The Dead Zone

Author(s): Stephen King
Original Publish Date: Apr 25, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100136108
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508217862
Narrator/s: James Franco
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Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A #1 New York Times bestseller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people's futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind—a "compulsive page-turner" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancEe married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future. With "powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet" (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a "faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing" (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Stephen King
Narrator(s): James Franco
Product Number DD24279
Released: Apr 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508218647
Author(s): Stephen King
Product Number EB00629086
Released: Jan 01, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781501141157

Professional reviews

"Originally published in 1979, this title is finally available for the first time as an audiobook, with actor James Franco narrating. After a car accident and nearly five-year coma, Johnny Smith awakens with a frightening ability to see people's pasts and futures simply by touching them. When Johnny senses that rising political star Greg Stillson may become president and cause a nuclear war, he considers drastic action to stop him. Franco's impressive acting talent is on full display. As the troubled Johnny, he narrates with restraint and melancholy. As Stillson--an amoral businessman who cons his way towards the presidency--Franco oozes menace. Listeners will yearn for Stillson's comeuppance yet sympathize with Johnny's reluctance to act on his uncertain vision of a terrible future. A.T.N. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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