Just when I think I can not be surprised… I read A Good Marriage by Stephen King. A chiller that will go right through to the bones. ~ Sheila
While Darcy’s husband Bob is away on a business trip, Darcy comes across a well hidden box under a work table in their garage. When she opens the box she is stunned by what she finds and believes that there must be some sort of mistake. Bob,her husband and father to their now adult children has never been nothing but kind and loving… but this… this finding opens up a Pandora’s box on Darcy’s entire life. Now Darcy needs to make some pretty heavy decisions before Bob gets home.
I have not read a King book in years. In fact, the last King book I read was 11-22-63, which if you have read, you know that while it is an excellent read, it does not really feel like a King book. When I was offered this book on audio for review and seen that creepy cool cover *pause here so you can look at it again*….
I though this would be a great time to spend with King. And it was. I have to say this book was darker than I had anticipated. It is hard to find a book that can spook you without gore, and A Good Marriage succeeded in giving me chills, but not grossing me out.
A Good Marriage is twisted good. A review I had read on this recently on another blog (I apologize for not remembering where I read it) said this would be a good audio for someone new to audio as it is only 3 cds (3 hours) long. I would agree with that statement. It is not a huge commitment and wow… you will find yourself having trouble not finishing it right away so you know.
“Oh my Lord! What is going to happen!?”
My only personal grumble is the narration of Jessica Hecht bothered me when she was reading Darcy’s part. I found Darcy to sound too frail and too soft for what I guessing her age to be around 50. In Darcy and Jessica’s defense, I like strong female character so this may just be something that grated on me. 😉
**Important note – I am seeing on-line that this read has been released in a different King book called: Full Dark No Stars. This has caused some dispute to those who had read Full Dark No Stars (which has three short stories by King in it) and did not realize that A Good Marriage was one of these stories which they had already read.
- Listening Length: 3 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 30, 2014