The House on Maple Street and Other Stories Art
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The House on Maple Street and Other Stories

The House on Maple Street and Other Stories Art

Released

June 2009

Available Format(s)

CD / eAudio

Read By

Tabitha King, Stephen King, Stephen J. Gould

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Audio

In “The House on Maple Street,” read by Tabitha King, the four Bradbury children discover a mysterious entity slowly replacing the wood and plaster of their home with metal and machinery. Realizing that a cataclysmic event is on the horizon, they plan their own escape while using the opportunity to trap their hated and feared stepfather and be rid of him forever.


It’s just another ordinary day in 1930s Los Angeles for private investigator Clyde Umney, until a new client walks into his office in “Umney’s Last Case” read by Robert Parker. Umney soon learns that his client is the crime-fiction writer who not only created him, but now needs to switch places with him. An unknown power forces Umney to take on the writer’s identity in the year 1994. Now, Clyde needs to figure out how to get back to his own universe and then take revenge on his creator.


Read by Stephen King, “Head Down” is a nonfiction essay that chronicles the 1989 season of his son Owen’s little league baseball team and all the
triumphs and tribulations the team experiences on the road to the Maine State Championships.


Read by Stephen J. Gould, as a companion poem to the short story “Head Down,” “Brooklyn August” takes a nostalgic look back on the glory days of professional baseball.

Previously published by Penguin Audiobooks as 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.

Mysterious machinery begins to take over The House on Maple Street. A private detective finds out that he is merely the character in a crime novel in Umney's Last Case. In the non-fiction piece Head Down, King chronicles the 1989 season of his son Owen's little league baseball team and their journey to the Maine State Championships. And as a companion to Head Down, Brooklyn August takes a nostalgic look back on the glory days of professional baseball.

Stephen King, Tabitha King, Robert Parker, and Stephen J. Gould lend their voices to this haunting collection of classic stories that no Stephen King fan should be without.

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