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The Best Stephen King Audiobooks

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List RulesVote up the best audiobook versions of Stephen King novels.

Stephen King's books are a staple of any horror or thriller fan's library. Considered one of the greatest living writers, King's books have been adapted into movies, television shows, and of course audiobooks.  The best Stephen King audiobooks add a new level of delightful terror to your commute, tasks at work, or even household chores.

A few of the best Stephen King audiobooks are even narrated by King himself, such as Desperation and The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower. You can also choose which books in The Dark Tower series you'd rather listen to, with some narrated by Frank Muller and others by George Guidall. There are also Stephen King audiobooks that are narrated by famous actors such as the stories in Skeleton Crew, which are read by Matthew Broderick, Michael C. Hall, and Paul Giamatti, among others.

Which of these Stephen King audiobooks will you download? Try Audible and get two free audiobooks - which makes it even easier to add one of the masters of horror to your library. Vote for the Stephen King audiobooks you would recommend to any King fan and add any must-listen books we might have missed.

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    Narrator: George Guidall

    The Gunslinger is a novel by American author Stephen King, and is the first volume in the Dark Tower series, which King considers to be his magnum opus. Initially a fix-up novel that strung together...  more
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    Narrator: Will Patton

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    Narrator: Steven Weber

    It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its...  more
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    Narrator: George Guidall

    The Dark Tower is the seventh novel in Stephen King's Dark Tower series, published by Grant on September 21, 2004, and illustrated by Michael Whelan. It has four subtitles: REPRODUCTION, REVELATION,...  more
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    Narrator: Will Patton

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    Narrator: Grover Gardner

    The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story, "Night Surf". The novel was originally published in 1978...  more
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    Narrator: Michael C. Hall

    Pet Sematary is a 1983 horror novel by Stephen King, nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1984, and adapted into a 1989 film of the same name. In November 2013, PS Publishing...  more
  • 8

    Narrator: David Morse

    Revival is a 2014 novel by American writer Stephen King, published by Scribner. A minister and a boy share a deep bond based on a secret obsession....  more
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    Narrator: Will Patton

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    Narrator: Ron McLarty

    'Salem's Lot is a 1975 horror fiction novel written by the American author Stephen King. It was his second published novel. The story involves a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town where...  more
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    Narrator: Craig Wasson

    11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. The novel was...  more
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    Narrator: Frank Muller

    Wizard and Glass is the fourth book in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King published in 1997. Subtitled "Regard", it placed fourth in the annual Locus Poll for best fantasy novel....  more
  • 13

    Narrator: Kevin Kenerly

    The Running Man is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1982 as a paperback original. It was collected in 1985 in the omnibus The Bachman...  more
  • 14

    Narrator: Frank Muller

    The Drawing of the Three is the second book in The Dark Tower series of novels written by Stephen King and published by Grant in 1987. The series was inspired by Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came...  more
  • 15

    Narrator: Frances Sternhagen

    Dolores Claiborne is a 1992 psychological thriller novel by Stephen King. The novel is narrated by the title character. Atypically for a King novel, it has no chapters, double-spacing between...  more
  • 16

    Narrator: Michael Kelly

    Joyland is a novel by Stephen King, published in 2013 by Hard Case Crime, King's second book for the imprint following The Colorado Kid. The first edition was released only in paperback, with the...  more
  • 17

    Narrator: David Nathan

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    Narrator: Ron McLarty

    Blaze is a novel by Stephen King, published under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. King announced on his website that he "found it" in an attic. In fact it was written before Carrie and King offered...  more
  • 19

    Narrator: Lorna Raver

    Cujo is a 1981 psychological horror novel by Stephen King about a rabid dog. The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1982, and was made into a film in 1983....  more
  • 20

    Narrator: James Woods

  • 21

    Narrator: James Franco

    The Dead Zone is a supernatural thriller novel by Stephen King published in 1979. It concerns Johnny Smith, who is injured in an accident and enters a coma for nearly five years. When he emerges, he...  more
  • 22

    Narrator: Stephen King

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    Narrator: Blair Brown

    Rose Madder is a 1995 novel by Stephen King. It deals with the effects of domestic violence and, unusually for a King novel, relies for its fantastic element on Greek mythology. In his memoir, On...  more
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    Narrators: Matthew Broderick, Michael C. Hall, Paul Giamatti, Will Patton, Norbert Leo Butz, Lois Smith, Dylan Baker

    Skeleton Crew is the second collection of short fiction by Stephen King, published by Putnam in June 1985. A limited edition of a thousand copies was published by Scream/Press in October 1985,...  more
  • 25

    Narrator: Jessica Hecht

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