The Long Walk
Unabridged CDs, 8 CDs, 10 hours
Read by Kirby Heyborne
Every year, on the first day of May, one hundred teenage boys meet for an event known throughout the country as the “Long Walk.” Among this year’s chosen crop is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty. He knows the rules: Warnings are issued if you fall under speed, stumble, sit down. After three warnings, you get your ticket. An...more
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I read this book after we all knew it was written by King, and after reading most of the others he appears in (he has a big part in the Dark Tower series) so the average reader that just picks it up probably won't even know who he is. He reminds me of Hoid from Brandon Sanderson's books, he also appears with small roles in different books.
Whoever you want it to be, but imo a small nod to Randall Flagg.(less)
This isn't a book about killer clowns or haunted hotels. It's not a Hunger Games type of book, despite the "game show" element of the Long Walk, nor is it a world attached to any tower, Dark or not. This book is in-your-face and physical, while simultaneously never losing that dreamy, philosophic quality of existenstial fiction.
The premise of the book is very simple: Every year, 100 boys enter a contest called the Long Wa ...more
Wow. And I thought the six mile hike I went on in October was rough. Imagine walking non-stop, day and night, and getting shot if you stop too long? That's the horror of The Long Walk.
The Long Walk takes place in a slightly different reality, where Germany ...more
There are differences, though, between The Hunger Games and this book, particularly in that the kids in The Long Walk are mowed dow ...more
The Long Walk intrigued me when I started hearing people say it was like The Hunger Games, but darker. While I can see where this comparison comes from - a televised game of kids competing (view spoiler)[ and the winn ...more
This was the first audiobook I ever listened to, and I must say it's a lot different than what I imagined it would be. I was expecting something along the lines of a radio play with different voices for different characters and sound effects in the background, like rain or wind or gunfire. Inst ...more
What made me buy this book is because it is in my favorite genre, Dystopia. Maybe, I expect too much when I'm about to read thi ...more
There’s only two things you need to worry about when taking The Long Walk: picking them up and laying them down.
Outwalk the other 99 contestants in this most twisted of games and you’ll win the grand prize – whatever your heart desires for the rest of your life.
Why the hell did I not know about this book for the past billion years I’ve been alive? I’ve been a King fangirl since the discovery of fire and can’t see how this one slipped ...more
Audiobook - Narrated by Kirby Heyborne - Excellent Narration.
For those who like audiobooks, Kirby Heyborne does an excellent job. He gives each of these unforgettable characters their own voice as they move from feelings of optimism during the first hours of the walk, to the despair of knowing there's every likelihood they won't survive.
Every time I read The Long Walk I'm amazed again that this is the first book that King wrote. I'm with the characters every step of the way and by the e ...more
While there are some pretty crucial differences between what I would, ultimately, do when I was fifteen and what King's Long Walk entails (you know, the whole not being held at gunpoint, completel ...more
Priča u kojoj glavni lik učestvuje u svakogodišnjem maršu ,gdje se takmiče 17 godišnjaci ,da bi osvojili takozvanu "nagradu". Priča u kojoj se i sprijatelji sa momcima s kojim trči , i gleda ih kako mu novostečeni prijatelji umiru..jedan za drugim.Jako se brzo čita , i brzo zavoite neke likove (nemojte , požait će te :) ) a neke ne .
I ponovo je King bio bezobrazan na kraju, gdje nam je osta ...more
I really felt like the King (or Bachman, if you prefer) who wrote this story was just not the King that I know and love yet. One of the things that I love the most about King is that he creates a world that is tangible and real, and then peop ...more
1. I really liked all the characters. I wanted to figure them out, know more about them, and why they walked. Their stories are quite sad.
2. The rules to the Long Walk are consistent, so the plot really focus' on the characters, and how they change from the beginning to the end. Lot's of discussions among characters, and flashbacks.
3. I really like the symbolism and themes in the st ...more
"The Long Walk" is set in a dystopian America where every year, 100 teenage boys are selected to compete in a competition to the death. The boys are taken to a road at the Canadian-Maine border and told to start walking. If they don't walk fast enough, they're shot to death. Last one alive wins.
Yes, there are comparisons to be made to The Hunger Games, but I'd rather focus on this war metaphor. I recommend reading the book with t ...more
Muchos dicen que es el libro más cruel del autor. Sí, es cruel, también muy intenso y triste, pero hay ...more
This was just a really great book. It made me think, it made me sad, and it made me wonder why the HELL anyone would choose to sign up for this.
I'll start off by saying I think I'm the only person in the world who isn't a fan of dystopia novels. They have gotten so popular that I read quite a few highly recommended ones just to see what everyone loved so much and simply thought "meh". I knew going into this book that it was a dystopian, but i figured if anyone can make me like one, Mr. King will ...more
We learned every little tidbit of information about them. What they were like, how they thought, there overall personality, and then ultimately the price they paid. The boys just see ...more
One of the strongest parts I think is the horrible ...more
(view spoiler)[I love that we're left to fill in the blanks ourselves. What are The Squads? When does this take place? How the hell did we get to the point of letting 100 young men walk to the death (well, 99, really)? (hide spoiler)]
Easily my favourite thing Stephen King has written (excepting the first three DT books, natch) and I'm now fighting myself to not go troll all the one star reviews.
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I am at the point now where I have read all of his best. Now, as I wait patiently for Doctor Sleep to be released, every now and then when I want to read him again I have to delve back into his earlier works and pick up the ones I missed on the first pass.
This one seemed a fine on ...more
"Дългата разходка" е мъчителна книга и същевременно върви толкова лесно и бързо. Искаш да настигнеш героите, да съпреживееш с тях всяка крачка от пътя, но не можеш - не, защото той е отреден само за тях. И ако забавят крачка или излязат от него - следва червен картон. Червен картон, който се изразява в куршум в главата. Няма прошка за тези, които не издържат, които не знаят защо са там, които клинчат от правилата.
"Дългата разходка" наистина е "д ...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When S ...more