The Colorado Kid

Stephen King, Author, Jeffrey Demunn, Read by , read by Jeffrey DeMunn. Simon and Schuster Audio $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-5040-6

DeMunn offers an appropriately lighthearted reading of this surprisingly toothless mystery from King. The prerequisite is the ability to handle the pronounced Maine accent the book demands, as it features a pair of veteran newspaper reporters from an island off the state's coast relating a story to an eager young intern. DeMunn handles the old men's colloquialisms with consistency and ease while the two take turns spinning the tale of "the Colorado Kid," a man found dead on a local beach years ago without any identification or any feasible reason for being there. With its regional flavor and chummy protagonists, the book never lacks charm, and the story is intriguing. It hardly delivers the kind of noir tale that the first entry in the Hard Case Crime series would lead one to expect, but DeMunn does a more than adequate job of narrating this cozy mystery that will leave listeners not so much shocked as pleasantly perplexed. Simultaneous release with Hard Case Crime mass market (Reviews, Aug. 15) (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 12/05/2005
Release date: 10/01/2005
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Hardcover - 978-1-84863-126-7
Compact Disc - 978-0-7435-7091-6
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4498-9507-5
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4193-7538-5
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7435-5243-1
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Prebound-Glued - 184 pages - 978-1-4176-8991-0
Ebook - 184 pages - 978-0-7432-9276-4
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