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Book Title: Everything's Eventual: 5 Dark Tales|
Date of issue: 2002
ISBN 13: 9781419304538
The author of the book: Stephen King
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 825 KB
Edition: Recorded Books
Read full description of the books Everything's Eventual: 5 Dark Tales:The 14 short stories included in Stephen King’s Everything’s Eventual have been published in several audiobook products. Recorded Books published a two-volume set, which contained all 14 stories; you can find links to my audiobook reviews for those below. Simon & Schuster also released two volumes from this anthology, and Everything’s Eventual, 5 Dark Tales is the first.
Autopsy Room 4 narrated by Oliver Platt.
All Howard wanted was a relaxing game of golf on a Saturday afternoon. Searching for his ball in the rough at the fourteenth hole, Howard experiences a sharp, stinging pain on his left calf, and then nothing. Howard wakes from one nightmare, into another that is far worse. He is wheeled into an operating room. There are doctors with sharp instruments hovering over him. Howard is completely paralyzed and cannot make a sound or even blink his eyes. As he watches in silent horror, the doctors prepare to begin the autopsy. This is one of the most chilling stories I’ve ever read. Imagine being alive and conscious, but unable to tell or show anyone as they prepare to perform an autopsy on you! Brr!
Lucky Quarter narrated by Judith Ivey.
Darlene is just a working-class girl, trying to raise her two kids on the wages and tips of a hotel chambermaid in Carson City, Nevada. That’s why, upon discovering that one of the hotel guests has left a single quarter in her tip envelope, all she can do is laugh. Further inspection reveals, however, that the quarter was not the only thing in her envelope. The guest in room 322 also left a note, proclaiming “This is a lucky quarter. It’s true, lucky you!” The note makes Darlene laugh even harder as she wonders how this is going to help her pay for the shoes and braces that her kids need. Deciding that the quarter is bad karma, she vows to get rid of it as quickly as possible and drops it into the slot-machine in the hotel’s lobby. This is merely the beginning of a winning streak that goes far beyond Darlene’s wildest dreams. Lucky Quarter doesn’t offer much to the reader, I’m sorry to say. Only Stephen King could have successfully marketed this story. Its only redeeming value is that it’s so short you barely have time to get bored with it. Luckily for us, Lucky Quarter is probably the worst we will find in the Everything’s Eventual collection.
The Road Virus Heads North narrated by Jay O Sanders.
Travelling home one day, Richard decides to stop when he spots a garage sale. While browsing the items, an unusual painting catches his eye and he decides to buy it. The painting portrays a dangerous looking young man in a souped-up car, but Richard soon notices that this is no ordinary painting. As Richard drives home, the scenery in the painting begins to change into familiar places, and it soon becomes clear that the hoodlum in the painting is following him home. Richard almost convinces himself that his imagination is playing tricks on him, until the souped-up car pulls into his driveway. Stephen King seems to like the idea of spooky paintings; he used the idea in two novels, Rose Madder, and more recently Duma Key. I agree with King, it makes for some creepy subject matter.
FULL LIST OF STORIES ON THIS AUDIOBOOK:
Autopsy Room 4
The Little Sisters of Eluria
The Road Virus Heads North
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Read information about the authorStephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.
Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. From his sophomore year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate. He came to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional. He graduated in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level. A draft board examination immediately post-graduation found him 4-F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.
He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students; they married in January of 1971. As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men's magazines.
Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men's magazines. Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.
In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.
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