Stephen King – Dolores Claiborne Audiobook
1992 Stephen King – Dolores Claiborne Audiobook read by Frances Sternhagen
By her own admission, Dolores Claiborne is just an old bitch: bad temper, bad language, bad life.
In Little Tall, we are still waiting to know what exactly happened thirty years ago, the day of the eclipse and the death of Joe, her husband. And the book will teach us that. Stephen King – Dolores Claiborne Audiobook .
Nothing to do here with a horror novel, classic, no monster under the bed (just sheep of dust), no haunted car, no creatures straight out of Hell …
And yet … Some humans behave as such, even if they remain human, naming them “monsters” would deprive them of this humanity and take away their responsibilities.
So, Dolores, refusing to be held responsible for the murder of her husband goes to find the commissioner and tells him everything. No, she is not a vulgar murderer!
This is what holds a large part of the originality of this novel where Dolores is the central character.
Original idea to have Dolores tell the story of her life. She is the one and only character on stage in the whole novel, the presence of her listeners only being shown when she speaks directly to them, without our having their version.
Despite the presence of this unique point of view there is never boredom or downtime, in any case, in my memories, I had devoured the book.
The force of the told action, which is however only memory, brings back to us the nightmares experienced by Dolores. And they are not sad.
You will know why she killed her husband, a notorious alcolo and finished moron and how her boss, at whose house she was cleaning, supported her in this task. This old woman, named Vera, who passed for a woman with a heart of stone may not be as bad as they say, she too suffered.
Raw language, especially Dolores who is not a woman of the World, sordid details, … All the spice of the book is there and the scenario is well oiled, the mechanics of the story flow smoothly to leave you empty. the end of your reading. Empathy to death towards Dolores.
All in all, Stephen King knew how to put fear in a book that was not. I always thought that King, in his heyday as an author, would have made the phone book scary if he had written it.
Brilliant and disturbing book … has left me unmoved.
“Dolores Claiborne” represents a sacred tour de force because it is a psychological novel, powerful and very well orchestrated, despite the fact that it does not contain any paranormal or supernatural element, but horror that can happen to anyone. who on a daily basis. A falsely melodramatic and very realistic work, served with a nice concept and a very nice story.
I really enjoyed the character of Dolores Claiborne, although her opening sentences make her unpleasant to us. It is over the course of her life that you learn about the events that forged her strong character, knowing that she is a woman with guts and also an admirable mother.
The writing in monologue – or a deposition more precisely – can be confusing, of course, but I was truly amazed at how well Master managed to make it vivid for us. Then finally, Stephen King brilliantly managed to lead a heartbreaking story, far from flat to better push us to frantically turn each page. Otherwise the whole frame is quite simple and yet, so complex. The psychology of the protagonists is deeply researched. The plot is extremely gripping and psychologically interesting, despite the absence of chapters. As for the final outcome, it is more than predictable, but we are still happy that it ends in this way.
The connection between “Dolores Claiborne” and “Jessie” is just wonderful. there is an element of magic, of abstract solidarity in the universe and the difficult memories of these two women that this bond creates. This is another facet of the author, since he gave us here, a poignant book. It’s not my favorite Kingien book, but it is nonetheless a very pleasant read. I wholeheartedly recommend it to you.
What an extraordinary novel (yet another) by Stephen King! In the form of a long monologue by the narrator, without the slightest chapter, we do not find a monster in the cupboard in this novel: we only find “only” the very human cruelty and baseness, to which Dolores tried to respond. as she could during her so humble life. We retrace with her her suffering as a beaten and humiliated woman, but also her life as a woman with a strong character, for whom the important thing has always been to protect her children. Stephen King – Dolores Claiborne Audiobook .
Over the pages, we focus on the personality of this colorful and ultimately terribly touching character. A magnificent novel, at the same time sad and full of energy, a feminist ode which demonstrates, once again, the immense talent of Stephen King.
(Note a subtle allusion to another novel by the same author, “Jessie”)