Stephen King’s classic #1 New York Times bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Hanks!
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk “the Green Mile,” the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain’s electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he’s never seen anything like John Coffey—a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about John Coffey—a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs….
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this book is good but alittle pricey
OMG!! THIS BOOK ROCKS !!!!!
To start off, i will say that i have never read stephen king before, although my life is still young. I was amazed at the cunning story-line and the great characters. Although i would recomend this to anyone who likes a great story. But then seeing as i am only a teenager, I think i should say this in a parents veiw of it. PARENTS, if you have kids of the ages of 10-16, i would strongly recomend that you should NOT let them listen to this book. Apart from the language, which is very explicit, there are many graphic paragraphs in this book. Just wait. My advice for the impatient of us is to just watch the movie first. It isn't so graphic and the language is anywhere near of what it is in the book. Hope this review helped parents and kids or anyone else.-chis
Sad, disturbing and effective
The narrator of this audiobook, Frank Muller, has a strong, clear voice. However, he began to give me a headache by the end because his delivery was so tiresomely consistent.
If you're looking for something truly escapist, try almost any of Stephen King's other books. What really scares me are the scenes about old age and life at a nursing home, which are as realistic and normal as they are sad. Although many of the portrayals of the death penalty are uncomfortable to sit with too. On the other hand, the fact that this novel is sad and disturbing proves it's succesful in its aims.