The Talisman

The Talisman

Downloadable Audiobook - 2001
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On a brisk autumn day, a thirteen-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 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001
ISBN: 9780743595155
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Straub, Peter 1943-
Müller, Frank


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Feb 26, 2013

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was my first trek into the world of Travelin' Jack Sawyer and the Territories, and as a fan of King's Dark Tower series (of which this eventually became a companion novel), I was delighted to go back to a time when the Dark Tower universe was young and largely unexplored. Or as King might phrase it, most of the fossil had yet to be discovered. Getting comfortable with Jack's world takes some time even though everything seems similar to our own. In the beginning, at least. It wouldn't be a classic King novel without plenty of supernatural surprises along the way. Part of the fun is experiencing the journey from Jack's perspective, and Jack has no idea what he's in for so we get to learn and grow with him.

phantom790 Jun 11, 2012

First let me State, Stephen King Is My Favorite Author, That Being Said
This was very Hard to listen to,
I read the book when I was younger and Loved it.. But the Reader in this case, reading this story, was awful..


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