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A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

Scritto da Stephen King

Narrato da Jessica Hecht


A Good Marriage

Scritto da Stephen King

Narrato da Jessica Hecht

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4/5 (487 valutazioni)
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3 ore
Pubblicato:
30 set 2014
ISBN:
9781442383616
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Audiolibro

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Descrizione

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kristen Connelly, Joan Allen, and Anthony La Paglia, Stephen King's short story, "A Good Marriage" from Full Dark, No Stars is now available as a stand-alone audio edition!

Bob Anderson, Darcy's husband of more than twenty years, is away on one of his business trips, when his unsuspecting wife looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers she doesn't know her husband at all, but rather has been living with a stranger. This horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, could be the end of what Darcy though was a good marriage…
Pubblicato:
30 set 2014
ISBN:
9781442383616
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

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, and Doctor Sleep 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.


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  • (4/5)
    The lesson of this disturbing dark tale is that you never really know someone, no matter how close you are. Darcy Anderson stumbles across her husband's horrible secret one night while he's away on business. They have two grown children together and well over two decades of marital bliss, but what's hidden inside a box in the garage changes everything. I think the best part of the story was waiting to see how Darcy would handle the situation. There was no easy answer for her.Jessica Hecht gave a fantastic performance for this audiobook. Her voice as Darcy was sugary sweet and just as I would imagine she'd sound. She also had the right amount of creepy edge to her voice when speaking as the husband. At just over 3-1/2 hours, A GOOD MARRIAGE was a quick listen, but it was packed with suspense. I loved the ending.Disclosure: I received a copy of this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • (3/5)
    This is typical King with a twist at the end. It's a quick read.
  • (5/5)
    Stephen King can even write a fairly short book! I was surprised when I started this audio version that he was the author---I just wasn't paying attention---but as usual, he gets right into the subject with all of the surrounding mystery. I sort of gave up on his more gruesome books a while back so this was a nice surprise---yes, not in the least cheerful, but definitely a story.
  • (3/5)
    Bill & Darcy Anderson has had a very good marriage for 20 years. Until the day Bill leaves on a trip, and Darcy find something disturbing and so unbelievable. Her world is rocked to the core.This is the first short story I have read of Stephen King's. I did enjoy the story, but I had a really hard time listening to the narrator. I'm use to reading stories that feature strong women, but sadly Darcy comes off weak and naive. But on the other hand, I did really feel bad for her. It would be shocking for anyone to find out a dark secret when you think you know a person. A Good Marriage is a suspenseful read. Edge of your seat, intense. Television & movie actress, Jessica Hecht narrates A Good Marriage.A Good Marriage can also be found in Stephen King's Anthology Full Dark, No Stars. It's also soon to be a major motion picture staring Joan Allen & Anthony Lapaglia.
  • (4/5)
    A great read/listen. This is a straightforward horror/suspense piece. It was fairly short, only 3+30 or so. A tight, spiraling plot with appropriate character development. In classic Stephen King style, readers are only told what we need to know of the character's lives. How well do you know your spouse?
  • (3/5)
    If you like Stephen King, you'll like this (This is also new movie that has just come out!)! What would you do if you found out something bad about your spouse -- something really bad! This novella makes you think about this scenario and what you might be able to live with, or -- maybe not.... I don't want to give anything away, because it's really short (only 100 pages), but it's pretty scary to think about!
  • (5/5)
    Amazing story! It really kept me engaged! I really love king's work
  • (1/5)
    I thought it would be more exciting. It wasn't in my opinion.
  • (5/5)
    Reminds me exactly why Stephen King is the master of suspense and thrillers. A bit dark but you already know that if you’re a fan. Characters are well developed. And the story is gripping. Once you think you’ve figured it out there’s a curve ball. I really enjoyed this one. Great writing.
  • (4/5)
    Narrator Jessica Hecht’s voice almost ruined a great story
    Worth reading!
  • (3/5)
    It was good but rather straightforward, not as many twists and turns as I’ve grown accustomed to with a Stephen king novel
  • (1/5)
    Boring! Hate I wasted time on this one! I’d pass on this!
  • (5/5)
    This book was so good! The King still has it :)
  • (2/5)
    The narrator is absolutely terrible. The storyline is very predictable. Not for me but maybe for others
  • (4/5)
    Saw the movie first. Both are good. Thnx for the listen
  • (5/5)
    The voice actress did an amazing job voicing different characters and putting such feeling into the story. I am a Stephen King fan, but I don't always have time to sit and read so the Audio book allowed me to multitask. This is a great story....I love how King has such relatable characters and situations to make the reader ponder the dilemma if it occurred in their own lives.
  • (4/5)
    Really good book, Stephen King is one of my favorite authors.
  • (5/5)
    De lo mejor que ha salido de la mente del Sr. King. Y la dramatización está en su punto.
  • (5/5)
    This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I stayed up all night reading it.
  • (2/5)
    The narrators voice broke the story. Terribly affected performance—very theater-kid and breathy.
  • (4/5)
    Good story but I really don't think you could have been as oblivious as Darcy was about Bob's real character, of course that was sort of part of the plot. I did like how the story ended as I am a sucker for everything being tied up at the end of a story. It is a short story and the narration was really unique in a way. The woman who narrated reminded me of the actress who plays Annie on the TV Series Castle Rock. Worth a listen.
  • (5/5)
    I am a natural speedreader as much as i try not to. A friend kept suggesting audiobooks. I finally relented and decided the king would be the best to give it a whirl. I had a lil trouble at first, but then it evened out as i enjoy stephen kings writing style. The narrator did a good job of keeping my attention. And just like that* i finished my first audiobook and enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend this book and this narrator to anyone!
  • (5/5)
    For my first audiobook, I can say that I picked the right book and had the best experience!
  • (2/5)

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    I couldn’t make it through an hour. Love King. Everything he writes, I love. But this narrator is the absolute worst I have ever heard.

