My previous experience with audiobooks hasn't been all that great, so I decided to try something shorter and by an author I'd also read. "The Mist" was my choice, and it was an unfortunate choice.
I have to wonder whether or not there was much corporate sponsorship in the making of this audiobook. For one, at the sight of a mutated insect-monster set aflame trying to put itself out by smashing into the sauces aisle of a supermarket the reaction is not shock or dismay. It's literally a character moaning that there's "Ragu and Prego everywhere!" Uh, what? Ruffles, Bud Light, many products get quite a bit of audio-time.
The story itself was likely a good one: after a quick storm, people find themselves trapped inside a grocery store, surrounded by a thick mist, and monstrous horrors attack and kill anyone who steps out into the horrible thick fog. But alas, the voices chosen for the characters were very poor -especially the apparently sinous-infected young boy, and the reactions of the voice-overs to the attacks are just as bad -"Oh my god, get it off me!" never sounded so flat as on this tape.
I'm not done with trying audiobooks quite yet, but I'm beginning to think it's just a genre not for me. At the very least, I suggest that if you, too, are flirting with the audiobook, try something by Stuart MacLean, not Stephen King. Certainly not, "The Mist."