The Stand

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The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden.

When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.
6.41K reviews
Cathy Drouin
January 22, 2016
The longest book I think I ever read and what got me hooked on this great author. I truly believe his best novel ever and I have read about 95% of them. Deserves 5 stars and nothing less. Movie was good too but nothing came close to the magic of the book. Battle of good and evil.
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donna loeffler
May 20, 2017
Stephen King is my most favorite author! This is my favorite book. I've not been a big fan of the movies, ie(pet cemetery )GREAT book but movie doesn't touch the thrill! But as to 'The Stand' definitely 5*
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jae' robison
August 4, 2017
I was 20 years old when I first read "The Stand." Until then LOTR was the only book I got lost in with characters that broke my heart. I traveled to Mount Doom with Frodo and Sam every November from age 11. I am now 52 and I still read LOTR every November. And I read "The Stand" every summer. Like LOTR, a little piece of me dies every time I read it, as the cost of defeating evil so often means a sacrifice of innocence and the most pure of heart. The fact that Stephen King has always known that, as most of his novels prove, has made him what I consider to be not only one of the greatest writers, but one of the wisest. One has only had to lose a child, to know the horror of "Pet Cemetery"has nothing to do with bringing a cat back from the dead after burying it in cursed earth. The horror of "Pet Cemetery" is about the grief of a parent unable to accept the unacceptable and the destruction of a family. I suggest everyone read all of Mr. King's stories and at different times in your life. He has knowledge enough for several lifetimes. I hope to read many more stories from Mr. King for many more years of both of our lives.
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About the author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey's Story; Cell; and the last three novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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