Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review Stephen King's Drunken Fireworks


Only on audio! A brand-new, never-before-published Stephen King short story unavailable in any other format!

Alden McCausland and his mother are what they call “accident rich”; thanks to an unexpected life-insurance policy payout and a winning Big Maine Millions scratcher, Alden and his Ma are able to spend their summers down by Lake Abenaki, idly drinking their days away in a three-room cabin with an old dock and a lick of a beach.

Across the lake, they can see what “real rich” looks like: the Massimo family’s Twelve Pines Camp, the big white mansion with guest house and tennis court that Alden’s Ma says is paid for by “ill-gotten gains” courtesy of Massimo Construction. When Alden’s holiday-weekend sparklers and firecrackers set off what over the next few years comes to be known as the Fourth of July Arms Race, he learns how far he and the Massimos will go to win an annual neighborly rivalry—one that lands Alden in the Castle County jail.

Read by beloved Down East storyteller Tim Sample—praised by Stephen King for his “wit and talent and good-heartedness”—Drunken Fireworks makes for explosive audio listening.

My Review: 

The reason I got this audio book out of the library was because A. It was Stephen King who is one of my favorite authors and the man who has written most of the books I love besides Cassandra Clare and Stephanie Meyer, B. It was an unreleased short by one of my favorite authors, C. It had 2 discs so I didn't know what to expect, and D It's by Stephen King.....

Drunken fireworks was really awesome, it had me laughing all the way through as they battled with their fireworks. Although Stephen King lied and there was no CE4 firework (I looked it up) *shakes fist* As the story went along I had no idea how it would end, but the OMG moment at the end was priceless and well played by the talented Mr King. Mr. King really painted an awesome picture of a little (though not truly "little" old lady) and her son sitting in their old fashioned lawn chairs on the end of a makeshift dock shooting off fireworks with hysterical results.  The quest to find the biggest and loudest one was even funnier and the mother was probably my favorite character reminding me of another character I love in an Eric Asher book (seriously look Eric up he's awesome) 

I could totally see this happening as something similar happened to us when we were in New Hampshire last year and we were totally loving it. In two words Fireworks ROCK. So with that being said hats off to the amazing Mr. King for this hilarious and cute short story that is just so Mr. King's style. He's always got the most amazing twists and awesome things hidden up his sleeve! 

If you love funny and amusing reads and Mr. King this story is for you. He's totally got his finger on the pulse of America with this one and from now until eternity, every time I hear a trumpet I think of this story. 

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy, Revival, and Doctor Sleep. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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