- THE BEST STEPHEN KING BOOKS, RANKED IN ORDER
- my new BEST PODCASTS series
- two new audiobooks, WORLDS COME UNDONE and GREEN RIVER CRIME STORIES
- WELCOME TO GREEN RIVER! (a specially-priced box set of all my Green River crime and horror stories)
- THE BAIN INSIDERS CLUB!
I've been a lifelong Stephen King fan. (Well, since sometime in middle school, I think.) I've read every one of his major releases and then some.
But Stephen King’s immense body of work can be daunting, overwhelming even, especially to new fans. My hope is that this list, offering a ranking and overview of his best 25 novels, can provide an easily digestible menu potential King readers can cross-reference with their own interests, thereby providing insights into where they might want to start or what they might want to read next.
This edition of this chapbook was published in July 2015 and does not include any of King’s works published after that time, though occasional updates are planned.
If you like audio, Curt Campbell does an excellent job of reading this chapbook. It's only about an hour long - an easy way to pick your next King read during a commute or workout!
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I love podcasts (basically online radio shows, for the uninitiated). They've changed my life. I drive more than 24 hours every week and love continually learning, exploring and being entertained as the miles fly by.
I believe we're living in the Golden Age of Podcasting. But there are so many podcasts out there. Everybody and their brother and their second cousin seems to have one. So how to discern the wheat from the chaff? No problem! I'm doing it for you! Every three weeks or so, I'm releasing a new short list - always just $.99! Below are some of the more popular editions already released. You can check out more and keep up with the new releases at BestPodcastBooks.com. (The covers link to Amazon, but the website links to many more online bookstores.)
I've also had two new audiobooks come out since the last newsletter.
(I wrote an old-school rap song as part of the story "Fifteen Minutes" and just Quintin's human beatbox performance of it is worth the price of the whole thing, in my humble, unbiased opinion!)
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I had questioned how Curt was going to handle the characterizations in the story "Graven Images", which features an Amish man talking to an alien with a very specific (and rather challenging) vocal characteristic - but I needn't have worried! Curt's work here is a peach!
I am so lucky to be working with these readers!
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This boxed set collects Volume 1 of all three of my Green River, Michigan collections.
The stories are separated in volumes dedicated to:
GREEN RIVER GHOST STORIES
GREEN RIVER DARK FANTASY TALES
GREEN RIVER CRIME STORIES
All three volumes are also available at $2.99 each,
but the boxed set is a steal at just $3.99!
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