The Mist: In 3-D Sound

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Sound so visual you're literally engulfed by its bonechilling terror! Stephen King's sinister imagination and the miracle of 3-D sound transport you to a sleepy all-American town. It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist...creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut ...

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Overview

Sound so visual you're literally engulfed by its bonechilling terror! Stephen King's sinister imagination and the miracle of 3-D sound transport you to a sleepy all-American town. It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist...creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project—-the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and you're forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light? The Mist has you in it grip, and this masterpiece of 3-D sound engineering surrounds you with horror so real that you'll be grabbing your own arm for reassurance. To one side—-and whipping around your chair, a slither of tentacles. Swooping down upon you, a rush grotesque, prehistoric wings. In the impenetrable mist, hearing is seeing—-and believing. And what you're about to hear, you'll never forget.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671621384
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 5/15/1986
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 1 cassette, 2 hrs.
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 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 as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Richard Bachman
      Stephen A. King
      Stephen Edwin King
    2. Hometown:
      Bangor, Maine
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portland, Maine
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
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  • Posted August 25, 2009

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    I'd give this 4.5 stars...

    Imagine this: you are stranded in a grocery store with a bunch of other people, some sane and some not so sane, while a fog-like mist surrounds the store and is enshrouding a mass of creatures that seem from a different dimension. Sound like a creepy story line? It's better than that. Stephen King, the "Master of the Macabre", creates some truly out-of-this-world creatures that lurk in the mist. But....he makes the atmosphere inside the store almost as dangerous as the outside by adding in some human pandemonium. It's all about adaptability. Some people don't cope well and start to lose it. The most fearsome by far is the witch-like Mrs. Carmody preaching the end times and expiation. She believed in a biblical reason for the mist. Others suggested The Arrowhead project, a government preserve outside of town. Whatever is behind the mist, it's classic King!

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Mist a nonstop action packed novel

    In the book, a father and son go to the local grocery store after the worst storm that there city has seen in a long time. While at the grocery store a mysterious thick mist comes over the city, but the mist is not what they are concerned about it is the creatures that lurk in this mist. As the story progresses it shows how the must try to survive and defended the grocery story from this horrible creatures that are out to kill them. Will they survive this horrible event read and find out.
    The Mist by Stephen King was a 5 star action packed horror novel that just keeps on getting more interesting the more you read. This book is great if you enjoy scary, creepy, or just plan weird events. This book kept me guessing as to what would happen next, the whole time I was reading it. There is never a slow part in the whole story. This book deals with how people will react to post-apocalyptic events, it shows how people will pick a leader in that type of situation no matter how silly this leader maybe. I thought that it was interesting the way he show how people begin to go crazy without civilization. This book was one of the best that I have ever read and I highly recommend it.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    Buy skeleton crew

    This story and a bunch of others are in the book skeleton crew on here dont waste your money bbuying this seperate....

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Can Never Have Enough King

    If you think the movie was great, you haven't read the book. I saw The Mist when it first came out and loved it so much, that I purchased it on dvd as soon as it was released. Though I was horrified each and every time I saw it, I loved it time and time again. I didn't think it got better, until I read the book. It gets better. It gets more real. It gets you peeking out the windows at night wondering what that noise was. It just plain gets you. Excellent! What I always expect from Stephen King, and what he never fails to deliver to me, a sense of comfort knowing my favorite author still enjoys making us scared, and I love him for the endless hours of fear, anxiety and the unexpected laughs he has given to me. You, Mr. King, are WINNING. Eat your heart out Charlie Sheen. King is simply wonderful.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    James Herbert's The Fog

    To the person who keeps referring to this work, I don't see how King lifted anything, except for the fact that he wrote about a mist enveloping a town. That is all. Did you read the book at all?? There are no other similarities at all. "The Mist" is a story about a fog enveloping parts of a town due to the errors of the military who open up a portal and horrible creatures come through.
    If you had your way, no writer would ever be able to write on any subject for fear of being accused of plagerism. I guess the people who wrote "Mighty Joe Young" should be accused of plagerism since they wrote about a large ape in love with a girl which sounds so much like "King Kong". Get real!!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Great book

    Wish i could find more books like this

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Topclaw

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    the orignal from skeleton crew

    the mist was a terrifying story, captivating, consuming all my attention, taking me to the where and when. how can a story feel so real, I found it hard to sleep with both eyes closed after reading this sortie, yet I've read it more times then I'd like to admit. wow what a story!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Stephen King is one of my favorite authors

    Stephen King is the master of horror this book caught my eye and the stroy still terrifies me when ever I think about it. When the movie came out I just had to go seee it. Both of witch are extremely terrifying I would recomend anyone that likes to be scared out of their socks.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Pretty good

    Not his best,but good reading

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Short Story

    I saw the movie before i read the book. I have got to say that the movie is exactly like the book, except for the ending. It was waaaayy too different. But the book was originally a short story in one of Kings short story collections. Truelly entertaining!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    dont buy

    This is a ripoff. For a couple dollars more you can get this story plus a lot more short stories in Skeleton Crew. The story itself however was very enjoyable.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Im just a little kid

    Im just a little kid and i loved the movie of it but at the end i cried it was sad

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Ok

    The movie was better

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    SHORT STORY!

    Although I did enjoy this book, I think it is a rip-off to pay 7.99 for a short story of 134 pages, especially one that was printed previously under another title ! ! ! ! ! ! GREED, SHAME ON YOU.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    Great short read.

    As I said it is short and a quick. and if your a fast reader like me you could probably get it done in a couple of days. but it is very good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    Quick Read!

    This book is not very long. However, it gets right to the point! Steven King provides just enough back-story to keep you interested while he slowly lets the mist come. Great book for an airport or anytime you want a quick read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2010

    Stephen King's e-book samples are a rip-off....

    I have downloaded more than one sample of Mr. King's books. The samples download only a few pages (compared to other e-book samples) and most of the pages are credits, etc. One is given 3-5 pages of the actual book (at most). This policy needs to be revisisted.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

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    There Out There

    Great read keeps you reading the ending is ?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    King's best book.

    Great read. It creates a mental picture in your head on whats going on. not a single dissapointment. lots of great deaths. although the ending could've been better.besides the ending, everything was awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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