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The Mist

Auteur(s): Stephen King
Narrateur(s): Will Patton
Durée: 5 h et 19 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 évaluations)

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Description

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Stephen King's terrifying novella about a town engulfed in a dense, mysterious mist - as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction....

In the wake of a destructive Maine summer thunderstorm, an impenetrable mist descends from the direction of a local military facility and infiltrates the small town of Bridgton. David Drayton and his son, Billy, are dragged into a living nightmare as unnatural and violent forces concealed by the mist begin to emerge, wreaking havoc in their wake. Now trapped in the local supermarket with a ragtag group of survivors, David unexpectedly faces a growing threat from within, one that promises to challenge the boundaries of sanity itself. In this horrifying mist, hearing is seeing - and believing. And what you're about to hear, you'll never forget.

Originally published in his acclaimed collection Skeleton Crew, this riveting, eerie novella proves why Stephen King is a master storyteller in short form.

©1985 Stephen King (P)1994 Penguin Highbridge Audio

Ce que les critiques disent

"Will Patton's narration will send shivers down the spines of listeners as he shifts between pitched moments of confrontation and frustrating lulls as the characters cope with the monotony of waiting for their doom. His deliberate voice gives the mist an atmospheric thickness that evokes terror. Vocally creating colorful characters and drawing out their utter dread, Patton makes this production an even scarier listen for those who enjoy a good horror tale." (AudioFile magazine)

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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Pretty slim storyline.

it's not bad . just not as good as his other works such as the stand or it.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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It was good

Good story, narriation was great, but I think the movie was way better then the book.

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Different from the Movie

I had watched the movie when it came out in 2007, and I really really hated the ending. Like really hated it. It made me angry every time I though about it. I used it as an example of dumb movie endings for years.

The book ends very differently, and while I still find it a bit unsatisfying, it's better than the movie.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Debbie
  • 2017-07-04

Great audio

I will be listening to this again. I couldn't stop listening even while working. it's that good.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • L. Strickland
  • 2017-07-20

Great narration!

I loved Will Patton's narration. Also nice to find a Stephen King story that doesn't take a month to listen to :)

8 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kim Venatries
  • 2017-05-26

Something in the fog took John Lee!

Frightening story, expertly narrated. What lurks in the mist is nothing compared to the boat load of crazy those cowering from it face. This is the novella previously published in a collection of shorts.

10 personnes sur 12 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jim N
  • 2017-07-05

One of King's Finest efforts

I first read The Mist on a Sunday morning back in the early 1980s. I had picked up a copy of Kirby McCauley's anthology, Dark Forces, and The Mist was (if I recall correctly), the first story in the book.

It was riveting. I read it one sitting, completely transported to a small supermarket in Maine, where a group of people faced a terrifying, inexplicable situation. Rarely has a story ever drawn me in so completely.

The Mist is part Lovecraftian horror, part B-movie homage, and throughly satisfying. It's effectiveness lies in the simplicity of it's concept. The titular mist is pervasive and mysterious. It diminishes the ability of the characters to perceive what's around them and what's around them is unknown, horrifying. That mystery is juxtaposed against a very familiar setting (the interior of a supermarket) in which the all-too-familiar frailties and dangers of human beings create as much drama as what lurks outside.

The story's ending has been a source of some controversy but I think it's perfect.

I've been waiting a long time for a good audio version of The Mist and Will Patton does a great job reading it. If you want to lose yourself in a good horror story for a few hours you can't go wrong with this one.

7 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Scott F Feighner
  • 2017-11-15

A winner from Stephen and Will

I first read THE MIST in 1980 upon it’s first release as part of Kirby McCauly’s DARK FORCES anthology. The story took my breath away. It was a shining example of why SK is such a good storyteller. I’ve actually read the story several times since the first reading. On 1993 someone had the “brilliant” idea to record this in 3D sound as a full cast production. Don’t look for it. It sucked.

This version, something I had waited s long time for, is the real deal. Will Patton, an actor of limitless skill in his narration, brings the story to live in such a way that you forget it’s just Will. His Mrs. Cormody will scare you to your bones. And deeper.

The audiobook is a winner. Only four hours and some chance long, you can listen to it during a day trip

Pick it up and enjoy the fear it induces as fear for the people in the story.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Lynnette
  • 2017-08-19

Classic King

I love all of Stephen King's work. I read this book years ago, but decided I wanted to listen to it this time.
The story is classic King (much different from the series) and of course I loved it. I think, however, the narrator could have been better.

2 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • jon
  • 2017-07-04

one of my favorites.

I love this story, so glad they updated it. will Patton does an amazing job.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jacqueline Zantow
  • 2019-06-09

A Monster Story That Scares — And Explores

I say this knowing that I’m not usually one for a “monster of the week” style of horror/mystery. A ghost can be a cheap trick for scares, and monsters usually can be, too. The Mist doesn’t fall into that trap.

The narration will likely either be loved or disliked, and I fell somewhere in the middle. Giving 5 stars for the heart and soul he put into it, though it was a little much at times.

It’s shy of 6 hours but only feels like 3. You’ll want to keep listening. King has a penchant for slow starts, and this is not exempt; I found the first hour drug a bit. But when it kicks into gear, it really goes. King’s pacing is great then; he doesn’t pull punches but it isn’t overkill. The book skips along.

**SPOILERS AHEADDDD**

What King manages to do in The Mist is create a truly tense atmosphere with a compelling story. One of the worst antagonists in the book isn’t one of the monsters — it’s someone else in the story, Mrs Carmody. One of the more terrifying aspects of this short story is seeing how people react to true horror and how it warps them. Yes, the Lovecraftian monsters are the overt threat, but they eat on prey by chance — Carmody’s crew and the Flat Earth Society (before they’re gobbled up) use their human brains to suggest truly terrible things.

I was very impressed with The Mist, and it’s no wonder it’s been such an influence on other horror media (Silent Hill games, the Half-Life game series, etc.) since its release.

King is hit or miss. This is a hit.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • too_old_to_be_so_indie
  • 2019-06-04

Great story, unfortunate narration

I've always loved this story, and I once had an audio version, but I think it must have been a different narrator, because I am having trouble even listening to this one. He has a weird, weary, breathy delivery with sharp, prominent S's that can be almost painful to the ear at a good listening volume. It could do with some post-production audio tweaking.

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  • Brandon Hanna
  • 2019-06-04

ending

it was really good but the ending left me guessing I wish we could have some closure