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Stephen King has said that when he writes, he often hears a voice in his head -- and that voice is Frank Muller's. A performer of audiobooks for more than 25 years, Muller was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in November 2001, and it is uncertain if he will be able to work again. On February 2nd, 2002 at New York City's Town Hall, King -- along with bestselling authors Pat Conroy, John Grisham, and Peter Straub -- held an event called The Wavedancer Benefit to help Frank and his family in their time of need, and pay tribute to a true audiobook artist.

Taking a break while recording the audio version of From a Buick 8, King took some time out to discuss The Wavedancer Benefit, the audiobook recording process, and his devoted fan base.




Q: How did the idea for The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute to Frank Muller come about?

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Q: Frank Muller has narrated hundreds of audiobooks since the start of his career in 1979 and has recorded several of your titles, from The Talisman to The Green Mile. What is it about Frank Muller’s voice that makes it so well suited to your work?

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Q: A highlight of The Wavedancer Benefit audiobook has got to be your live performance of The Revenge of Lardass Hogan, a story immortalized in the pie-eating contest scene from the film Stand By Me. How did you ever come up with that story? Is there a real-life Lardass?

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Q: The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute to Frank Muller is an exclusive live recording available only as an audiobook, as are other works of yours, like Blood and Smoke and LT’s Theory of Pets. What is it about these stories that makes them work so well on audio?

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Q: You have recorded several of your own audiobooks, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and On Writing. What’s that process like? How do you determine which ones you’d like to read yourself?

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Q: Are you an audiobook fan yourself? When and where do you most like to listen?

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Q: You have an enormous and devoted following that anxiously awaits each new book and audiobook -- what are your fans like?

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Q: Your highly anticipated next novel, From a Buick 8, is due out in September. What can fans expect?

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Q: Is your retirement really on the horizon? If and when you do retire, what do you think will be the reaction from the industry? From your fans?

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