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Taking a break from Broadway to try her voice at audiobook narration, Frances Sternhagen reads Stephen King's work with dazzling gusto. Sternhagen is Dolores Claiborne, a curmudgeon of a housekeeper accused of murdering her less-than-genial boss. So adept is the actress at playing the crusty, outspoken East Coaster that one may feel as if they're privy to a closed deposition. However, listeners be warned: Dolores Claiborne is not for delicate ears. Colorful adjectives and earthy idioms abound--let's just say Mrs. Claiborne doesn't mince words and uses metaphors that would make most truckers blush. (Running time: nine hours, six cassettes) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
King's portrait of a Maine housekeeper accused of her employer's murder--a nine-week PW bestseller--shows him to be a magnificent storyteller.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Again if you are a King fan this is a must read BEFORE you see the movie. The details are better, page turning book.Published 7 months ago by Janet Stewart
I saw the title of this book and thought the name was familiar. When I realized it was the one about the housekeeper who killed her husband I was surprised that I had read a... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joseph
Dolores Claiborne is a housewife with problems. Stephen King gives us a window into her thoughts, feelings and desperation in her efforts to find a way through each new crisis. Read morePublished on March 5 2012 by Ila France Porcher, Author of The Shark Sessions
This is a great book, and the film is just as good, in a different way. This is one wife's struggle with domestic abuse at the hands of a drunken, insulting, violent husband. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
What would you do if you were accused of a murder? What if you were accused of two murders?
In the book Dolores Claiborne you go through the whole thinking process of what... Read more
The conventional street wisdom is that the best movies adapted from Stephen King novels are the ones that do not mention they are adapted from Stephen King novels. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by Lawrance Bernabo
When I started reading this book, I was bracing myself for a bad experience--I'd just finished Heart of Darkness by Conrad, which is three big chapters and boring as all get out... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004
I thought this book was very good! It gets very intense in the middle of the book when Dolores decides she's gunna go through with her plan of killing her husband. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004 by Kiki Robinson