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On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.

But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?

No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...

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Stephanie McCann is a journalism student at University of Ohio. Her summer internship brings her to Moose-Lookit Island, ME where she tags along after Vince Teague and David Bowie--two salty newsmen who've been running The Weekly Islander together for forty years.

Over those decades, the old guys have seen it all. With Stephanie's help, they review a cold case involving "The Colorado Kid"--an anonymous tourist visiting the island who turned up dead in the Spring of 1980.

The Colorado Kid is classic King. He deftly weaves a charming and funny New England yarn featuring good old fashioned Island storytelling.

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A "New York Times" bestseller in paperback, this is Kings classic take on noir fiction. A novice newspaperwoman gains insight into the nature of mystery itself when her journalism mentors tell her about a 25-year-old unsolved investigation involving a man found dead on an island off the coast of Maine. Unabridged. 4 CDs.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark No StarsBlockade BillyUnder the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.  He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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sharrona, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by sharrona)
Excellent story, surprisingly brief for Stephen King (4 CDs, unabridged), and surprisingly not focused on horror or the supernatural, this was a straight-up "whodunnit" -- plus the "why?" and "how?" and all the other questions journalists seek to answer. But rather than the traditional formula of a mystery story, The Colorado Kid was more about the art of telling a story than the story itself.

Narrator Jeffrey DeMunn did a beautiful job of creating distinctive voices of two elderly Maine coast newspapermen, without reducing their "down East" accents to something laughable or unintelliglble. He also kept separate the voice of a woman grad student interning with them.

This book interested me when I learned it was the basis, or at least the initial inspiration, for the SyFy TV series "Haven," and it did not disappoint.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743570916
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Read by:
DeMunn, Jeffrey
Read:
DeMunn, Jeffrey
Author:
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Author:
AMP
Author:
Schuster, Inc. All right reserved.
Author:
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Author:
DeMunn, Jeffrey
Author:
(P) 2005 Simon
Author:
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Author:
(c) 2005 Stephen King. All rights reserved.
Author:
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Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20080122
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5 in 4.83 oz
Media Run Time:
240

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Product details pages Simon & Schuster Audio - English 9780743570916 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Stephanie McCann is a journalism student at University of Ohio. Her summer internship brings her to Moose-Lookit Island, ME where she tags along after Vince Teague and David Bowie--two salty newsmen who've been running The Weekly Islander together for forty years.

Over those decades, the old guys have seen it all. With Stephanie's help, they review a cold case involving "The Colorado Kid"--an anonymous tourist visiting the island who turned up dead in the Spring of 1980.

The Colorado Kid is classic King. He deftly weaves a charming and funny New England yarn featuring good old fashioned Island storytelling.

"Synopsis" by , A "New York Times" bestseller in paperback, this is Kings classic take on noir fiction. A novice newspaperwoman gains insight into the nature of mystery itself when her journalism mentors tell her about a 25-year-old unsolved investigation involving a man found dead on an island off the coast of Maine. Unabridged. 4 CDs.
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