Duma Key

Duma Key

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Renting a house on the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history.
Publisher: Prince Frederic, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2008
ISBN: 9781436101905
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction KING
Characteristics: 18 audio discs (approximately 21 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Slattery, John 1962-


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May 16, 2017

Slow and rather boring book.

Aug 25, 2011

18 discs
After a terrible construction site accident, a multi-millionaire contractor, Edgar Freemantle, loses an arm, his wife and gains a whole lot of rage. On his psychiatrist’s advice, he decides to leave his home in Minnesota for a beach house on Duma Key, Florida, a small stretch of sand that seems oddly underdeveloped. Once there, he starts to paint pictures which not only becomes an obsession but his canvases seem to tell a story, one that has to do with the family that lived on Duma on the 1920’s and involved the mysterious drowning of two very young twin sisters. As the story unfolds and he gets caught up in the events that happened over 80 years before, Edgar soon discovers that whatever evil lurked back then never died, just went dormant for a while. As he frantically paints, he discovers he is not just able to make things happen by drawing them….but by erasing them as well.
The story had such potential that I was eagerly waiting for the story to take off, but it, unfortunately, never did. When giant frogs with teeth and lawn jockeys coming to life were introduced as the malevolent entities of the novel, I started seriously questioning myself as to whether I had just maybe outgrown Stephen King novels. I would like to think that this is just not one of his best and that he hasn’t lost the magic that is Stephen King.


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