Cover image for The Wavedancer Benefit a tribute to Frank Muller.
Title:
The Wavedancer Benefit a tribute to Frank Muller.
Author:
King, Stephen, 1947- Revenge of Lardass Hogan.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2002]

â„—2002
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
The summons -- Black house -- The revenge of Lardass Hogan.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780743527378
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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FOUR BLOCKBUSTER AUTHORSCAPTURED LIVE AT NEW YORK'S TOWN HALLOn February 2, 2002, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham and Peter Straub gathered at New York's Town Hall for a very special evening. These four bestselling authors stepped up to the microphone to raise money for one of the most recognizable voices in audiobooks, Frank Muller, an actor who sustained terrible injuries from a motorcycle accident. Muller, who has recorded hundreds of novels, including many by these authors, may never work again.This once-in-a-lifetime event is captured here, and 100% of all profits will be donated to The Wavedancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Frank Muller and other artists who fall prey to illness or injury and can no longer perform.Grisham kicks off the evening with a heartfelt reading of an excerpt from his blockbuster bestsellerThe Summons.He's followed by Straub who captivates the audience with a hair-raising episode fromBlack House,the latest thriller he co-authored with Stephen King. King changes pace with a joyful reading of his classic short storyThe Revenge of Lardass Hogan.Finally, Conroy engages the audience in a hilarious chat on the art of writing.A unique program that pays tribute to a true master craftsman, this audiobook is an unforgettable listening experience.


Summary

In February, 2002, four of America's greatest authors converged for the ultimate literary experience, honoring Frank Muller, a legendary audiobook narrator, and the Wavedancer Foundation. Here, Simon & Schuster Audio present the live recordings from New York City's Town Hall, where Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham, and Peter Straub shared their most acclaimed short stories.


Author Notes

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels.

King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies.

Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, Rage, and It. He is number 2 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list.

King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List. King's title's Mr. Mercedes and Revival made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. He won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2015 for Best Novel with Mr. Mercedes. King's title Finders Keepers made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. Sleeping Beauties is his latest 2017 New York Times bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography) Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are "Hearts in Atlantis", "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon", "Bag of Bones", & "The Green Mile". "On Writing" is his first book of nonfiction since "Danse Macabre", published in 1981. He served as a judge for Prize Stories: The Best of 1999, The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

King's book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories, made the 2015 New York Times bestseller list.

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