Stephen King Project

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Stephen King Project

I wanted an extra incentive to get myself out walking each day, so I started a subscription to Audible.com to listen to audiobooks while walking. I figured if I only listened to a good story while walking, then that would get me out walking to listen to the rest of it. Around the same time I made that decision, I had remembered reading a Rolling Stone Interview with Stephen King where he talked about his life and works. I had read a few of King’s books when I was in high school, but I decided his stories were becoming repetitive and gave up on his collection long ago. I decided to give him another shot by listening to his works in order they were published. I even plan on rereading the books that I read long ago to see what I think of them now. Finally, since there loves to be adaptations of King’s works, I’ll check out what I can.

If you want to follow along, here are my social media links:

 

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Book

Adaptation

Carrie
(April 1974, 199 pages)
‘Salem’s Lot
(October 1975, 439 pages)
The Shining
(January 1977, 447 pages)
Rage
(September 1977, 211 pages)
as Richard Bachman
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Book

Adaptation

Night Shift

(February 1978, 336 pages)
Story Collection

Movies

TV Movies

TV Episode

  • “Battleground” on Nightmares & Dreamscapes (2006)
The Stand
(September 1978, 823 pages, Uncut Edition May 1990, 1152 pages)
The Long Walk
(July 1979, 384 pages)
as Richard Bachman
The Dead Zone
(August 1979, 428 pages)
  • Movie (1983)
  • TV Series (2002-2007)
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Book

Adaptation

Firestarter
(September 1980, 426 pages)
  • Movie (1984)
Roadwork
(March 1981, 274 pages)
as Richard Bachman
Cujo
(September 1981, 309 pages)
  • Movie (1983)
The Running Man
(May 1982, 317 pages)
as Richard Bachman
  • Movie (1987)
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Book

Adaptation

The Dark Tower: 
The Gunslinger
(June 1982, Revised 2003, 224 pages)
Different Seasons
(August 1982, 527 pages)
Story Collection
Movies

  • Stand By Me (1986)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Apt Pupil (1998)
Christine
(April 1983, 526 pages)
  • Movie (1983)
Cycle of the Werewolf
(November 1983, 127 pages)
  • Movie: Silver Bullet (1985)
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Books

Adaptation

Pet Sematary
(November 1983, 374 pages)
  • Movie (1989)
The Talisman
(November 1984, 646 pages)
with Peter Straub
Jack Sawyer Trilogy
  • Comic (6 issues, 2009-2010)
Thinner
(November 1984, 309 pages)
  • Movie (1996)
Skeleton Crew
(June 1985, 512 pages)
Story Collection

Movies

  • Creepshow 2 (1987)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • Mercy (2014)

TV Episode

  • “Word Processor of the Gods”
    on Tales from the Darkside (1984)
  • “Gramma” on The New Twilight Zone (1986)
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Book

Adaptation

It
(September 1986, 1138 pages)
  • TV Miniseries (1990)
The Eyes of the Dragon
(February 1987, 326 pages)
The Dark Tower II:
The Drawing of the Three
(May 1987, 400 pages)
Misery
(June 1987, 320 pages)
  • Movie (1990)
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Book

Adaptation

The Tommyknockers
(November 1987, 558 pages)
  • TV Miniseries (1993)
The Dark Half
(October 1989, 431 pages)
  • Movie (1993)
Four Past Midnight
(September 1990, 763 pages)
Story Collection
  • TV Miniseries: The Langoliers (1995)
  • Movie: Secret Window (2004)
The Dark Tower III:
The Waste Lands
(August 1991, 512 pages)
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Book

Adaptation

 Needful Things
(October 1991, 690 pages)
  • Movie (1993)
Gerald’s Game
(May 1992, 332 pages)
 Dolores Claiborne
(November 1992, 305 pages)
  • Movie (1995)
Nightmares & Dreamscapes
(September 1993, 816 pages)
Story Collection
  •  TV Series (1996)

Movies

  • The Night Flier (1997)
  • Quicksilver Highway (1997)
  • Dolan’s Cadillac (2009)

TV Episodes

  • “Sorry, Right Number” on
    Tales from the Darkside (1987)
  • “The Moving Finger” on Monsters (1991)
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Book

Adaptation

Insomnia
(September 1994, 727 pages)
Rose Madder
(June 1995, 420 pages)
The Green Mile
(March-August 1996, 400 pages)
Serial Novel
  • Movie (1999)
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Book

Adaptation

The Regulators
(September 1996, 480 pages)
as Richard Bachman
Desperation
(September 1996, 704 pages)
  • TV Movie (2006)
The Dark Tower IV: 
Wizard and Glass
(November 1997, 787 pages)
Bag of Bones
(September 1998, 529 pages)
  • TV Miniseries (2011)
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Book

Adaptation

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
(April 1999, 224 pages)
Hearts in Atlantis
(September 1999, 528 pages)
  • Movie (2001)
Dreamcatcher
(March 2001, 620 pages)
  • Movie (2003)
Black House
(September 2001, 625 pages)
with Peter Straub
Jack Sawyer Trilogy
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Book

Adaptation

Everything’s Eventual
(March 2002, 464 pages)
Story Collection
Movies

  • Riding the Bullet (2004)
  • 1408 (2007)
From a Buick 8
(September 20020, 368 pages)
The Dark Tower V:
Wolves of the Calla
(November 2003, 714 pages)
The Dark Tower VI:
Song of Susannah
(June 2004, 432 pages)
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Book

Adaptation

The Dark Tower VII:
The Dark Tower
(September 2004, 845 pages)
The Colorado Kid
(October 2005, 184 pages)
  • TV Series: Haven (2010-2015)
Cell
(January 2006, 350 pages)
  • Movie (2016)
Lisey’s Story
(October 2006, 528 pages)
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Book

Adaptation

Blaze
(June 2007, 304 pages)
as Richard Bachman
Duma Key
(January 2008, 611 pages)
Just After Sunset
(November 2008, 367 pages)
Story Collection
Under the Dome
(November 2008, 1074 pages)
  • TV Series (2013-2015)
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Book

Adaptation

Full Dark, No Stars
(November 2010, 368 pages)
Story Collection
  • Movie: A Good Marriage (2014)
  • TV Movie: Big Driver (2014)
11/22/63
(November 2011, 849 pages)
  • TV Series (2016)
The Dark Tower:
The Wind through the Keyhole
(February 2012, 336 pages)
In the Tall Grass
(June-August 2012)
with Joe Hill
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Book

Adaptation

A Face in the Crowd
(August 2012)
with Stewart O’Nan
Joyland
(June 2013, 288 pages)
Doctor Sleep
(September 2013, 531 pages)
sequel to The Shining
Mr. Mercedes
(June 2014, 436 pages)
Bill Hodges Trilogy
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Book

Adaptation

Revival
(November 2014, 405 pages)
Finders Keepers
(June 2015, 434 pages)
Bill Hodges Trilogy
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
(November 2015, 495 pages)
Story Collection
End of Watch
(June 2016, 496 pages)
Bill Hodges Trilogy

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