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In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. This sixteen-year-old misfit was forbidden everything that was young and fun by her fanatical mother. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone. But Carrie had a secret: She possessed terrifying telekinetic powers that could make inanimate objects move, a lighted candle fall, or a door lock. Carrie could make all kinds of startling bizarre, and malevolent things happen.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2012
ISBN: 9780385360111
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Spacek, Sissy
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AL_KATI Jan 03, 2018

First published in 1974.

The story of young Carrie -- King's first novel -- is truly horrific and agonizing. The book is very different (and much better) than the film versions.

Stephen King was in a band with fellow authors Amy Tan, Dave Barry, and Barbara Kingsolver called the Rock Bottom Remainders. Rock on, Stephen King.

Set in Maine.

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Jan 16, 2018

it was a good read. for me. it got a little slow after the climax of the story but still an overall good book.

Oct 23, 2017

This novel shows that there is more to someone than their outward appearance and that there are consequences to how people treat others.

Check out my review of "Carrie" on my blog at:

Aug 17, 2017

Stephen King’s novel Carrie is an extraordinary book about a young sixteen-year-old girl who was sheltered by her overly religious mother and finds out that she got her first period in the girl’s shower room. After she is humiliated by the other girls in the shower room, she finds out that she has telekinetic powers. The whole story is revolved around Carrie experimenting with her telekinetic powers and slowly plotting her revenge against the ones who tormented her. This book is told in third person omniscient but is from the perspectives of all involved characters. Carrie is not your typical horror story, but I’m sure that this book is bone-chilling and edge-of-the-seat interesting. I give this book a 4/5 star rating. I recommend this book for readers ages 16 and up as there is mature content.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Aside from the fact that Carrie is one of my favorite books, the woman doing this recording has a great vocal range and manages to do distinct voices for different characters really well. Plus, the introduction is read by Stephen King himself.

First Stephan King audio book I have listened to so far. I completely fell in love with his style! This story had its twists and turns with many disturbing mind blowing disturbing parts, but it was full of great details. King did an amazing job writing this book from a females point of view. A classic book about being supernatural, in my opinion - much better than both movies made from the book.

Mar 23, 2017

I downloaded the audiobook, but it won't work unfortunately

Jan 22, 2017

I personally love Stephen kings writeing style he always leads u in the wrong direction and that's cool as hell to me

bisma1990 Aug 17, 2016

This was one of the most terrifying and gruesome books I have read. Stephen King was very direct and straight forward in his writing and a reader would be able to see themselves in the characters place.

morrisonist Jun 11, 2016

are Christians really that much against women? her mother punished her for having monthly issues, but don't all post adolescent girls have them? and it seemed as if carrie were just going from bad to worse. it is like the fall of annakin skywalker in a girl's shower room. absolutely sick and poorly written

CMLibrary_akeller May 02, 2016

This was my second stephen king book and it just didn't do it for me. The first half was really good, but the second half just went downhill in my opinion.

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