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"The Green Mile" - so nennt sich der Todestrakt des Staatsgefängnisses Cold Mountain. John Coffey wurde zum Tode verurteilt, weil er zwei Mädchen missbraucht und ermordet haben soll. Dem Hünen wohnt aber auch eine übernatürliche Kraft inne... Kann ein Mörder zugleich ein begnadeter Heiler sein? Und wenn ja, darf oder sollte man ihn dann töten?

>> Diese ungekürzte Hörb
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Justin
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I cheated on my local library last week. I don't think she knows yet, and I feel kind of bad about it. I discovered a smaller library that was actually much closer to my house. She definitely caught my attention, but I never went because it just seemed like the selection was going to be much smaller, and my current library and I have a great thing going right now.

But now I'm involved with two libraries and, boy, is my life going great!

I found this book at the new library where I couldn't fi
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AMEERA
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deserve more than 5 stars
Henry Avila
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Green Mile ...a nickname acquired because of the color on the floor in the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's ( somewhere in the American South), E Block , death row under a different alias, during the gloomy year of 1932, the inmates taking the long, long walk their last, to see Old Sparky, the electric chair that will end the lives of these miserable convicted killers ...Nevertheless , the unique green surface is the last thing the nervous residents are thinking about , in their humble cells, pe ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Green Mile, Stephen King
The Green Mile is a 1996 serial novel by American writer Stephen King. It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities. The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being republished as a single-volume work. The book is an example of magical realism.
Characters: John Coffey, Paul Edgecombe, Percy Wetmore, Brutus "Brutal" Howell, America
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Mads
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To be honest didn't know Stephen written this book 😑

BRILLIANT BOOK, AND Author book as good as movie 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved loved the movie

Don't feel like a large review, I can say if you did not watch the movie you should do so soon!!


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Fabian {Councillor}
Rarely does it happen to me that I read a book which actually causes me to tear up to some extent and which I can't stop thinking about even months after turning the last page. You might should have heard about the movie adaption starring Tom Hanks and the late Michael Clarke Duncan (may he rest in peace), and if you haven't considered watching it yet, then please don't hesitate to do so for even one moment. The Green Mile is easily one of my favorite movies of all time, and to be completely hon ...more
Lyn
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of King’s best, up there with The Shining and The Stand.

King is able to terrify because he is adept at drawing us into a scene, luring the reader in with deft characterization and attention to detail that creates empathy and understanding.

In Francis Ford Coppola’s brilliant The Godfather part II, in the scene where a young Vito Corleone (played by Robert De Niro) shoots Fanucci, he wrapped his pistol in a towel and the cloth catches fire after the shots. That detail has stayed in my mind in
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Ellen
Dec 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone especially people who arnt into horror and have avoided steven king like the plague
I have just finished this book and wow what a read. I'm not at all into horror, either in books or in films, and even though my boyfriend has for years tried to get me to read Steven King I've avoided him like the plague. I did know that he wrote other types of books, namely through the re-makes of these books into Hollywood films, i.e. 'The Shawshank Redemption', 'Stand By Me' and of course 'The Green Mile' but still I was weary of approaching him.

It was only after my boyfriend read this and na
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Aoibhínn
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ALet
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
★★★★/5
Very interesting and thought provoking book. It's certainly a story that really consumes you and then you start reading it you can put it down. In my opinion, it had a few issues, but overall great writing and story itself deserve readers' attention.
RedemptionDenied
The Kindle edition is currently on offer: 0.99p in the UK and $0.99 in the States.This is another book, I read eons' ago, and is up there with my favourite King' novels (The Shining, The Stand, Firestarter, Misery, Cujo, Pet Sematary, Salems Lot, etc). If Goodreads, existed at that juncture; when I first read it, I would've accoladed it five-stars. I've still got the softback copy of the book, which is in pristine condition, so not sure whether to buy the Kindle one - or not. I'm looking forward ...more
Preeti
Mar 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
[Reviewed in 2003.:]

Have you ever read a book and been so affected by it that it moved you to tears? I just finished reading The Green Mile by Stephen King and I sat there tearing every few pages or so. It's incredible - the emotion, the feelings... Just the starkness of what's presented. It's a prison story, but moves beyond that, touching on naked human sensibilities, on basic human emotions. Ugh. I am really bad at reviews.

What I can talk about, however, is the emotions that the books caused
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Anne
This was undoubtedly one of the best books I have ever read and I enjoyed it even more than I expected (and I had set the bar super high!). This was also the most horrible book I have ever read - but in the best possible way!

Not a single sentence was unneccessary; I enjoyed every scene and interaction.
The main character was wonderfully developed - he really seemed like a real person and at times it was hard for me to forget that he's just fictional. It was easy to forget that all of this was jus
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Em Lost In Books
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Em Lost In Books by: Srividya
I have always wanted to read a Stephen King but since am not into horror genre, I maintained a secure distance between me and books by one of the most famous authors. So when my friend recommended it to me I decided to finally read Mr. King and am glad that I read this.

Story revolved around the inmates of Cold Mountain Prison who are there for murdering someone waiting for their death on Old Sparky, an Electric chair. Story is told by prison's warden Paul Edgecombe. Life was pretty much simple f
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Carol
When I decided to read The Green Mile, I was absolutely, positively 100% sure it would never measure up to the movie, and was I ever wrong.

All of the characters (including Mr. Jingles) are so well drawn that you feel like you are experiencing their lives and feelings right along with them in Cold Mountain State Penitentiary-1932.