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  • (2/5)
    Not a fan of the voice actor. Couldn't finish it.
  • (5/5)

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    the story line was excellent. the narrators voice was difficult to listen to.

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  • (3/5)
    ‘Did she know everything about him? Of course not. No more than he knew everything about her [...] There was no knowing everything, but she felt that after twenty-seven years, they knew all the important things. It was a good marriage, one of the fifty percent or so that kept working over the long haul. She believed that in the same unquestioning way she believed that gravity would hold her to the earth when she walked down the sidewalk.Until that night in the garage.’Darcy and Bob Anderson have been contently married for 27 years. Together they have two children and they own a successful mail-order business that deals in collectible American coins which causes Bob to be away on travel frequently. During one of his trips, Darcy goes in search of batteries in the garage after the TV remote dies. In her search, she finds disturbing pornographic magazines that she never would have dreamed Bob would ever read but that ended up being the least disturbing thing she found in the garage that night. The most disturbing was a little wooden box that she herself had given Bob which contained a blood donor card, a library card and driver’s license of a Marjorie Duvall. Marjorie Duvall had been on the six o’clock news recently after she was found murdered by a suspected serial killer named “Beadie”.Stephen King has said Dennis Rader, otherwise known as the “BTK killer” was his inspiration for A Good Marriage. Dennis Rader was a serial killer that murdered a total of ten people between the years 1974 and 1991. He was a seemingly innocuous member of his community; president of his church council, Cub scout leader and married with two children. No one ever looked at him twice until he was finally caught and convicted of his crimes in 2005. A Good Marriage is a short yet disquieting read that makes you wonder just how well you know the ones you love. Darcy and Bob were married for years and she never once suspected that her loving husband was capable of such brutality; never thought that the serial killer on the news could be the man she married.My initial response to the ending of this story was discontent. The more I thought about it though, I can’t deny that this still managed to be an adroitly written story that manages to uncover the hidden darkness in all of us, leaving an all encompassing unsettling feeling as a reader. King’s short stories are always my favorite reads of his, although this one definitely left me wanting. I felt more detail was necessary to properly end this tale and I was honestly expecting a twist that never came. Jessica Hecht did a fantastic job with the narration though and really brought Darcy’s nightmare of a situation to life.
  • (3/5)
    Sorry, but this is NOT one of King's better works! The story was good, just predictable, which is not one of Stephen King's known traits. SPOILER ALERT: This story follows Darcy Anderson's perfectly ordinary marriage to Bob. They have two children that they both love and the children love them. They have a side business that consists of buying and selling coins. Bob takes trips all over the country to look at coin sets for his business. Darcy stays home and takes care of the business side of things. One night, while Bob is gone on business, she stumbles across a box of catalogs that she thinks Bob has put there to keep her from buying things from them. Inside this box, she finds a questionable magazine. The kind that she would never think that Bob would buy. She then stumbles across a hiding place behind the boxes. Inside this hiding place, she finds evidence that Bob may be a serial killer. She researches the dates of the killings and figures out that Bob was close to these areas when he was off "buying coins". Bob comes home and figures out that Darcy knows. He just has to figure out if Darcy will turn him in, or will she live with it. Darcy decides to get justice herself. To get justice for the families of the victims of the killer. A few months later, someone comes along asking questions about the serial killer. He finds out the truth and basically just goes home. Darcy gets her justice and all is well that ends well.Sorry to ruin the book for you, but honestly, there is not much "ruining" that can happen with this one.
  • (4/5)

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    Darcy’s husband has a secret and she can’t just forget about what she found and pretend things are the same as they used to be. Darcy begins to search for information to convince herself that what she suspects is not true. But what she discovers is even worse.From the synopsis and the picture on the cover, I was expecting a classic horror story. And while it did have elements of horror, it is more suspense than horror. The tension builds as Darcy finds out more and more about the extent of her husband’s secret. And as the suspense builds, so does the fear.If the plot sounds familiar to some Stephen King fans, it’s because this story was originally published in 2010 as one of the short stories in Full Dark, No Stars. It was re-released as a stand-alone audiobook to coincide with the upcoming motion picture production.Audio production:The book was read by Jessica Hecht. She did a great job portraying the at first clueless Darcy, who gradually gains confidence and strength, and her overconfident husband. The story is easy to follow and at only three and a half hours long, a good choice for listeners new to the audio format.

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  • (5/5)
    A GOOD MARRIAGE BY STEPHEN KING: I have been a Stephen King fan for many many years. I am not saying that I like all Kings books because that would be a lie. So when I tell you that A GOOD MARRIAGE, a King short story is ten stars I mean its GREAT! This is old school King, meaning that the book starts out innocent enough( a woman describing her marriage) and concludes with an ending that is so typical King. I have always thought that his short stories are always his best efforts, and A GOOD MARRIAGE is no different.