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Thinner

Stephen King

The "extraordinary" (Booklist) novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes…nothing at all. This #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil…it will have you on the edge of your seat" (Publishers Weekly). Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career. But his is also fifty pounds overweight, heading, as his doctor says, into heart attack territory. One day, in a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street. The woman dies, but Billy has connections and gets off with a mere slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word: "Thinner." Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last gamble…one that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away. Beginning in suburban Connecticut and climaxing in rural Maine, this is a novel of unrelenting terror and growing horror as well as a nightmarish allegory about what lies beyond the limits of American complacency-and the responsibilities of human actions. With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman," Thinner oozes "undeniable suspense" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "genuine chills" (Kirkus Reviews).

The "extraordinary" (Booklist) novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes…nothing at all. This #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil…it will have you on the edge of your seat" (Publishers Weekly). Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career. But his is also fifty pounds overweight, heading, as his doctor says, into heart attack territory. One day, in a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street. The woman dies, but Billy has connections and gets off with a mere slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word: "Thinner." Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last gamble…one that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away. Beginning in suburban Connecticut and climaxing in rural Maine, this is a novel of unrelenting terror and growing horror as well as a nightmarish allegory about what lies beyond the limits of American complacency-and the responsibilities of human actions. With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman," Thinner oozes "undeniable suspense" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "genuine chills" (Kirkus Reviews).
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The "extraordinary" (Booklist) novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes…nothing at all. This #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil…it will have you on the edge of your seat" (Publishers Weekly). Billy Halleck, good husband, loving father, is both beneficiary and victim of the American Good Life: he has an expensive home, a nice family, and a rewarding career. But his is also fifty pounds overweight, heading, as his doctor says, into heart attack territory. One day, in a moment of carelessness, Billy sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street. The woman dies, but Billy has connections and gets off with a mere slap on the wrist. After the trial, the victim's ancient father curses him with a single word: "Thinner." Shedding weight by the week, Halleck is desperate enough for one last gamble…one that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away. Beginning in suburban Connecticut and climaxing in rural Maine, this is a novel of unrelenting terror and growing horror as well as a nightmarish allegory about what lies beyond the limits of American complacency-and the responsibilities of human actions. With an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman," Thinner oozes "undeniable suspense" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "genuine chills" (Kirkus Reviews).

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Mantegna

Length:

10h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:57


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:30


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:42


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:00


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:38


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:42


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:46


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:03


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:44


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:28


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:14


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:54


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:48


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:39


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:09


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:24


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:39


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:42


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:11


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:38


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:36