Obtenez votre premier livre audio gratuitement

The Talisman

Narrateur(s): Frank Muller
Série: Jack Sawyer , Livre 1
Durée: 28 h
4.5 out of 5 stars (163 évaluations)

CDN$ 14,95 par mois; les 30 premiers jours sont gratuits. Annulable en tout temps.

Description

On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm.

One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin....

©2001 Simon & Schuster; 2001 Stephen King and Peter Straub

Ce que les critiques en disent

Audie Award Winner, Fiction (unabridged), 2002
"A classic...rare and dazzling...a journey to rival the greatest adventure stories ever told." ( New York Daily News)
"Extraordinary...makes your hair stand on end." ( The Washington Post)

D'autres livres audio du même...

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Talisman

Moyenne des évaluations de clients
Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    118
  • 4 étoiles
    33
  • 3 étoiles
    8
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    3
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    123
  • 4 étoiles
    18
  • 3 étoiles
    8
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0
Histoire
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    112
  • 4 étoiles
    24
  • 3 étoiles
    9
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    3

Évaluations – Cliquez sur les onglets pour changer la source des évaluations.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous book and excellent narration.

I read this many years ago, and loved it. After losing my eyesight, the world of books were closed to me for awhile, until I found Audible. I’ve been listening to many of Stephen Kings book, and have thoroughly enjoyed them ,but this one stands out for the incredible narrative skills of the narrator. He became Wolf(who I named my first German Shepherd for) and he became Speedy, Morgan, all the characters had their own voices and he thoroughly brought this book alive to me again. I have sat with rapt attention for the last 3 days, listening to this wonderful book and this incredible narrator. Buy it. You will love it like I do!

7 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Don't Listen to this one at Night

I use Audible to lull my brain to sleep. This book was incredibly exciting, tension filled and addictive. The reader had a great voice and his characters were all individual, recognizable, and very believable. This is a King/Straub tour de force. I was immediately caught up in the story. The protagonist is easy to like and I found myself empathising with him and his travails. I can recommend this audio book whole heartedly, Just dont listen at night. I kept waking up when the Sleep timer turned it off and resetting for another hour.. I was exhausted, in that great way that you cannot wait to get back to the story. #Audible1

3 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Best credit I ever spent

This book was amazing! I laughed, I cried, I was spooked. This is definitely the best Stephen King book I've ever read/listened to and this is coming from an avid King fan. Now to listen to some more of Peter Straub's work! Frank Muller does a fantastic job bringing each character to life and I found myself wishing the story would never end. I will recommend this to all my friends and family. Many thanks to all involved!

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Talisman is a Classic Tale

A blast from the past I had read when I was a teen. So engaging. The bad guys are really bad, and so few good guys. It was a great stroll down memory lane with classic lines like Fushing Feef, Bad Smells Jackie, It's Axiomatic, A Manner O' Things Will Be Well, and more. It makes you wonder, which is a hall mark of any great novel, about the territories, worlds within worlds, the multiverse as it has been come to be known. I could not put it down when I was a youngling, and I tore through it voraciously in the Audiobook format. I love it, and always will.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow

This is one of my favorite books EVER and will now start listing to Black House to conti i.e. this amazing journey!

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars

Really wanted to like tjs

I really wanted to like this. I kept hoping it'd get better but it just didn't for me. I found the narration fairly monotone and I could not get into the story. I'm halfway through part 2 and while I don't think it will get better I want to finish it so I don't waste the credit.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Stephen King at his best!

A wonderful story, beautifully written and superbly narrated. I have already purchased the sequel “Black House”.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

works for me

liked it as a pocket of the larger dt story, maybe as a stand alone a bit less... the stand and the lot are more clearly awesome alone and then mind blowing with all connections, this one I'm less sold but will wait till black house to finalize my opinion!

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Jim
  • 2020-03-20

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this one, I can't believe it took me so long to finally read it. I've owned it I'm soft cover for years and never got around to reading. What a waste cause it's wonderful journey to go on with Jack with lots of fun twists and turns.

*Spoilers Below*
My only critique and why I didn't give it 5 stars is the ending. It makes a big deal about how Richard had to come to the house with him cause he had a part to play, Speedy even says to him at one point he has to take Richard in with him because of this. Then Jack drags him all the way into the Black house then proceeds to just drop him at the door as soon as he walks in, and carries on by himself. Then when they leave he practically drags Richard out again down to the beach, where he drops him again, and proceeds to take down the big bad by himself. I kept waiting for Richard to play this "part" they kept talking about but he wasn't much more than a super heavy paper weight on Jack for the most part.

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars

Weak characters

Are you tired of listening to characters getting beat up, abused and mangled for hours on end? Then this book is not for you. Despite having seemingly special powers and abilities that are hinted at during the story, our main character is one helluva punching bag with zero spunk at all in him. It's as if though he's a passive observer to his own misfortune, without any agency to do anything about it. And although he meets many interesting characters along his journey, many of whom possess extraordinary skills and physical strength, he utilizes none of them to his advantage. This boy is a glutton for getting punishment. And he's utterly helpless to do anything at all to change his fate or improve his situation . I can't say I enjoy this, because it goes on for the vast majority of this story, and it gets rather tiresome. There's nothing smart or cunning, no wit or schemes, just literally rolling with the punches.

