Big Driver by Stephen King is the kind of heart-pounding, adrenalin-filled horror story that will stay with you for a long time after listening. The reading by Jessica Hecht is excellent and the horrifying scenes drawn by the author are extremely vivid.
I requested Big Driver for review, not realizing that it was a story from Full Dark, No Stars, a collection of five stories by Stephen King that I had already listened to.
But this is one of the best stories from Full Dark, No Stars, and is definitely worth the $9.99 price, if you haven’t already bought Full Dark, No Stars, that is. Big Driver has already been made into a TV movie already, so you may have already encountered spoilers, but I’m not going to discuss the plot here more than to say the story is about an author of cozy crime fiction who makes a routine visit to a Massachusetts library to give a talk. (In lieu of a trigger warning, I’ll just say if there are certain types of violence that you can’t bear to read about, you should look up other reviews to find out more before choosing to read Big Driver.)
BTW, have others noticed how a lot of e-books and e-audiobooks are being re-released separately this way? A little bit misleading! I also recently bought the e-book edition of what I thought was the story collection 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, at what I thought was a fantastically low price, but it was only the title story, 20th Century Ghost (no s), I realized just after the final click.
Recommended for listeners who like ’em scary!
Hecht, Jessica, narr.
SImon and Schuster Audio
4 hrs, 20 min
$9.99, audio download
Disclosure: I received a free audio download from the publisher for review.