Stephen (Narrator) King
BOOK FORMAT: Audio Cassette # OF TAPES/CDs: 1
PUBLISHER: Audioworks PUB DATE: 1-Aug-01
From Publishers Weekly
King's fans will likely snap up this audio-only recording of King reading an unpublished short story to an audience at London's Royal Festival Hall. King warms up the audience, humorously warning them to beware of possible murderers lurking in the back seat of their cars as they drive home, adding, "I don't want to scare you.... " The story itself is mostly a comical one: a man tells how he gave his wife a cat for a present, and his wife gave him a dog, but each ended up with the other's pet. The antipathy each felt for their own pet (with anecdotes of the dog throwing up in the husband's shoes, the cat clawing at the wife's drapes, etc.) reflected the disharmony in the marriage itself, until the wife walked out. In typical King fashion, the humor turns to horror at the end. King has narrated many of his novels for audio and has an easy, relaxed style that works well here. He easily assumes the roles of both the man and his best friend, who tell different parts of the story, and makes his voice slightly higher for the woman's dialogue. King loyalists should be pleased to add this mid-range item to their collections, but those on the fringes might wonder if the story would perhaps be a better money value as part of a collection.
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Who knew the master of horror is also a comic? Stephen King fans have long appreciated both the bawdy and understated humor in his writing. Here he demonstrates his humor in front of a live audience in Britain with a story about the relationship of partners in marriage, and their pets' relationships with them and each other. King's native Maine accent offers a clear picture of the plot, but his characterizations are far from polished. There's no happy ending, of course, but, as usual, King shows... read more --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
A Rare Live Stephen King Recording!
Stephen King delivers a haunting, heartfelt performance as he shares a story about the bonds between husbands, wives and pets.
LT has a theory about pets, particularly his Siamese cat. It had been their cat not just his cat, but that was until he came home one day to a note on the fridge. His wife had left him.
The cat stayed behind...