Billy Summers by Stephen King, Read by Paul Sparks
A Scary Good Audiobook
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Stephen King built a career on horror, but his latest is a crime drama—and it’s scary good. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Billy Summers. The titular character is a hit man with a conscience—he only goes after “bad men,” though he also has no compunction about being paid to kill. Narrator Paul Sparks’s performance will draw listeners into the twisted story about Billy’s one last job where everything goes wrong.
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