The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his "number one fan" and suffering a frightening case of writer's block-that could prove fatal. One of "Stephen King's best.genuinely scary" (USA TODAY). Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader-she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life-just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don't work, she can get really nasty. "Terrifying" (San Francisco Chronicle), "dazzlingly well-written" (The Indianapolis Star), and "truly gripping" (Publishers Weekly), Misery is "classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense" (The Boston Globe).
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by Stephen King
by Stephen King, Stewart O'Nan
by Stephen King, Peter Straub
by Jonathan Kellerman
"Lindsay Crouse demonstrates chilling versatility in her taut reading of one of King's most suspenseful tales. Writer Paul Sheldon, crippled in a car accident, is rescued by obsessed fan Annie Wilkes, who nurses him in her isolated home. She is obsessed with Sheldon's series protagonist, Misery Chastain, and will stop at nothing to ensure that he writes another book even though the author has killed off his character. MISERY is a psychological thriller, as much about the relationship of storyteller to story as it is about Paul's desperate need to escape. Crouse's deft handling of Wilkes's tender moments brings us uncomfortably close to the mind the madwoman. Yet more terrifying is Crouse's interpretation of the character of Paul, who is at once repelled by his captor and attracted to the strange power that he finds in her obsession with his writing. Crouse's delivery of King's dark humor will also have listeners laughing at surprising moments. F.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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