On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.
But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?
No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...
Listening to "The Colorado Kid" was like stepping back into the past. If you are a King fan, this is a worthwhile read/listen. If you enjoy mystery or more specifically hard-boiled detective novels, this is an even better read/listen. I plan to listen again, and would recommend it to others.
This is a good story...
but I would not recommend buying it from here. I enjoyed reading the book and I thought that it was a classic King story, not freaky - just good. The reason I would not recommend buying it here is that you can go to Wal Mart and get the actual book for $3.95. It is not long - I read it in about an hour.
Wonderful, Vivid Story - Beautifully written and Narrated!
This is what I think King does best - the short story! Some of my most favorite works by King are his short stories. He creates the most wonderful characters. This isn't the usual King stuff. No killer clowns, werewolves, or vampires. Just two old newspaper men and their young female intern. I felt right at ease with the characters, like I've known them all my life.
"The Colorado Kid" isn't just about the story, but how that story is told. I didn't want this one to end.
Jeffery Demunn rivals Frank Mueller in the superior quality of his narration. While I'll always love Frank reading "The Green Mile" the best, I can't wait to hear more from Jeffery.
Awesome job (again!), Mr. King!