Literate Housewife is Taking on The Stand

Last October I revisited my first ever Stephen King novel, Pet Semetary, as part of Jenn’s Bookshelves First Book to Terrify Me feature. Since it was such a fun experiment for me, I thought I’d pick another King novel to read this year during 2014’s Murder, Monsters, and Mayhem. This year I’m choosing something new, The Stand.

Cover of The Stand

I’ve chosen the audiobook version narrated by Grover Gardner. At just under 48 hours long, I anticipate that it will take me the entire month if not a little longer to finish it. I’ll keep you posted on my progress along the way. The fear shall set in bright and early tomorrow morning on my drive into work. I’m hoping that Mr. Gardner is prepared to hold my hand along the way.


  • At 2014.09.30 12:41, Jenn Lawrence said:

    So proud of you, my dear! This is one of his greats; definitely not one that should be missed!

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    • At 2014.09.30 13:38, Ti said:

      I adored the first version but then a few years ago I read the unabridged version and found it less amazing. Couldn’t figure out if it was an age thing since I first read it in college and you know how that time is. . The 2nd time I read it for a read along so it was hard to keep up. Maybe the pressure to read to a schedule added to the dragging.

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      • At 2014.09.30 16:14, Susan H. said:

        Great novel! I read it twice, and it still sticks with me.

        • At 2014.10.01 06:37, Sandy said:

          I’ve only read this book, but I’ve never EVER been disappointed with Uncle Stevie’s narrators. (He is an audio addict so I believe he has some word in who represents him.) I read this book for the first time in 8th grade, and even then, I’m not so sure I was scared by it like Pet Semetary. It is just damned good storytelling.

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