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The Mist Audiobook?

Discussion in 'Skeleton Crew' started by bluesology, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. bluesology

    bluesology Well-Known Member

    I was listening to Rose Madder on audiobook a while back and at the end it listed some other titles available and The Mist was listed. Was this ever made into an audiobook? Because all I have been able to find is the radio dramatization which I was kind of let down by. Has there ever been a more traditional audiobook made consisting of just a straight reading of the story.

    Thanks - sorry if this has been asked already.

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  2. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    The only one I see listed at the Library site is the one you mention.

    StephenKing.com - Mist, The
  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I have not seen a straight reading audiobook of the Mist. I have the audio that you mentioned. Funny story- I had it playing on the way home from work, stopped at a red light just at the part with all the screaming and a policeman pulls up along side waiting for the light too. What a look I got. so, I yelled out- only a SK novel!
  4. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I have it also with the full cast of voices. I like it quite a lot. Even better that just like the book, it doesn't have that abomination of an ending that the movie had. Booo!
  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Way back in 1988 I bought The Mist audiobook (cassette tape) for my (ex) brother in law for his birthday. So I know it exists. He introduced me to SK by way of throwing a copy of The Stand at my head on a miserable car trip. He's a great guy, it was just a funny way to be introduced to my favorite author.
  6. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Lol, I hope he threw the paperback at you at least. The hardcover would be enough to decapitate a person.
  7. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    as far as i know the audio book is a dramatized audio, with full cast, music, sound effects, etc. it definitely abridges the story, but it works very well, and very creepy due the binaural audio used if you use really good surround sound headphones. if you turn of the lights and close your eyes at night time and listen to it, you will be in for a real treat!

    i heard it way back when, when i was in jr. high. it was on cassette then, my teacher in my english class had his students listen to it as a project. never heard of it until then. yrs later i got the cd version, and then lost it due to loaning it to a friend and they friend losing it, i never did get it replaced.

    i know the movie makes some effort to explain what happened and that there was an end of some sort, but i like the idea of the book of the survivors driving off into the mist, not knowing if it has an end or not. it is pretty unsettling, which isnt to say the movie isnt good, it was terrific!
  8. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    there are lots of books that could be used as an actual weapon, i have 7 book cases full of books, some of which are weapon grade. :p
  9. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Yep that's the Audio recording I have too with a full cast. The movie was pretty good.....up until the last 2 minutes. After seeing the ending I wanted to take the DVD out and snap it in two. Hated it with a passion and won't watch it again. The story ending is far superior to me. I know lots of people here liked the movie ending. I thought it wrecked the entire movie. It literally rendered the previous hour and a half of movie useless to me, because I couldn't believe I got invested in the characters to have it end on that note. I was insulted and felt like I was ripped off lol.
  10. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    well on the plus side the dvd/bluray version has an alternate ending, not that it's any better.

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