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Product Details

  • Audio CD: 2 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442349131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442349131
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His most recent include 11/22/63, Full Dark, No Stars, Under the Dome, Just Past Sunset, and Lisey’s Story. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Customer Reviews

This is a good story for a die-hard Stephen King fan.
Kathleen Kinsella
I think it took about 40 minutes or so to read, maybe less, which is another reason why I'd consider it a short story.
Mary Kean
As usual both stories were imaginative and suspenseful with a surprise ending.
Rae

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rick on September 2, 2013
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The "short story" was interesting but $11.48 is a little steep for a 90 minute listen....I will not buy any more audio CDs from Amazon unless the number of CDs and total run time are listed in the offering
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Horse Shooter on September 18, 2012
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The reading of Stephen King's Mile 81 was the brighter side of the big picture, the actual story in itself was a weak version of a R.L. Stine Goosebump book for children. The best part of Mile 81 was listening to him mock Justin Bieber, otherwise SKIP.

The Dune, on the other hand, was amazing. short. brazen. great.
The story of The Dune could have even been turned into one of his even longer 'Shawshank' size stories, but regardless by the end of the 15 minute story I LITERALLY hit the back-track and listened to it again on the car ride home, praying I missed something the first time, but was pleasantly surprised that I hadn't and loved the eerie story that much more.

The Mile 81 Audio is a toss up whether to purchase or not, I bought it at a hole-in-the-wall used book store and no offense to the author (being a huge fan of King) but that is the exact place you should buy it, no Mile 81 retail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 22, 2012
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It was an OK book. It was a very very quick read (a half day). It was really over before it even bagane. I wanted MORE...it wasn't scary, trilling or anything "King" like. Then it just ends.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kean on January 12, 2012
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Stephen King is so prolific that those of us who are "constant readers" find his prose as comfortably familiar as a pair of old slippers. I believe Mile 81 is being marketed as a novella, but I would consider it more of a short story. The Body, a story that the publishers are comparing it to, is much longer with much more backstory and character development and definitely a proper novella.

King draws from his well of careworn characters, ie, wise beyond their years children, salt of the earth downeasterners, but once again manages not only to make them interesting, you actually want to root for them.

Spoiler Alert!!!! This isn't so much a supernatural/paranormal type story as it alien or monster. I think it took about 40 minutes or so to read, maybe less, which is another reason why I'd consider it a short story. I read on average 2 to 3 books a week from all different authors and genres, and I would highly recommend this to everyone, whether you are a King fan or not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doug on March 31, 2012
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I'm not sure why so many people don't like this short story. It did not require any deep thought or have hidden meanings, it was just an entertaining story which was probably all it was intended to be. I had one small complaint. The part where the first state trooper went to check the car and it stated he left the safety on when pulling his Glock. As any one familar with guns knows a Glock does not have a manual safety, the safety is part of the trigger. Just a minor detail.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fezabel on January 24, 2012
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This is Stephen King at his best. Mile 81 is gory, creepy, scary, and FUN! It brings me back to the earliest books, the ones that brought visceral reactions & all of the boogieman fears right up to the surface. Of course, I was stuck at mile 81 on the Kennedy Expressway when I was listening to it. Excellent!

Do not listen to this in the dark. Or maybe you should. Either way, you'll be glad you listened to it - and you'll never look at another station wagon the same way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Actor, Dancer, Techie on August 31, 2012
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I've had good luck with Steven King audiobooks so when I found this for a good price I couldn't resist.

The titular work, "Mile 81", ended up being nothing to write home about. However, I was entertained so I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

"The Dune", however, was excellent! The ending had me laughing and slapping my leg in glee! That gets 5 out of 5 which pushes the overall rating to 4 out of 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By booklover55 on April 18, 2012
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Why do I do this to myself. I know King's books will keep me up at night I know I'll have bad dreams, that he will embed images in my mind, but every time I see a new Stephen King book on the shelf I have to buy it.
For me it started with Carrie. This book takes me back to Christine. Only King could make classic car scary.The Souls of Dumah
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More About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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