LT's Theory of Pets

LT's Theory of Pets

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by Stephen King
     
 

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LT has a theory about pets, particularly his Siamese cat. It had been their cat, not just his cat, but that was until he came home one day to find a note on the fridge from his wife saying she had left him. Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in London, this story demonstrates yet again that no one can tell a tale like Stephen King.

Overview

LT has a theory about pets, particularly his Siamese cat. It had been their cat, not just his cat, but that was until he came home one day to find a note on the fridge from his wife saying she had left him. Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in London, this story demonstrates yet again that no one can tell a tale like Stephen King.

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Publishers Weekly
King's fans will likely snap up this audio-only recording of King reading an unpublished short story to an audience at London's Royal Festival Hall. King warms up the audience, humorously warning them to beware of possible murderers lurking in the back seat of their cars as they drive home, adding, "I don't want to scare you.... " The story itself is mostly a comical one: a man tells how he gave his wife a cat for a present, and his wife gave him a dog, but each ended up with the other's pet. The antipathy each felt for their own pet (with anecdotes of the dog throwing up in the husband's shoes, the cat clawing at the wife's drapes, etc.) reflected the disharmony in the marriage itself, until the wife walked out. In typical King fashion, the humor turns to horror at the end. King has narrated many of his novels for audio and has an easy, relaxed style that works well here. He easily assumes the roles of both the man and his best friend, who tell different parts of the story, and makes his voice slightly higher for the woman's dialogue. King loyalists should be pleased to add this mid-range item to their collections, but those on the fringes might wonder if the story would perhaps be a better money value as part of a collection. (July) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743520041
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Revival, Mr. Mercedes, Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63, adapted as a 2016 series on Hulu starring James Franco, was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the 2015 National Medal of Arts. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Bangor, Maine
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Portland, Maine
Education:
B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
Website:
http://www.stephenking.com

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LT's Theory of Pets 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this story out of Everything's Eventual and I can say that this story was GREAT!! If you haven't read this story or Everything's Eventual - you must!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great tape to listen to
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best stories written and read by Stephen King. I finished it, turned it over and listened to the story again. Very funny. You rock.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this story very entertaining and could identify with many of the charater descriptions. The story provides a nice mix of situational humor and life truths.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having owned just one dog I agree with his theory on pets....My only regret is that the tale was so short....I want to know more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just loved this story. I think it is one of the best he has ever written. I have had many pets in my life and hisunderstanding of pets and their people isgreat. I have been a King fan ever since I read the first book by him which was The Shining. After that I read everything he wrote. Although I have favorites likeDolores Claiborne, The Shining, It, Misery and Bag of Bones no one else cancome close to him for writing. I hope weget many more from him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently finished listening to LT's Theory of Pets and found it to be one of the most pleasurable books I've listened to in a long time. Right from the start, Stephen King's delivery captivates your imagination and hooks you in to hearing whatever he has to say especially with regards to being a pet owner. Having owned pets all my life, I certainly could identify with the 'theories' LT puts forth in explaining pets and the demise of his marriage. I highly recommend this short story.