Fairy TaleFairy Tale by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Charlie, a guy in his late teens, hears a dog whining while passing by a crumbling old house – investigation draws him to aid an old man and an aging German Shepherd. The guy fell off a ladder and broke his leg. Charlie becomes a caregiver and eventually learns about the massive amount of gold in the old man’s safe. The gold comes from another world – a fantastical world in the screwy mind of Stephen King – and the shed in the backyard.

Liked. It is a fairy tale – giants, castles, princesses, and magic. There are also dead people, evil curses, and painful, grizzly deformities. No objectionable language, no sex, no jump-scares. The narration, character voicing, and production are excellent.

Not so hot. Well, not much. But it is a Stephen King novel; ergo, it is long and verbose – he can’t help it. Besides, that’s why we love his books! Bumped the speed to 1.4; it’s a bit slow for my taste – not really a criticism.

Written by Stephen King, narrated by Seth Numrich and Stephen King, just over 24 hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format, released in September 2022 by Simon & Schuster Audio.

Fun listen.


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