A Face in the Crowd

· Sold by Simon and Schuster
229 reviews

About this ebook

The writing team that delivered the bestselling Faithful, about the 2004 Red Sox championship season, takes readers to the ballpark again, and to a world beyond in this baseball tale with a twist from master storyteller Stephen King.

Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier….

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229 reviews
Bill Ivie
April 27, 2013
It was a good, quick read with the story moving along at a good pace. King has always spent too much time moving his stories forward, in my opinion, and seems to have consciously adjusted that here. The oayoff was a bit disappointing to me, however. It was not a bad tale, but one that seemed incomplete. Worth the $2 and the hour it took to read, but don't set your expectations too high or you will be quite let down.
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A Google user
September 10, 2012
I purchased this because I have always liked Stven King books. I tried the free sample and it consisted of nothing. Big cover pic, a place to sign up for notifications which I opted out of, a table of contents (2 entries) a blank page and the last page which informed me that was the end of the free sample. Not a review of the book, a review on the sample. After email addys perhaps .
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A Google user
November 9, 2012
Classic King. I couldn't tell there was another author except for some of the descriptions seemed different. Good, fast...more than a little predictable. I love King though.
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About the author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes the short story collection You Like It Darker, Holly, Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His 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 Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, and Firestarter are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. His novel The Odds was hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gorgeous fable, a stunning meditation and a hope-filled Valentine.” Granta named him one of America’s Best Young Novelists. He was born and raised and lives in Pittsburgh.

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