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The Dead Zone

Read by

James Franco

by Stephen King

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About The Dead Zone

“There was only blackness and that universal emptiness … Cold limbo. Johnny Smith stayed there a long, long time.”
When Johnny Smith was six years old, head trauma caused by a bad ice-skating accident left him with a nasty bruise on his forehead and, from time to time, those hunches . . . infrequent but accurate snippets of things to come. But it isn’t until Johnny’s a grown man—-now having survived a horrifying auto injury that plunged him into a coma lasting four-and-a-half years—-that his special abilities really push to the fore. Johnny Smith has come back from the void with an extraordinary gift that becomes his life’s curse . . . presenting visions of what was and what will be for both the innocent and guilty alike. But when he encounters a ruthlessly ambitious and amoral man who promises a terrifying fate for all humanity, Johnny must find a way to prevent a harrowing predestination from becoming reality. . . .

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About Stephen King

STEPHEN KING is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, End of Watch, Finders Keepers, Drunken Fireworks, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—an original television series event on Hulu—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. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. For more, visit StephenKing.com.

About James Franco

JAMES FRANCO is an actor, director, artist and writer. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, Spring Breakers, Howl, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He is the author of the novel Actors Anonymous, the collection Palo Alto, and the memoir A California Childhood. His writing has been published in Esquire, Vanity Fair, N+1, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney’s; and his art has been exhibited throughout the world including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and MoMA PS1 in New York.

Read by
James Franco

by

Stephen King

Read by James Franco

by Stephen King

Read by James Franco

by Stephen King