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Fairy tale [sound recording] : a novel / Stephen King.

King, Stephen, 1947- (author,, narrator.). Numrich, Seth, (narrator.).


Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself, and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and his aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797145280
  • ISBN: 1797145282
  • Physical Description: 20 audio discs (approximately 24 hr.) ; CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Seth Numrich with Stephen King.
Subject: Heroes > Fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Recluses > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Multiverse > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Imaginary places > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Fantasy fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 46 of 52 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 2 current holds with 52 total copies.
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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library CDBOOK KING (Text) 39493110065010 Adult Audiobook Available -
Hudson (Fontana) CDBOOK KING (Text) 39493109883746 Adult Audiobook Available -
Jackson County Public Library CDBOOK KING (Text) 39493109434029 Adult Audiobook Available -