#30DaysofThanks2016 Book Day 1: The Stand by Stephen King (Audiobook)

Posted November 1, 2016 by Felicia S in Month of Thanks / 3 Comments





The Stand by 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.

What really stood out about it to me:

The Stand is a book that I have read 10+ times and manage to get something different from it EVERY.DANG.TIME! It is a story that makes you think and wonder what you would do in the same situation. I totally recommend it!

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3 responses to “#30DaysofThanks2016 Book Day 1: The Stand by Stephen King (Audiobook)

  1. This is one of the few books on my scary books I actually want to read list. And I’m pretty sure you put it there a while ago. Someday I’ll get to it πŸ™‚

  2. I have a confession….a long time ago when this book came out I started our reading it and I almost got to the end and for some reason it got set to the side and I never finished it!!! Watched the movie and loved it and I even enjoyed the book so not a clue why I never picked it back up. I should try the audio. πŸ™‚

    • Grover does an excellent job with the narration. I loved The Stand but really the middle part is my favorite of the book. I like when the towns start to come together because it is fascinating to watch a civilization rebuild.