The Stand

The Stand

The Complete & Uncut Edition

Downloadable Audiobook - 1990
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Random House, Inc.
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.

And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail -- and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.

Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral comlexity of a true epic.

For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors who, while experiencing dreams of a battle between good and evil, move toward an actual confrontation as they migrate to Boulder, Colorado.

Random House Digital
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides--or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail--and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic.For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.

And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides--or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail--and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.

Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic.

For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, 1990
ISBN: 9780307987587
Characteristics: 1 online resource,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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JessicaTB
Jul 08, 2017

I have read this book 3 times over the past 2 decades. It was so fun to have the audio version to experience these characters all over again.

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JosephKelley
May 16, 2017

A masterpiece! The story sucks you in and you become friends with the characters and find yourself rooting for them. This was the second King book I ever read and knew I had to read more. I have since listened to it 2 more times on audiobook. My oldest son decided to check it out and at 14, he found the story fascinating as well. Highly highly recommend it!

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IV27HUjg
Jan 02, 2016

I guess I'm not a SK fan. Gave up after 3rd disc.

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loricrit
Jun 24, 2014

The Stand is my all time favorite novel and I reread it at least every few years. This audio recording is excellent. I've listened to it several times over the years. The first time was long ago when it was on cassette tapes (and there were a lot of them!).

I may well give this another listen in the near future.

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megganw94
May 07, 2014

The Stand is a rather long book by Stephen King. Imagine the world ending by a virus that mocks a severe cold, only to kill you a day or two later. Or, at least, 99% of the population. Now, try being a survivor who has to choose good or evil. All because of a government mix up that released a super bug. How long will the survivors last? How many are there? Dubbing the bug “Captain Tripps”, the survivors on the good side must fight through an apocalyptic world and work to find Grandma Abigail, a 100+ year old woman, who can help them fight against the face of pure evil. Where do I begin? This book is HUGE, but its absolutely amazing. It starts off slow, and jumps around quite a bit, but it all comes together rather nicely. Stephen King really has way of putting you right in the shoes of the characters, and painting such an elaborate picture. This is definitely one of his longer books, but in no way does that take anything away from it! I loved every word of this book. I honestly thought at first, this is so boring, how am I going to finish it? But WOW was I wrong! I think the only thing I didn’t like was the jumping around at first and taking a bit to get exciting. Other than that, though, I don’t think there’s a bad thing I could say about this book! Except maybe how sad I was when it was over.

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emkenny78
Feb 06, 2014

Great book, really draws you in from the first page and keeps you unable to put it down til the end.

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paisano
Jan 31, 2013

Clearly one of the best books Stephen King has ever written. I recommend reading the complete and un cut version...you understand the characters much better...I was right there with them as they travel out west...it was sad to have this book end.

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