The Talisman

The Talisman

4.13 (119,444 ratings by Goodreads)
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Soon to be a Netflix series!

The iconic, "extraordinary" (The Washington Post) collaboration between bestselling authors Stephen King and Peter Straub--an epic thriller about a young boy's quest to save his mother's life.

Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey, an exalting, terrifying quest for the mystical Talisman--the only thing that can save Jack's dying mother. But to reach his goal, Jack must make his way not only across the breadth of the United States but also through the wondrous and menacing parallel world of the Territories.

In the Territories, Jack finds another realm, where the air is so sweet and clear a man can smell a radish being pulled from the ground a mile away--and a life can be snuffed out instantly in the continuing struggle between good and evil. Here Jack discovers "Twinners," reflections of the people he knows on earth--most notably Queen Laura, the Twinner of Jack's own imperiled mother. As Jack "flips" between worlds, making his way westward toward the redemptive Talisman, a sequence of heart-stopping encounters challenges him at every step.

An unforgettable epic of adventure and resounding triumph, The Talisman is one of the most influential and highly praised works of fantasy ever written.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 191 x 15mm | 136g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1442359064
  • 9781442359062
  • 717,731

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"Extraordinary...makes your hair stand on end."--"Washington Post"
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About Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Prize. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, most recently A Dark Matter. He has three times won the Bram Stoker Award. He lives in New York City.
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Rating details

119,444 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 44% (52,922)
4 32% (37,787)
3 18% (21,297)
2 5% (5,765)
1 1% (1,673)
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