The Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King audiobook

The Gingerbread Girl

By Stephen King
Read by Mare Winningham

Simon & Schuster Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508293682

  • ISBN: 9781508293675

Runtime: 2.24 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years. Em keeps up her running -- barefoot on the beach, sneakers on the road -- and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Winningham relates the story with honesty and sincerity, capturing the melancholy and sadness that abounds in Em's mind. Her gripping delivery is the stuff that great performances are made of. Winningham brings the protagonist to life while still managing to capture the strong sense of foreboding that so often permeates King's tales....The result is a captivating experience sure to ignite the senses of the listener. AudioFile, on The Gingerbread Girl
“A harrowing almost-novella…A story of abuse, psychosis, and loneliness, it is physically exhausting to read—an astounding thing to say for a short work of fiction.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A captivating experience sure to ignite the senses of the listener.” AudioFile
“Has all of [King’s] trademark tension, violence, and catharsis…Winningham’s portrayal of this character will stick with listeners long after the end.” Publishers Weekly

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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
Runtime: 2.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English