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The Colorado Kid

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Jeffrey DeMunn

Date: October 2005

Duration: 3 hours 38 minutes


On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.
But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?
No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...


  • Anonymous

    This story was a gem, although it is neither suspenseful nor a mystery (and the cover art has NO connection to the story). It is a character study of a group of people in a small Maine town who discover the corpse of a stranger on the beach. It is also a study in what people expect to get in a story, and how real-life does not always occur in a manner that can be fit neatly into those expectations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    A truely pointless story. Yes I realize that is the point but still... And how in the world do you base a TV series on this story?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Rhonda G E.

    Enjoyed the narrative, good job on character creation, but the story was rather pointless, not build up, no tension. Your left with the feeling of....that's it????

  • Angela Oneal

    Book is good so far not a lot like tv series though

  • tracy hunt

    Been a fan of most of kings audio books. But this was just boring. There's a not so good television show i saw on sci fi channel called Haven, that says it is based on this book. I cant even see where there is a resemblance.

  • Anonymous

    As a long time Stephen King fan, I have to say I was disappointed. I realize he likes to try things out on his readers but this one failed. When I found out he had written a mystery, I couldn't wait to try it out. Maybe he's just finally run out of ideas.

  • Anonymous

    I've never been so bored by an audio book. The ending was disappointing and Boring. Glad to get it over with.

  • Mickey Way

    My time could have been better spent watching a fire hydrant rust while eating raw toast.

  • California Girl

    I am a die hard Stephen King fan. I always thought that if he wrote a check I would read it....with enthusiasm. This one was unbearable! VERY anti-climactic, good thing it was only 4 CDs. I kept waiting for it to get did not.

  • Anonymous

    I assume there's another Stephen King who wrote this pointless exercise in tedium. For there's no way the Stephen King who wrote The Stand, The Shining and Carrie could have written this bit of hack work. That it's bad goes without saying. The question is: Why was it written? Did Stephen King need the money? Or was it written as a practical joke? (My fans will read anything I write. So here's the literary equivalent of a shopping list.) The mystery of this mystery is why it exists...

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