55


Part 15, Chapter 10
Part 15, Chapter 10

04:07


Part 16
Part 16

25:27


Part 17
Part 17

01:39:17


Part 18
Part 18

01:21:35


Part 19
Part 19

36:56


Part 19, Chapter 2
Part 19, Chapter 2

02:14