The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (CD-Audio)

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    What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

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    What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

    The brochure promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.

    Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number 36, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her -- her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

    A classic story that engages our emotions at the most primal level. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon explores our deep dread of the unknown and the extent to which faith can conquer it. It is a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm, but aglow with a girl's indomitable spirit.

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    ISBN 9780743578189
    Genre FICTION / Suspense
    Format CD-Audio
    Publisher Date 2008-09-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 6.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.38 lb
    Language English
    Volume Number 6
    Edition Detail Unabridged
    Audience General/trade
    Authors King, Stephen

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    • Good audio

      I had already read this book, but purchased the audio version for the car. This is Stephen King-classic (great of course!), but shorter than some of his other writings. The narrator does a good job expressing the main character, who is a young girl. I would recommend this book whether in audio or written form to anyone who loves suspense and especially Stephen King!

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