Billy Summers by Stephen King audiobook

Billy Summers

By Stephen King
Read by Paul Sparks

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982173616

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797122694

  • ISBN: 9781797122694

Runtime: 16.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon bestseller

A #1 New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

From legendary storyteller and #1 bestseller Stephen King, whose “restless imagination is a power that cannot be contained” (The New York Times Book Review), comes a thrilling new novel about a good guy in a bad job.

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

How about everything.

This spectacular can’t-put-it-down novel is part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there, and it features one of the most compelling and surprising duos in King fiction, who set out to avenge the crimes of an extraordinarily evil man. It’s about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.

You won’t put this story down, and you won’t forget Billy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Paul Sparks’s performance is so perfect it challenges the listener to stop listening. Sure—just TRY to turn it off! Sparks is fantastic, whether he’s giving voice to a fat Mafioso called Pig or a young rape victim…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A noirish, unputdownable thriller.” People
“His eye for detail, especially at the dreckier end of roadside culture, is sharp…lively and vivid.” New York Times Book Review
“The biggest crime here, however, would be missing out on Billy Summers and King’s new reign as a pulp genius.” USA Today
“A delightfully tense crime thriller…somehow both hard-boiled and human.” AV Club
“To see the undisputed master of horror shift into the realm of noir thrillers is proof that King can still surprise and astound us, all these decades later.” Esquire
“Murder most foul and mayhem most entertaining. Another worthy page-turner.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] tripwire-taut thriller.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“King has multiple novels in play here—thriller, at least two coming-of-age stories, and a knockout road novel…complete with a perfectly orchestrated, moving ending.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Stephen King

Author Bio: Stephen King

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 16.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English