The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption Book annotation not available for this title Title The Shawshank RedemptionAuthor King Stephen Muller Frank NRT Publisher Penguin Group USAPublication Date Number of Pages Binding Type CD

  • Title: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780142428023
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Book annotation not available for this title.Title The Shawshank RedemptionAuthor King, Stephen Muller, Frank NRT Publisher Penguin Group USAPublication Date 2010 04 01Number of Pages Binding Type CD SPOKEN WORDLibrary of Congress

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    1. Stephen King

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    171 thoughts on “The Shawshank Redemption”

    1. "Remember that hope is a good thing, Red, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption is subtitled 'Hope Springs Eternal' - and that perfectly sums up the soul of his book. It's hope that keeps you going - even after everything horrible that you can ever imagine has already happened to you, even after life has knocked you down over and over again, even after there seems to be nothing left. Hope is the last thing to die, they say. Andy Dufresn [...]

    2. عند توزيع العقول كل إنسان اعجبه عقله و لم يعجبه رزقه و عندما يقع عليك ظلم كبير كبير من الطراز الذي يعصف بالاخضر و اليابس في حياتكيكون امامك اختيارين تندب حظك حتى الموت كمدا🙊تشحذ قدراتك لا لكي تنهض فقطبل لتستفيد ممن ظلموك يا عبادي اني حرمت الظلم على نفسيو جعلته بينكم محرما فل [...]

    3. Prison ain't no fairy tales. Almost everything that could be possibly said about it has been said. What makes this book different is the message it conveys - one of eternal hope. I was and am profoundly moved by this simple and eloquent depiction of hope, friendship, and redemption. The story begins with the trial of a young banker, Andy Dufresne, victimized by circumstantial evidence, resulting in a conviction for the murder of his wife and her lover. After a quick conviction, Andy finds himsel [...]

    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“I hope . . .”The moral of the story? You have to crawl through a lot of shit in life before you reach Zihuatanejo.Uncle Stevie will always be known as the Master of Horror, but it’s my belief that his not-so-scary stuff is where he truly shines. Hands down my favorite story ever, that just so happened to be converted into one of my favorite films as well. If you’ve not yet experienced it, you’re missing out on what my husband and I have dubbed [...]

    5. This is one of my favorite movies and I watch it anytime it's rerun on tv. I've vowed to read more Stephen King because if you skip those of the horror genre, his other books are such wonderful, human stories. Having recently been in on some discussions of another prison book, The Enchanted, I couldn't help but compare the two books as I read along. I love both books, with their similarities and dissimilarities; but Shawshank offers such hope and redemption (I mean it is right there in the title [...]

    6. Η μια αφίσα διαδεχόταν την άλλη στο κελί του Άντυ Νταφρέσν στις πολιτειακές φυλακές Shawshank και τα χρόνια το ίδιο. Το 1949 ήταν η Rita Hayworth, το 1955 την αντικατέστησε η Marilyn Monroe, το 1960 η Jane Mansfield, το 1966 η Raquel Welch. Τελευταία αφίσα που κρεμάστηκε στον τοίχο του κελιού 14 της πτέρυγας 5 ήταν αυ [...]

    7. Usually, I'm struggling with trying to review my favorite books, because apart from expressions like 'awesome', 'mind-blowing' or 'must-read', not too much can be said about stories like these. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I tend to enjoy writing snarky reviews of books I disliked way more than trying to compose a decent review on a story I loved and want everyone else to read as well."Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" is one of them. I have to admit, I am a huge fan of prison st [...]

    8. می‌دونی مکزیکی‌ها در مورد اقیانوس آرام چی می‌گن رِد؟ می‌گن که اونجا هیچ خاطره‌ای وجود نداره و به همین علته که من می‌خوام زندگیم رو اونجا به پایان برسونمبعد از کتاب پاپیون هانری شاریر (و اقتباس سینمایی آن با بازی به یاد ماندنی استیو مک‌کوئین)، کتاب امیدهای جاودان بهاری: ره [...]

    9. Anyone driving north on Rte 3 "down in Massachusetts" this morning may have passed a girl driving an SUV, one hand covering her mouth, tears pouring down her face and neck. They may have wondered in passing if she was having a rough morning or had received some bad newsbut would anyone ever guess that she was in throes of this cathartic sobfest courtesy of Stephen King and the beautiful final passages of The Shawshank Redemption? Probably not.I cannot believe I have never read this. Actually, I [...]

    10. One of the best set of novella length stories ever put together. Period. For anyone out there who accuses King of not beinjg able to write well, this set should end that argument.Shawshank: "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" is a masterpiece. A streamlined cast of characters and clever telling of the story using the narrator as a main character, only to shift into first person to finish the story with expectant yet unresolved hope.Apt Pupil: Scary. Really spooky stuff. Not so much for [...]

