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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK KIN (Text) 33500013669841 Main Checked out 02/09/2023
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK KIN (Text) 33500013669858 Main Checked out 02/18/2023
Red Lake Falls Public Library BOOK-ON-CD KIN (Text) 35500006367922 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1797145282
  • ISBN: 9781797145280
  • Physical Description: 20 audio discs (approximately 1444 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from web page.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Seth Numrich with Stephen King.
Summary, etc.: Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself, and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and his aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    *Starred Review* High-schooler Charlie Reade, son of a widowed recovering alcoholic, is walking by the town's rundown "psycho house" when he hears a distressed barking. Entering the backyard, Charlie finds the house's owner, Mr. Bowditch, lying on the ground—with a broken leg—guarded by his faithful old dog, Radar. Charlie becomes caretaker for Mr. Bowditch and forms a strong bond with ailing Radar. Soon Charlie finds a mysterious shed in the backyard that serves an entrance to a different world where it may be possible to reverse the dog's aging. Numrich's narration of Charlie's quest is everything a reader appreciates. He uses unique voices for all of the characters, both human and inhuman, drawing readers completely into the parallel universe, and sounds convincing as a teenager. The narration undoubtedly drives the story and will keep listeners entranced. This gateway fantasy is ideal for anyone looking for a world-building journey similar to Frodo's quest in The Hobbit. Charlie is highly likable and his devotion to Radar only adds to the appeal. Fans of all things Stephen King may also enjoy the parallels between his narration of Bowditch's recorded messages to Charlie and his cameos in the film adaptations of his novels. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    *Starred Review* High-schooler Charlie Reade, son of a widowed recovering alcoholic, is walking by the town's rundown "psycho house" when he hears a distressed barking. Entering the backyard, Charlie finds the house's owner, Mr. Bowditch, lying on the ground—with a broken leg—guarded by his faithful old dog, Radar. Charlie becomes caretaker for Mr. Bowditch and forms a strong bond with ailing Radar. Soon Charlie finds a mysterious shed in the backyard that serves an entrance to a different world where it may be possible to reverse the dog's aging. Numrich's narration of Charlie's quest is everything a reader appreciates. He uses unique voices for all of the characters, both human and inhuman, drawing readers completely into the parallel universe, and sounds convincing as a teenager. The narration undoubtedly drives the story and will keep listeners entranced. This gateway fantasy is ideal for anyone looking for a world-building journey similar to Frodo's quest in The Hobbit. Charlie is highly likable and his devotion to Radar only adds to the appeal. Fans of all things Stephen King may also enjoy the parallels between his narration of Bowditch's recorded messages to Charlie and his cameos in the film adaptations of his novels. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, and Firestarter are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. 

Seth Numrich won the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer for Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic. Additional Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include: The Merchant of Venice (Broadhurst Theatre), War Horse (Vivian Beaumont), Golden Boy (Lincoln Center), Travesties (American Airlines), Orpheus Descending (Theatr Clwyd), and Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse). Numrich starred in four seasons of the AMC drama Turn: Washington’s Spies and appeared opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the film Imperium.

Subject: Teenagers Fiction
Recluses Fiction
Older men Fiction
Multiverse Fiction
Good and evil Fiction
Imaginary places Fiction
Imaginary wars and battles Fiction
FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Paranormal fiction.
Audiobooks.
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