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Featured stories read by Stephen King , Pat Conroy , Peter Straub , and John Grisham

Simon & Schuster Audio
1.63 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743561334

Four blockbuster authors captured live at New York’s Town Hall On February 2, 2002, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham, and Peter Straub gathered at New York’s Town Hall for a very special evening. These four bestselling authors stepped up to the microphone to raise money for one of the most recognizable voices in audiobooks, Frank Muller, an actor who sustained terrible injuries from a motorcycle accident. Muller, who has recorded hundreds of novels, including many by these authors, may never work again. This once-in-a-lifetime event is captured here, and 100 percent of all profits will be donated to the Wavedancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Frank Muller and other artists who fall victim to illness or injury and can no longer perform. Grisham kicks off the evening with a heartfelt reading of an excerpt from his blockbuster bestseller The Summons. He’s followed by Straub, who captivates the audience with a hair-raising episode from Black House, the latest thriller he coauthored with Stephen King. King changes pace with a joyful reading of his classic short story The Revenge of Lardass Hogan. Finally, Conroy engages the audience in a hilarious chat on the art of writing. A unique program that pays tribute to a true master craftsman, this audiobook is an unforgettable listening experience.

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Four blockbuster authors captured live at New York’s Town Hall

On February 2, 2002, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham, and Peter Straub gathered at New York’s Town Hall for a very special evening. These four bestselling authors stepped up to the microphone to raise money for one of the most recognizable voices in audiobooks, Frank Muller, an actor who sustained terrible injuries from a motorcycle accident. Muller, who has recorded hundreds of novels, including many by these authors, may never work again.

This once-in-a-lifetime event is captured here, and 100 percent of all profits will be donated to the Wavedancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Frank Muller and other artists who fall victim to illness or injury and can no longer perform.

Grisham kicks off the evening with a heartfelt reading of an excerpt from his blockbuster bestseller The Summons. He’s followed by Straub, who captivates the audience with a hair-raising episode from Black House, the latest thriller he coauthored with Stephen King. King changes pace with a joyful reading of his classic short story The Revenge of Lardass Hogan. Finally, Conroy engages the audience in a hilarious chat on the art of writing.

A unique program that pays tribute to a true master craftsman, this audiobook is an unforgettable listening experience.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This memorable audiobook, featuring readings and commentary by King, Conroy, Grisham and Straub, has immense historical, humanitarian and humor value and should delight fans. Publishers Weekly
“In a touching tribute to the voice Stephen King says he hears in his head as he writes—that of renowned voice artist Frank Muller—these four solid-gold authors jest, jibe, and deliver live readings of their own short stories. Muller sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident last year. In response, The Wavedancer Project—which this recording benefits—was launched to help Muller and other performing artists too ill or injured to perform. All authors deliver spirited renditions of their work…A fitting tribute to a gifted artist.”  AudioFile

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Author Bio: Stephen King

Author Bio: Stephen King

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

Author Bio: Pat Conroy

Author Bio: Pat Conroy

Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy (1945–2016) was an American author of acclaimed novels and memoirs, two of which made it to #1 on New York Times bestsellers list: Beach Music and South of Broad. Four of his novels were made into major motion pictures: The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Conrack, and The Lords of Discipline. The novel on which the movie Conrack was based, The Water Is Wide, won an NEA Human and Civil Rights Award and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

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Author Bio: John Grisham

Author Bio: John Grisham

John Grisham, whose name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, used to work sixty to seventy hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel. When finally published, A Time to Kill met with little success, but when he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers. Spending forty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. His success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was then republished. This time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year, and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 275 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films, as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Author Bio: Peter Straub

Author Bio: Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He received a BA in English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA from Columbia University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English