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Joyland [sound recording] /

by King, Stephen; Kelly, Michael [nrt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013Edition: Unabridged.Description: 7 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781442359918; 1442359919.Subject(s): City and town life -- North Carolina -- Fiction | Amusement parks -- Fiction | Nineteen seventies -- Fiction | Carnivals -- Fiction | College students -- Fiction | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | North Carolina -- Fiction | AudiobooksOnline resources: View cover art Read by Michael Kelly.Summary: Set in a small town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

eoe Joyland is a breathtaking, beautiful, heartbreaking book....Even the most hardboiled readers will find themselves movede (Charles Ardai, Edgar- and Shamus Award-winning editor of Hard Case Crime). <br> <br> Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

Read by Michael Kelly.

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Set in a small town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

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Library Journal Review

In King's (The Shining) 1970s-set novel, New England college student Devin Jones's girlfriend takes a summer job out of town, so he leaves himself, landing a summer job at Joyland, a small amusement park in North Carolina. The story weaves a series of unsolved murders with the whispers of a ghost story, some teenage angst, suicidal thoughts, mild depression, and the ever-present sexual urges of young adulthood. King deals with them all in this touching, tender story of a good young man whose innate kindness unwittingly touches the lives of many people. Joyland comes to life as King uses carny endearments and language that convey the flavor of the lifestyle. VERDICT Both Joyland the amusement park and Joyland the novel are pure fun. Highly recommended. ["This one's a must for King fans and may also attract YA readers," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Hard Case Crime: Titan hc, LJ 5/1/13.-Ed.]-Laura Brosie, Abilene, TX (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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