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Fairy Tale

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1 - The Goddam Bridge.  The Miracle.  The Howling
2 - Mr. Bowditch.  Radar.  Night in the Psycho House
3 - The Hospital Visit.  Quitters Never Win.  The Shed.
4 - Visiting Mr. Bowditch.  Andy Chen.  The Cellar.  In Other News.  A Hospital Meeting.
5 - Shopping.  My Father's Pipe.  A Call from Mr. Bowditch.  The Flour Cannister.
6 - Hospital Visit. The Safe.  Stantonville.  Gold-Creed.  Mr. Bowditch Comes Home
7 - First Night.  Now You Know Jack.  A Simple Woodcutter.  Therapy.  My Father's Visit.  Lynparza.  Mr. Bowditch Makes a Promise.
8 - Water Under the Bridge.  The Fascination of Gold.  An Old Dog.  Newspaper News.  An Arrest.
9 - The Thing in the Shed.  A Dangerous Place.  911.  The Wallet.  A Good Conversation.
10 - Wreckage.  Mrs. Richland.  Obit Thieves.  The Tale of the Tape.  Inside the Shed.  The Tale of the Tape, Continued.
11 - That Night.  School Daze.  Dad Leaves.  The Well of the Worlds.  The Other.  The Old Woman.  A Nasty Surprise.
12 - Christopher Polley.  Spilled Gold.  Not So Nice.  Preparations.
13 - Calling Andy.  Radar Decides.  Stew.  Googir.
14 - Leah and Falada.  Help Her.  A Meeting of the Road.  Wolfies.  Two Moons.
15 - Leaving Dora.  Refugees.  Peterkin.  Woody.
16 - Kingdom Road.  Claudia.  Instructions.  The Noisemaker.  The Monarchs.
17 - Leaving Claudia.  Remembering Jenny.  A Night in the Storage Shed.  The Gate.  The Haunted City.
18 - Hana.  Pinwheel Paths.  The Horror in the Pool.  The Sundial at Last.  An Unwelcome Encounter.
19 - The Trouble with Dogs.  The Pedestal.  The Graveyard.  The Outer Gate.
20 - Durance Vile.  Hamey.  Feeding Time.  The Lord High.  Interrogation.
21 - The Belts.  Innamin.  Not a Spotch of Gray.  Dungeon Days.
22 - The Playing Field.  Ammit.  Washing Up.  Cake.  The Gas-Jets.
23 - 'Tempus est Umbra in Mente'.  Hazy History.  Cla.  A Note.  Seedings.
24 - First Round.  The Last Set.  My Prince.  'What Do 'You' Think?"
25 - A Banquet.  I Receive a Visitor.  Inspiration Doesn't Knock.  "How Wants to Live Forever?"
26 - The Tunnel and the Station.  Scratching.  The Trolley House.  Red Molly.  The Welcoming Party.  A Mother's Grief.
27 - A Conference.  The Snab.  No Disney Prince.  Prince and Princess.  The Pact.
28 - Into the City.  The Sound of Mourning.  Hana.  She Who Once Sang.  Gold.  The Kitchen.  The Receiving Chamber.  We Must Go Up to Go Down
29 - The Lift.  The Spiral Staircase.  Jeff.  The Lord High.  "The Queen of Empis Will Do Her Duty."
30 - One More Stop.  The Dungeon.  Resolute.  Impossible Stars.  The Dark Well.  Gogmagog.  The Bite.
31 - Visitors.  The Queen in White.  Mercy.  Woody and Claudia.  Leaving Empis.
32 - Here's Your Happy Ending
Epilogue - Questions Asked and Answered (Some, at Least).  A Final Trip to Empis.
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Added: 05-Dec-2022
Last Updated: 23-Dec-2022


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Stephen King  - Narration
Seth Numrich  - Narration

A New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist!

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was seven, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.

Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle.

Early in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make you happy?”

“As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.”
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Stephen King  
Birth: 21 Sep 1947 Portland, Maine, USA
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland Maine.  His parents were Donald Edwin and Ruth Pillsbury King.  Stephen King's father, Donald, went out for cigarettes and never came back.  In January 1959 Stephen King and David King, his brother, began publishing their own newspaper named Dave's Rag

Stephen King went to Lisbon High School in 1962.  In 1963 they he and a friend, Chris Chesley, published a 18 short stories called People, Places, and Things - Volume I.  Stephen King graduated from high school in 1966 and took a went on to the University of Maine.  During his first year at college he finished his first novel entitled The Long Walk.  He submitted the novel for publication but it was rejected.

Stephen King sold his first story The Glass Floor for $35.00.  Stephen King graduated from the University of Maine in June 1970 with a BA in English.  On January 2, 1971, Tabitha Jane Spruce and Stephen King were married.   later that same year Stephen King began teaching at Hampden Academy.

In January 1973, Stephen King submitted Carrie to Doubleday and in March, they bought the book.  Stephen King has had numerous short stories and novels published.  His books have been translated into 33 different languages and have been published in over 35 different countries.  He lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife Tabitha.


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