If I could rate this magical, unforgettable (rip your heart out) story more than 5 Stars, I would not hesitate to do so. What else can I say except......."Time takes it

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Olivier Delaye
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my humble opinion this is one of Stephen King’s finest pieces of work, along with the Dark Tower books, The Stand and The Shining. The writing is beautiful, the characterization masterful, the story itself downright compelling and the ending absolute perfection. A masterpiece from start to finish!

OLIVIER DELAYE
Author of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series
The Forgotten Goddess (Sebasten of Atlantis, #1) by Olivier Delaye
Sarah
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a terrific read. Stephen King has done it again. Five wonderful stars. I'm glad that I don't remember hardly any of the movie, because it makes the book so fresh. All I remember is that it had a mouse and huge black prisoner. This book is so much more. It brought all kinds of emotions in me. A very thought provoking novel

The story is set in the 1930's at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary. The Green Mile refers to the tiles on the floor in the death row area. It's where every prisoners had to w
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Andrew Smith
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've Just revisited this book and I'm still at 4 stars with it, for the same reasons I stated in my original review. It was never going to jump to five, but I'd been deliberating whether to shuffle it back to a three.

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This Depression era tale of life on death row, somewhere in the Deep South, started slowly and it took me quite a long time to grow familiar with the characters on the Green Mile, as it was known. It’s a long book, so that’s not so much of an issue (
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Edward Lorn
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Edward by: Lucky's
I first read The Green Mile in serial form, purchased an episode a month from the Lucky's grocery store in Fontana, California. Now, for a little history lesson.

I was born and raised in Southern California. I lived in the same house for 13 years, until my parents went bankrupt and moved to (oddly enough) a much more expensive neighborhood in Colton. Basically I went from the ghetto to Upper-middle class in a single move, and only because my parents went into default on... well, on everything. By
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Chrissie
It is totally crazy that I ended up liking The Green Mile as much as I did. I ended up liking it a lot! It Is not in the genre of books that usually attract me and the large number of characters thrown at the reader at the start gave me trouble. Set on death row, at Cold Mountain Penitentiary, The Green Mile is the sobriquet for the infamous corridor with green tinted linoleum on its floor that leads from the cells to the electric chair. The tale is of course not a depiction of model citizens. A ...more
Richard
Whenever I mention to people that Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and that they should read more of his work, sometimes I get that "look". So many times he's dismissed into the "genre ghetto" as a popular horror writer and not a gifted writer of "literary" fiction. It frustrates me, because many people have no idea how gifted of a writer he truly is and how versatile he is. Obviously these same people have never read his novellas in the collection Different Seasons, or The Dead Zone, ...more
Wayne Barrett
What a masterpiece!

Stephen King has done a lot of scaring through his books but never has he broken my heart like he did with The Green Mile.

Even though there were elements of horror, after all, we had an electric chair called 'Old Sparky', this novel felt more like a tale of fantasy at times. I'm sure most people have seen the movie version and in this case it was very true to the book. Still, this poignant piece of horror classic will go down as one of my favorites. This book was flawless an
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Nandakishore Varma
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This book - what shall I say about it? Steve transcends himself here. If I were asked to pick the best book ever written by Stephen King, this would be it.

The horror here is all too human. The cruelty of human beings to one another - the lawmakers as well as the lawbreakers - is presented in the closed confines of the death row of a prison. The story is narrated by Paul Edgecombe, the prison warden; now in an old folks' home, awaiting the inescapable executioner - The Grim Reaper with his sickle
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Ashley Daviau
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book just gets more brilliant and heart breaking every single time I read it. I always think I’m prepared for the emotions I’m about to feel but I never am and it destroys me every single damn time! It’s just such a heartbreakingly beautiful story, it touches on every emotion and just makes me feel so much. And when it comes down to it, I think that’s what makes it such an excellent story. There’s horror and heartbreak and anger and everything in between and it’s all woven together so perfe ...more
A. Dawes
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
5* for the Film, and 3.5* for the Book. However, I think that's largely due to the order of text consumed, rather than the film being better than the novel. The narrative itself, pertaining to both texts, is the overall winner here.

Although I haven't revisited the film in a while now, it was one of my favourites. I must have seen
it at least half-a-dozen times or so. I loved the relationships, the unique setting of the mile, the notions of good vs evil, and the wonderful array of characters. Th
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Amber
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amber by: Kimberley Hughes
I just finished reading this yesterday and it was an amazing read! Thanks to Kimberley for recommending this to me for the September Book Pals Online Recommendation Swap at A Good Thriller on Goodreads.

Cold Mountain Penitentiary is home to the murders, rapists, serial killers, and all whose heinous crimes makes them walk the Green Mile (Stephen King's version of Death Row)and sit on Old Sparky's lap in E cell block. In the Green Mile, you will read the narrative of Paul Edgecombe block Supervis
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Leo .
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just love Mr. Jingles!!!🐯👍
Rob
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant, just brilliant, with a capital B.

When Stephen King gets it right he really gets it right and this is about as right as it could possibly be.

He has managed to give us a story with just about everything you can think of. There is vindictiveness on a scale most gross. There is supernatural goodness. There is kindness and compassion in the most unlikely places. There is murder most heinous and last but not least, there is undying love.
But of all its messages the one that stands out for me
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Siddharth
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Last night, I found myself awake at 3 o’ clock. I rolled around in bed a couple of times, but I knew that I would have to empty my bladder before sleep could find me again. With grudging acceptance, I hauled myself off the bed, crossed my room and switched on the light in the corridor. And I froze in my tracks and let out a low gasp.

I was looking at no ordinary rat. This one had his head cocked intelligently to the side, and he was staring at me with intelligent, oilspot eyes that seemed to be d
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Francesca
I would give this book a billion stars if I could. Incredible story with incredible characters. Full review to come.
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, 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 Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M ...more

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