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Escape from Virtual Island
- An Audio Comedy
- Written by: John Lutz
- Narrated by: Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer, Sue Galloway, and others
- Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
- Original Recording
In the year 2038, there’s only one destination that can play host to the world’s wealthiest adventure seekers: the Pengalaman Island Resort and Virtual Reality Theme Park. Located on a private South Pacific island, guests here live out their wildest fantasies in custom-made virtual reality simulations while also enjoying the usual amenities of an exclusive five-star getaway. All is relatively breezy until famed billionaire and avid guest, Mr. Wagner, goes missing within a virtual simulation. His only hope? A daring rescue led by Derek Ambrose and his ragtag search party.
might be good for the pre-teen crowd
- By Amazon Customer on 2020-06-10
I could get through the second episode. It is an absolutely unfunny, predictable and stupid mess. The performers should have been insulted by the writing.
- Written by: Stephen King
- Narrated by: Stephen King
- Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed", usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control, and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior.
Previous reviews left me skeptic but was pleasantly surprised.
- By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-20
The story is like many of King’s in that it shows so much promise through much of the book. The character development is excellent and the plot is interesting. The many references to other stories that he has placed in the locale of Castle Rock are entertaining and they lend weight to the entire King/Castle Rock fictional universe. However, when the conflict starts coming to a head the action just becomes stupidly overdone. I enjoy hearing King read his own work; however, the music was amateurish, annoying and at many times seemed entirely misplaced.