Whatever there is to the overarching plot or story gets lost in the abuse that goes on for hours and hours. You wouldn't know what jack was trying to do if you picked up the story after an hour or so. I'm rather disappointed, considering King gave us such epic and grand tales like The Gunslinger.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • CK
  • 2019-07-07

horrible narrator

I could not bear more than 5 mn this horrible narration. Sounds like this "actor" reads a horror story to some little kids, trying to be suspenseful and scary at every end of sentense, finishing every single one of them with a dramatic, hissing sound, totally ridiculous and unbearable to listen.
This version is a waste of money.

Trier :
Trier par:
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nate_D
  • 2014-03-26

Had no idea.....

I consider myself a Stephen King fan...a Constant Reader, if you will. However, I had never read this novel and was quite excited to begin this endeavor. I won't say that The Talisman is my favorite King story, but it would definitely merit an honorable mention in that discussion! This was a great book. I loved how different this story is ... the unbelievable creativity that went into the prose of this novel. I have never really read Straub, but will be looking him up as well, due to this great story.

I loved the Jack and the Wolf characters. I have always been a sucker for the humble hero... The unwilling hero. Jack takes on this quest because he really has no other choice. Wolf is sucked into the narrative in much the same way, but they both are true and faithful to the light and integrity that is needed to reach their goal.

Frank Muller is simply the best narrator I have ever heard. Especially for this type of novel...you simply cannot get anyone better. His characterization is amazingly consistent, and spot on with each and every character. No one has ever committed to narration like Mr. Muller. I often buy books simply because he is the narrator. He will be missed over and over again.

64 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Bill S.
  • 2010-03-24

Still Good

I read this book when it first came out in the 80s. This was before the sci-fi world took the theme of multi-dimensionality to it ad-nauseumal limit. (I know, not a word.) Even so, it's still an excellent story by these two excellent authors.

I love the fact that when you read these reviews you get both ends of the spectrum and everything in-between. One compared this to Beyond the Dome which I thought doesn't even come close to The Talisman.

I also suggest Audible listeners get used to Frank Muller. He's all over this place and you're going to miss out on a lot of great books if you try to avoid him. His style always puts me off at first, but it always ends up growing on me.

129 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Peggy
  • 2004-02-14

This is The Greatest Adventure Story Ever

Looking for Adventure?...need suspense?...want to have fun?...need a vacation?..Well this is the book for you. It is long but the action and the different adventures inside one. You will find the strange and the funny so charming that you will not want to miss a thing. The beginning sets up the story and you may want to skip ahead. Don't do it this book builds you up to the task. You will need to hold on to your seat at times and remember some of the early charpters to get the full impact of some events. You will want the story not to end! It does end but... At that time get the book "Black House" to go on yet another adventure with Jack out hero.

93 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Derek B.
  • 2012-11-02

What a story!

This story is entertaining from the start to the end! I know little of Straub and only bought it because of King but this book has me wanting to know more about him. I would love to tell you about the story but it would be unfair as it would likely rob the book of vital moments, so I will just say that in my opinion this book will be LOVED by any fan of King and Muller. Not only loved but read again and again in due time. I know, it's alot of hours to pledge to a book but as always King never wastes our time and always rewards us for the lost sleep. What a story!

25 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jennie
  • 2003-04-25

Simply a classic

This story has it all: evil men, magic, adventure, a boy and his mother who are linked to another world and a dying queen, creatures of wonder as well as horror, and the best and worst of humankind. All of these headed across the continent on a collision course to the California coast.

36 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mano Perez
  • 2018-11-01

Horrible Narrator

I love this book but the narrator is atrocious! Whispering the end of every sentence.

21 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2003-04-10

On a mission.

This is the first Steven King novel I have read and I plan to read many more. I couldn't stop listening. The book was not what I expected. There is a connoisseur like after taste that is liberating. From the reviews of others it bothered the politically correct crowd; however, theirs is not the last word. What an adventure Jack Sawyer had compared to his name sake of Tom. If you liked Tom Sawyer and his adventures you will find this listen intriguing. Just like Tom Sawyer disturbed the people of his day, Steven King's Talisman makes the same impact. I love it and want more of it.

61 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Aaron R.
  • 2019-08-26

Great book but terrible narrator.

It's a great book, but I just can't get passed the reader. I don't know what else to say about it.

5 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Donna Wobensmith
  • 2018-10-12

Subpar and long

Not bad, but not good either. Very long winded it was only saved by the guy reading it who did a excellent job.

5 les gens ont trouvé cela utile

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • JESSICA
  • 2012-03-27

Narrator sounded tired.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narrators whispery voice.

What did you like best about this story?

Easy to follow. (for an SK book)

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Frank Muller?

Craig Wassor

Any additional comments?

Slow start and the guys voice didn't make it easy to get thru the first chapter. But of course for Stephan King I endured it.

5 les gens ont trouvé cela utile