In this #1 national bestseller, "master storyteller" (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner-the one that survives. In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules-keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out-permanently. A "psychologically dark tale with commentary on society, teenage life, and cultural entertainment, The Long Walk is still poignant decades after its original publication" (Publishers Weekly). This edition features an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman."
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by Stephen King
by Stephen King, Peter Straub
by Karen Kingsbury
by Richard Paul Evans
by Alexandra Bracken
by Camryn King
"In the not-too-distant future, teenage boys meet on a secluded highway to take part in a death march that will provide endless hours of enjoyment for the viewing public, who want nothing more than to see the participants meet an untimely end. THE LONG WALK is perhaps the most original and character-driven story King has ever written (originally under the name of Richard Bachman). The novel revolves around 16-year-old Ray Garraty, who struggles his way through the course, which begins at the Maine/Canada border and stretches along the eastern coast of the U.S. Narrator Kirby Heyborne delivers a stunning performance that sounds as if it was recorded in a single marathon session. Heyborne's voice waivers throughout, battling fatigue as he walks every step of the journey in Garraty's bloody shoes. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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