Fairy Tale by Stephen King, Read by Seth Numrich with Stephen King
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Seth Numrich’s narration of this latest Stephen King novel, Fairy Tale, is moving and frightening in equal measure. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this fantasy novel involving a portal to a dying world and a mission to save it. Seventeen-year-old Charlie Reade befriends a reclusive curmudgeon, Howard Bowdich, walking his dog and being a good neighbor. When Bowdich dies, Charlie inherits his house and dog—and a cassette tape voiced by King with surprising information for Charlie. Listeners will be drawn into this audiobook by Numrich’s intimate narration, which is like hearing Charlie himself.