The Talisman

The Talisman

Audiobook CD - 2001
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Now available on audio--completely unabridged--on MP3 CD for only $19.9, Stephen King and Peter Straub's epic thriller about a young boy's quest to save his mother's life.Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey, an exalting, terrifying quest for the mystical Talisman--the only thing that can save Jack's dying mother. But to reach his goal, Jack must make his way not only across the breadth of the United States but also through the wondrous and menacing parallel world of the Territories. In the Territories, Jack finds another realm, where the air is so sweet and clear a man can smell a radish being pulled from the ground a mile away--and a life can be snuffed out instantly in the continuing struggle between good and evil. Here Jack discovers Twinners, reflections of the people he knows on earth--most notably Queen Laura, the Twinner of Jack's own imperiled mother. As Jack flips between worlds, making his way westward toward the redemptive Talisman, a sequence of heart-stopping encounters challenges him at every step. An unforgettable epic of adventure and resounding triumph, The Talisman is one of the most influential and highly praised works of fantasy ever written.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Audio, : p2001.
ISBN: 9780743520164
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO FICTION King Stephen 2001
Characteristics: 24 audio discs (28 hrs.),digital ;,4 3/4 in.


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Feb 26, 2013

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was my first trek into the world of Travelin' Jack Sawyer and the Territories, and as a fan of King's Dark Tower series (of which this eventually became a companion novel), I was delighted to go back to a time when the Dark Tower universe was young and largely unexplored. Or as King might phrase it, most of the fossil had yet to be discovered. Getting comfortable with Jack's world takes some time even though everything seems similar to our own. In the beginning, at least. It wouldn't be a classic King novel without plenty of supernatural surprises along the way. Part of the fun is experiencing the journey from Jack's perspective, and Jack has no idea what he's in for so we get to learn and grow with him.

phantom790 Jun 11, 2012

First let me State, Stephen King Is My Favorite Author, That Being Said
This was very Hard to listen to,
I read the book when I was younger and Loved it.. But the Reader in this case, reading this story, was awful..


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