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The Girl, Who Loved Tom Gordon Das Mädchen, engl. Ausgabe : A Novel

King, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0340765585 / ISBN 13: 9780340765586
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, United Kingdom, 1999
Used Condition As New Hard Cover
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Preceds the American edition. Unread. In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. One morning in early June, Trisha McFarland is playing with her doll in the back seat of her mother's van, half an hour later Trisha is lost in the woods, and things will never be quite the same. Bookseller Inventory # 1000688

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"The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Trying not to be terrified. Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt. Sometimes they died. And all because she needed to pee...". This is the story of a girl who gets lost on an outing in the Northeast woods. In her panic to get back on the track, she takes turnings which lead her deeper and deeper into the terrifying woods. With only a small amount of food and water in her knapsack, she begins to give up hope of ever getting out. Alive. The only thing that keeps her going is her Walkman on which she listens avidly to Red Sox baseball games, creating an imaginary friendship with her hero Tom Gordon. And as she struggles for survival and a way out, she realises she's not alone. There's something else in the woods - and it's watching her...

Review: With a convincing mix of youthful optimism and world-weary resignation, reader Anne Heche adds resonance to this unabridged recording. Heche is especially effective as the 9-year-old heroine, Trisha McFarland, who makes a fateful decision during an afternoon hike with her dysfunctional family. "The paths had forked in a 'Y.' She would simply walk across the gap and rejoin the main trail. Piece of cake. There was no chance of getting lost." As one might suspect, there is every chance she'll get lost--or worse--and taking the shortcut turns out to be a very bad choice indeed. At times Heche's reading may be too measured, but her narration is generally quite good and her steady portrayal of a young girl lost renders this tale all the more frightening. (Running time: 6.5 hours, 6 cassettes) --George Laney

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Title: The Girl, Who Loved Tom Gordon Das Mädchen, ...

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: True First Edition, First Prinitng

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