Stephen King month on Audible - most books now £4.99
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Stephen King month on Audible - most books now £4.99

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Found 4th Sep 2016Made hot 16th Sep 2016
There are big discounts on many of the Stephen King books on Audible this month. Bag of bones is down from over £30 to £4.99. If anyone fancies a real epic The Stand is almost 48 hours long and a great listen.

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just reading 'needful things' thumbs up from me

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ramtec

just reading 'needful things' thumbs up from me



Any good?

any idea how to get the offer to apply? went through to checkout and the books are still showing full price? thanks

do you know how to get the offer to apply? went through to checkout and the books are still showing full price? thanks

I listened to a third of it on an audiobook from YouTube once and then it got pulled. was pretty good but really really long!!

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lenmar

any idea how to get the offer to apply? went through to checkout and the … any idea how to get the offer to apply? went through to checkout and the books are still showing full price? thanks



I've just seen that it says members only. Not sure if that means just those with a current subscription.... Do you already have an audible account?

oh ok. Didn't read the small print! I went through as an Amazon customer instead. thankyou for the update. il have a look at getting myself signed up.

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lenmar

oh ok. Didn't read the small print! I went through as an Amazon customer … oh ok. Didn't read the small print! I went through as an Amazon customer instead. thankyou for the update. il have a look at getting myself signed up.



Try the 3 month deal linked in the opening post. Not sure if its still valid though. You might want save any credits you get for full price books though as they can be much more expensive than the books in this deal.

The stand is fantastic. IT, is brilliant, then loads of other great, the shining, misery to name a couple

nailsy

Any good?



Yep worth a go. I read 'the dark half' many many years ago and enjoyed that too

Have read every one of Stephen Kings books, not many that i didnt enjoy. The Stand is one of his best but his star has to be the Gunslinger series, absolutely brilliant, shame it ever had to end. Dont think it will be in the deal but The Talisman (with Peter Straub), is also a superb book. Then theres the Green Mile, Stand By Me, the list is endless

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moorjock

Have read every one of Stephen Kings books, not many that i didnt enjoy. … Have read every one of Stephen Kings books, not many that i didnt enjoy. The Stand is one of his best but his star has to be the Gunslinger series, absolutely brilliant, shame it ever had to end. Dont think it will be in the deal but The Talisman (with Peter Straub), is also a superb book. Then theres the Green Mile, Stand By Me, the list is endless



I've just ordered all of The Dark Tower books through this deal. Or all except the 8th book which seems to be a side novel.

The Talisman is included in the offer. Is it part of a series as Audible call it The Talisman Book One?

Currently finishing Pet Sematary.

I can add a recommendation for the stand. I have also listened to Mr Mercedes and it was good as well.

ibblackberry1

The stand is fantastic. IT, is brilliant, then loads of other great, the … The stand is fantastic. IT, is brilliant, then loads of other great, the shining, misery to name a couple



Have you managed to find IT on audiobook?

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paddy29

I can add a recommendation for the stand. I have also listened to Mr … I can add a recommendation for the stand. I have also listened to Mr Mercedes and it was good as well.



Both of the follow ups to Mr Mercedes are included in the offer.

There's a book I really want but I can't find it.

nailsy

The Talisman is included in the offer. Is it part of a series as Audible … The Talisman is included in the offer. Is it part of a series as Audible call it The Talisman Book One?

There's two in total. The sequel is called Black House.

Edited by: "nikolai" 5th Sep 2016

Banned

Not sure about this, but are there any Stephen King books which have been narrated and saved to YouTube? This would mean you could just play YouTube to listen to the book, rather than use Audible. This might save you £7.99 a month or £96 a year?

Banned

Ok, so this does work! Proof of concept

youtu.be/kgU…3B8

The complete Stephen King audio book of Finders Keepers. Have I just saved you £7.99?

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smiler594

Not sure about this, but are there any Stephen King books which have been … Not sure about this, but are there any Stephen King books which have been narrated and saved to YouTube? This would mean you could just play YouTube to listen to the book, rather than use Audible. This might save you £7.99 a month or £96 a year?



Once you buy the books on Audible they are yours to keep, you don't need to subscribe to keep listening to them.
Can you download the YouTube audio books? I usually listen to books while I'm in the car, or wandering around the house so need something that is mobile and would bookmark my place.

nailsy

Any good?


I think it's pretty meh.

moorjock

Have read every one of Stephen Kings books, not many that i didnt enjoy. … Have read every one of Stephen Kings books, not many that i didnt enjoy. The Stand is one of his best but his star has to be the Gunslinger series, absolutely brilliant, shame it ever had to end. Dont think it will be in the deal but The Talisman (with Peter Straub), is also a superb book. Then theres the Green Mile, Stand By Me, the list is endless



Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I read the first one and thought it was awful. I do have the second and third on my shelf but they have been sat there since they first came out and I can't bring myself to read them after the first one.

ibblackberry1

IT, is brilliant,



The book is a cocaine nightmare. Infinite voids and a space turtle, there's a reason the mini series shifted focus.
Edited by: "Krooner" 16th Sep 2016


