TITLE: Quitter's Inc.
AUTHOR: Stephen King
NARRATOR: Eric Roberts
PUBLISHER: Phoenix Books
DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 1, 2006
FORMAT: Unabridged OverDrive MP3 Audiobook (43 minutes)
GENRE: Horror, Short Stories
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:
Dick Morrison tries the ultimate stop-smoking method, founded on the sternest principles of pragmatism. Just how important is another drag?
This is a short story by Stephen King, which was recently been released in audio format. The story was dramatized in the movie “Cat’s Eye” back in 1985, which featured three of King’s short stories.
It is a typical King story -- dark and twisted with a bit of dark humour – about a man who is a chain-smoker who runs into an old college friend who gives him the business card of a firm called “Quitters, Inc.” who he says helped him to kick the habit. The main character, Dick Morrison, decides to contact the firm, more out of curiosity than a true desire to quit...and the results are not quite what he expects!
I enjoyed it!
It was narrated by Eric Roberts. I found the jazz music playing at the beginning of the book to be a little distracting, making it difficult to hear Eric’s narration until the music faded into the background and then finally ceased.
MY RATING: 4 stars!
This book qualifies as:
#90 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge