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The Stand

Stephen King

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides--or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail--and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man. In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript. Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides--or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail--and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man. In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript. Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.
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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides--or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail--and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man. In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript. Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

47h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

00:10

Introduction
Introduction

24:40


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

22:25


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:13


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

11:05


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

46:01


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:14


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

22:07


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:07


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

20:09


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:48


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

14:20


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

28:53


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:18


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

07:13


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

02:39


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

27:08


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

15:02


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

47:16


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

18:17


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

20:27


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

05:12


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

15:06


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

14:02


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

24:03


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

38:01


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

46:27


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

27:49


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

38:08


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

22:31


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

01:56


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

19:03


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

19:24


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

08:08


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

31:03


Part 1, Chapter 35
Part 1, Chapter 35

01:00:57


Part 1, Chapter 36
Part 1, Chapter 36

29:48


Part 1, Chapter 37
Part 1, Chapter 37

36:32


Part 1, Chapter 38
Part 1, Chapter 38

20:24


Part 1, Chapter 39
Part 1, Chapter 39

25:58


Part 1, Chapter 40
Part 1, Chapter 40

15:11


Part 1, Chapter 41
Part 1, Chapter 41

23:53


Part 1, Chapter 42
Part 1, Chapter 42

20:57


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

01:19:51


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

02:11:04


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

01:54:30


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

01:09:42


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

01:00:11


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

02:19:51


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

37:18


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

01:46:09


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

01:21:29


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

01:24:19


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

01:25:40


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

01:01:01


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

59:30


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

57:55


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

58:44


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

34:21


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

01:20:08


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

03:41


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

35:23


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

01:03:53


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

04:01


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

22:57


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

29:17


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

24:39


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

46:10


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

17:45


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

13:44


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

03:58


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

06:51


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

52:00


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

01:15:54


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

52:19


Part 3, Chapter 75
Part 3, Chapter 75

01:11:43


Part 3, Chapter 76
Part 3, Chapter 76

03:36


Part 3, Chapter 77
Part 3, Chapter 77

13:09


Part 3, Chapter 78
Part 3, Chapter 78

27:38


Part 3, Chapter 79
Part 3, Chapter 79

00:27