I've just ordered all of The Dark Tower books through this deal. Or all except the 8th book which seems to be a side novel.
The Talisman is included in the offer. Is it part of a series as Audible call it The Talisman Book One?[/quote]
The Talisman does have a sequal, it is set a long time later, also written in collabaration with Straub, called The Black House, it also features tie ins and glimpses of the Dark Tower scenario, a great book on its own. The eigth Dark Tower book, Whistle Down The Wind? is a standalone, it gives a glimpse into the past of the young gunslinger and dabbles on the origins of the beginning,it is a great aside to the series, full of Kings twists and turns and keeps you glued, leaves you wanting more


Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I read the first one and thought it was awful. I do have the second and third on my shelf but they have been sat there since they first came out and I can't bring myself to read them after the first one.[/quote]
I think a lot of Kings book begin a little slowly and i have come accross a couple that i just couldnt latch onto Dolores Claibourne took me three attempts, worth it in the end although i cannot help thinking that Mr Kings wife Tabitha, had a lot to do with that book.
I love the Dark Tower series because of its Western gunslinger type plot but also the 'where is it/when is it' scenario, Once its set its basic scenario it does tend to be more of a character led 'play' style for a while. Well worth tring again if you have five minutes.

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moorjock

Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I … Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I read the first one and thought it was awful. I do have the second and third on my shelf but they have been sat there since they first came out and I can't bring myself to read them after the first one.

I think a lot of Kings book begin a little slowly and i have come accross a couple that i just couldnt latch onto Dolores Claibourne took me three attempts, worth it in the end although i cannot help thinking that Mr Kings wife Tabitha, had a lot to do with that book.
I love the Dark Tower series because of its Western gunslinger type plot but also the 'where is it/when is it' scenario, Once its set its basic scenario it does tend to be more of a character led 'play' style for a while. Well worth tring again if you have five minutes.[/quote]

A lot of people have said that the first book is more like a prologue than a standalone novel. They get better as you go through the series apparently.

moorjock

Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I … Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I read the first one and thought it was awful. I do have the second and third on my shelf but they have been sat there since they first came out and I can't bring myself to read them after the first one.



I was in the same boat - love King but having read (endured?) the first in the Gunslinger Series I was like "really? all the hype for this" But honestly, give the drawing of the three a go. The opening chapter gets you and it really doesn't let go. Eventhough it's almost twice the length of the first book I read it in half the time.

It really doesn't disappoint - can't wait to start the Wastelands soon

Is he related to john major.

Satan_Claws

Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I … Oddly I have also read all of his books, except the Gunslinger series, I read the first one and thought it was awful. I do have the second and third on my shelf but they have been sat there since they first came out and I can't bring myself to read them after the first one.


Thank God - I thought I was the only one.
Love most of SK's books, and I've read The Stand every year since I was in my teens (so we're talking decades, here!), but I couldn't get into the Gunslinger books at all.

Late

Thank God - I thought I was the only one.Love most of SK's books, and … Thank God - I thought I was the only one.Love most of SK's books, and I've read The Stand every year since I was in my teens (so we're talking decades, here!), but I couldn't get into the Gunslinger books at all.



​It gets a LOT better after the first one. If you're not hooked after reading the second book then I'd say it's probably not for you.

Absolutely loved the gunslinger, and not a SK fan in general. Fantastic series.

smiler594

Ok, so this does work! Proof of concepthttp://youtu.be/kgUxgtVF3B8The … Ok, so this does work! Proof of concepthttp://youtu.be/kgUxgtVF3B8The complete Stephen King audio book of Finders Keepers. Have I just saved you £7.99?



Piracy, not available offline, wont play when backgrounded/locked on phone (on ios, at least), won't remember where I was when I return & the one sole comment politely asks if someone could upload the ending



Edited by: "afly" 5th Sep 2016

One of my favourite king books (I've read most of them) is Pet Semetary (that's how it's spelt before anybody jumps on the grammar wagon!) is one of the best books of his I've read. It's one of those situations where you know it's wrong but in the same situation you'd probably do the same, it's heart wrenching and a dark story that touches on one of the worst things that could happen to any parent .
I highly recommend that if anybody wants to read it.

hermy

One of my favourite king books (I've read most of them) is Pet Semetary … One of my favourite king books (I've read most of them) is Pet Semetary (that's how it's spelt before anybody jumps on the grammar wagon!) is one of the best books of his I've read. It's one of those situations where you know it's wrong but in the same situation you'd probably do the same, it's heart wrenching and a dark story that touches on one of the worst things that could happen to any parent .I highly recommend that if anybody wants to read it.



​It's actually spelt 'Sematary'.

pedant/10

M-O-O-N. That spells Hot Deal!

nailsy

I've just ordered all of The Dark Tower books through this deal. Or all … I've just ordered all of The Dark Tower books through this deal. Or all except the 8th book which seems to be a side novel. The Talisman is included in the offer. Is it part of a series as Audible call it The Talisman Book One?



Don't skip Wind through the Key Hole. It takes place between the fourth and fifth book and is sort of a bridging novel. It's a wonderful book and shouldn't be missed.

Banned

I wonder if you can download this using KODI and use an app to bookmark/use offline. Should be possible...

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If you already own any of these books on Kindle it's worth checking on Amazon to see how much it is to add the Audible Narration. Most of the ones I own have been £4.99 so match the price on Audible, but Dr Sleep is only £3.99 if purchased via Amazon.

11.22.63 is a great listen - and a lot more satisfying than the miniseries!
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