Fairy Tale Audiobook






Audio Length

24.00 hours

Release Date

September 2022


Unabridged Audiobook


Instant Download




Publisher Description

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 higherfor 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 ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himselfand 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. Kings storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boyand his dogmust 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 citydeserted 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 didnt 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. Download and start listening now!


Packed with glorious flights of imagination and characteristic tenderness about childhoodvintage King at his finest. – Esquire Kings most vivid exploration of the raw power of storiesOne of Kings grandest narrative statements, and another must-read book from a master. – Syfy Wire Fantasy, horror and the universal appeal of good vs. evil abound. – Barnes& Seth Numrichs narration of seventeen-year-old Charlie Reades story is moving and frightening in equal measure[with] a cassette recording voiced remarkably by Stephen KingNumrich creates a distinctive voice for each character, complete with growls and guttural snarls for evildoers. He even makes a hum sound threateningWinner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. – AudioFile