The Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King

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This is an audiobook release of a novella from King's 2008 collection, Just After Sunset. It is only two CDs but it feels like a longer story because he packs so much suspense in so few words. Narrator Mare Winningham conveys just enough emotion and mood, without overdramatizing a story that is exciting and - at times - lurid enough based just on the words. Like any great melodrama, you wonder how much more your "hero" can take, as challenges and disasters pile up, but you root for her to rise to every one and come out stronger. The plot and theme revolve around running - running away, running away from, running for fitness and strength, and running to keep on running. As such, it may leave you breathless for more reasons than one. Check Our Catalog

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