    11. This is such a wonderful story. It's the "Hope Springs Eternal" portion of Different Seasons. That sounds ridiculous on the surface because, it is after all, about a man wrongfully convicted of a double homicide and then incarcerated for decades, but somehow King infuses each page with hope. Even the pages that talk about lining your underwear with toilet paper because you've been raped! Any writer that can do that is a magician and a genius in my opinion!

    12. عندما تظلم حياتك بامكانك الاستسلام او استخدام عقلك وتدبر امورك. اندي دخل السجن بسبب خيانة زوجته وخرج بفضل صورة ريتا هيوارث اندي عرف الفرق بين الاشياء التي يستطيع تغييرها والاشياء التي فرضت عليه اندي تاقلم مع وضعه لمدة ثم حصل على حريته وخلال تلك الفترة المظلمة كان له اثر ايجا [...]

    13. একমাত্র বই যেটার বই থেকে মুভিটা বেশি অসাধারন লেগেছে। মরগ্যান ফ্রিম্যানের কণ্ঠস্বর <3

    14. I am willing to bet the majority of people reading this review have already seen the film version of The Shawshank Redemption. If you have not seen the movie, stop reading my review and go watch the film. It is amazing. I have recently discovered the 'free' audio-books on the library. (Thank you tax dollars). The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King is a relatively short book. It is also a short audio book, only 3 cassettes (my POS car has a tape-deck). Frank Muller narrates Stephen King's tale [...]

    15. "Well you weren't writing about yourself, I hear someone in the peanut-gallery saying. You were writing about Andy Dufresne. You're nothing but a minor character in your own story. But you know, that's just not so. It's all about me, every damned word of it. Andy was the part of me they could never lock up, the part of me that will rejoice when the gates finally open for me and I walk out in my cheap suit with my twenty dollars of mad-money in my pocket. That part of me will rejoice no matter ho [...]

    16. Every time I Saw the movie, it would give entirely new perspective from which I could continuously break the old self and entrench the new. Having seen the movie no less that ten times, I detected that, amazingly, something fresh would preceed to emerge all the time. That could be something we call Classic.There could be some reasons that I'd rather call it a “shape who I will be”,but still, I could not exactly tell what the reasons were. The perceptions would evolve with the age. The movie [...]

    17. I can't believe it took me this long to discover this novella, especially since The Shawshank Redemption is my all time favorite movie. Hearing the story from Red's gentle and detailed perspective was intriguing. Red has a great sense of humor throughout the book. He tells the story in a way that allows you to see the passing of time. This is not as evident in the movie version. Although short, this book gives the reader something to hope for in their own life. I also loved the peek into the pri [...]

    18. من اروع ما قرأت لهذا الكاتب المذهلرجل سجن خطأ بتهمة قتل زوجته , تحت امرة سجان سادي يهوى تعذيب السجناء لكن بحكمة و صبر و اناة يستطيع كسب ثقته مستقلا اتقانه للحسابات و من ثم الهرب من السجن بطريقة غير جديدة في الواقع ففكرة نفق تحت الارض هي من اقدم الطرق و اكثرها فشلا لكن المذهل في [...]

    19. This is not a review for the entire collection, Different Seasons. I intend to read it at some point, but when I came across this audiobook I couldn't pass it up.The enduring fame of Shawshank is in large part thanks to the film. I've found many people are surprised to hear that Stephen King wrote it. I'm guessing these are the same people that believe he's just a horror writer, and here you can almost hear the strained twang of elitism in the voice. But sorry, Charlie, Uncle Steve has a bag and [...]

    20. One of the few books in history that was actually as good as its on screen counterpart, although how they managed to squeeze so much screen time out of such a short story still amazes me. I originally read this book when I was 16, missing my school prom to finish it and I loved it then as I love it now. The true mark of a good story is one that can be told time and time again without you ever realising that you have read it before. This is certainly one of those great stories, from an equally gr [...]

    21. I hadn't read a truly frightening book of his. Yes, King's novels are disturbing, but not scary. A truly powerful yet disturbing account of an injustice law system, and the effects it has on a young man's life. Although imprisoned unjustly, he doesn't complain: it is not in his character. Instead, he decides to fight the system: not with his fists, with his mind. He succeeds. If you liked the movie, you will not be dissapointed in the moody, honest and bold novel. But in the sad case when you ha [...]

    22. I liked this. It was probably 3 stars for me, but just because I loved the writing, I will add an extra star. I love Stephen King's writing. His characters are richly drawn. There is so much vivid detail that makes them leap from the page. I always love that. There is always a special emphasis on the emotions as well. These details didn't just apply to the characters, but they were also poured into the setting so that you could truly see it.

    23. Εξαιρετικό βιβλίο,μου άρεσε πάρα πολύ!Είναι έξυπνο,είναι καλογραμμένο,περιγράφει συγκλονιστικα τη ζωή στις φυλακές,δημιουργεί έντονα συναισθήματα,και έχει και χιούμορ σε μικρές δόσεις.

    24. It turns out I like Stephen King's writing when the story is not filled with supernatural and horror, well except for Green Mile. Looking forward to finding more books like this written by him.

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