The End of the Whole Mess and Other Stories Art
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The End of the Whole Mess and Other Stories

The End of the Whole Mess and Other Stories Art


September 2009

Available Format(s)

CD / eAudio

Read By

Matthew Broderick, Tim Curry, Eve Beglarian, & Stephen King


Simon & Schuster Audio

In “The End of the Whole Mess,” read by Matthew Broderick, Howard Forney’s journal recounts the intense promise and disastrous effects of
his younger brother Bobby’s genius. When Bobby discovers an unknown chemical that diminishes anger and hostility, he believes he’s found the path to world peace. Only after utilizing an erupting volcano to spread the chemical throughout the world does Bobby learn that the chemical also causes dementia and eventually death.

Stephen King puts his own spin on the character of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “The Doctor’s Case,” read by Tim Curry, in which a crotchety old British Lord is murdered. Lord Hull’s wife and three sons are all suspects, and it is up to Holmes and Watson to find out the truth.

In, “The Moving Finger,” read by Eve Beglarian, Howard Mitla is stunned at the sudden appearance of a solitary human finger poking out of the drain in his apartment’s bathroom sink. Afraid that the finger may attack him, Howard tries everything imaginable to get rid of it, from heavy-duty drain-cleaner to chopping it off. But what plagues Howard most is the thought of what, or whom, that finger is attached to.

In “Home Delivery,” read by Stephen King, Maddie Pace is a young, pregnant widow whose husband recently died in a fishing boat accident.
When reanimated dead bodies start attacking the living, the only defense is to destroy the dead and burn the pieces. It isn’t long before Maddie must confront the zombie of her dead husband and decide if she is strong enough to watch him die all over again.

Previously released by Penguin Audiobooks in Nightmares & Dreamscapes

From the Box

Stephen King's unparalleled imagination is in full force in this collection of four unabridged short stories originally found in the classic, Nightmares & Dreamscapes. An all-star cast of readers bring to life these timeless stories from the darkest places.

One man's pursuit of world peace turns deadly in The End of the Whole Mess. Stephen King puts his spin on the familiar duo of Holmes and Watson in The Doctor's Case. In The Moving Finger, menace arrives poking out of the drain of a bathroom sink. And a young, pregnant widow takes on a zombie attack in Home Delivery.

Matthew Broderick, Tim Curry, Eve Beglarian and Stephen King lend their voices to this haunting collection of classic stories that no Stephen King fan should be without.

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