Written by:
Stephen King
Narrated by:
Sissy Spacek , Margaret Atwood

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2012
7 hours 46 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY MARGARET ATWOOD •  Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers • In a world where bullies rule, one girl holds a secret power. Unpopular and tormented, Carrie White's life takes a terrifying turn when her hidden abilities become a weapon of horror.

'Stephen King’s first novel changed the trajectory of horror fiction forever. Fifty years later, authors say it’s still challenging and guiding the genre.'  —Esquire
“A master storyteller.” —The Los Angeles Times • “Guaranteed to chill you.” —The New York Times • 'Gory and horrifying. . . . You can't put it down.' —Chicago Tribune
Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. But while she may be picked on by her classmates, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. Her ability has been both a power and a problem. And when she finds herself the recipient of a sudden act of kindness, Carrie feels like she's finally been given a chance to be normal. She hopes that the nightmare of her classmates' vicious taunts is over . . . but an unexpected and cruel prank turns her gift into a weapon of horror so destructive that the town may never recover.
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Jennifer Latham

I have always loved this book and movie. But to have Mr. King and Ms. Spacek narrate one of my most favorite books (and movies) of all time is bliss, sheer bliss. Do yourself a favor, get this book, you'll enjoy it.

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I enjoyed the narrarator's slight accent and she does the different character voices very well. I personally did not care for the jumping back and forth between the court case and the main story only because it would pause the building suspense but then again I'm not a legendary story teller... I also realized that this book was written in the 70's and that was probably a very new and cool twist at the time idk. I enjoyed it and now will probably go try the movie.

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This is the first book I’ve ever listened too and I thought it was great. The way Stephen writes you can totally envision what’s happening. Having Sissy Spacek narrating is genus.

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Ashleigh Williams

I really enjoyed Sissy Spacek's narration, truly good. The format was slightly different from the usual, which was an enjoyable departure.

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craig specht

This was a good book. loved the narrator. excellent choice. She did an excellent job, especially because she was Carrie in the movie.

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Marcus Johnson

The way King makes this story play along as a police interrogation leading to flashbacks was well written and I'm surprised it has not been adapted as such on film. The story is a gruesome coming of age tale and one that resonates with all readers in some fashion as the high school dynamic presented in the book is outstanding. A fun read and an even more enjoyable listen.

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Sarah Haman

This book was recommended to me by an Audio-Book-Loving friend as her absolute favorite go-to book. It did not disappoint. Aside from being a classic, the narration is fantastic. Also, the book is pretty short, which is convenient for me. Highly recommend.

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Erik Bergesen

One of my all time favorite books, with an amazing introduction read by the author, plus the star of the original film adaptation narrating the book. Score: grand slam! King expertly describes and Spasek emotes all the pathos of teen ostracism and rage. A must own!

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