Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Blood and Smoke by Stephen King

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (November 22, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671046160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671046163
  • List Price: $26.00 (cassette) $29.95 (CD)
  • I finished listening to this audiobook on Jan. 16
So, yeah, you're wondering if books on tape count, and I say 'eff, yeah!' Of course they count my dearies. Why? Because they're still books.
Anywho, this book on tape (yeah, my car has a tape player, wanna fight about it?) is actually three tapes with three short stories read by the man himself. Since I am a constant reader of King's I have actually read these stories before, in the short story collection Everything's Eventual. Nonetheless, it was fun to hear SK read them. The stories included are: Lunch at the Gotham Cafe, In the Deathroom, and 1408.
King's voice has an interesting cadence to it. I eespecially enjoy how he says the L sound. I'm not sure if that's good old Maine accent, or unique to him. Either way, I totally dig it, and I'm a little sad it's over. He was also astonishingly convincing, reading the stories with flare and doing all the voices. I like the crazy maitre d' voice with the fake accent and the yelling "EEEEEEE!!" Good times, my friends. In researching this pre-blogging today, I found out that King also recorded Bag of Bones (which, you will remember, was the first book I blogged about here) and I sort of wish I didn't just read it, because I would have liked to have listened to that as well.
The moral of this story is, books on tape are good times.

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