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Drunken fireworks de Stephen King
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Drunken fireworks (edição: 2015)

de Stephen King, Tim Sample (Narrator.)

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A salt-of-the-earth Maine native recounts how a friendly annual summer fireworks show rivalry with his neighbor across the lake gradually spirals out of control, with explosive results.
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Título:Drunken fireworks
Autores:Stephen King
Outros autores:Tim Sample (Narrator.)
Informação:[New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
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This is a short little tale about how people try to top each other and how things can build until they’re out of control. I’m a little surprised that it actually pretty much worked out. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
The last narrated work by Stephen King that I hands down loved, was Blaze. I read it during my drive back and forth to my family's home during Christmas in 2007. I loved ever aspect of it and just kept switching the CDs in and out while driving and found myself lured by the voice of Ron McLarty. Too bad I can't say the same for Drunken Fireworks.

This short story is narrated by Tim Sample and as it goes on, it becomes increasingly hard to decipher what Sample is saying. Speaking in a typical Maine accent, Tim is the voice of Aiden McCausland. Occasionally he switches over to Aiden's mother and his voice gets worse when he "acts" like an older woman. If you are going to have a short story audible only release, I think it behooves someone to make sure that the narrator has an engaging voice. I keep reading other people's reviews and that seems to be the main problem that people had with this story.

Besides the narration, the entire plot of Drunken Fireworks was ridiculous. The plot is that Aiden and his mother sit around drinking a lot. We find out that they became rich and like many of the new rich feel slightly inadequate about that fact. They get a new neighbor named Paul Massimo who is a wealthy Italian from Rhode Island. I guess there's some sort of thing between people that live in Maine and Rhode Islanders. I pretty much mentally shrugged and went about my business. We find out that Aiden wants to have bigger fireworks than Paul and the whole story is about him having bigger fireworks.

The only part that I thought was clever was the framing device of having Aiden giving a deposition about what exactly went on between him and his neighbor and the race to have bigger fireworks than one another.

I would say that if you are a fan of Stephen King's horror books that you are going to want to pass on this one. There is some fantasy element in it (at the end) but this really didn't read like a King book to me besides the setting being in Maine. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
The audiobook I said narrated by Tim Sample.
I'd forgotten that I'd read this short novel online on some site, months ago. The audiobook was ok, read by Sample. Lots of accent, and lots of "friggen" and racist slurs against Italians. I didn't like the characters at all, so it's difficult for me to enjoy this novel, in any form.
3 stars. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
Drunken Fireworks is an audio only release of a short story that will be a part of King's forthcoming The Bazaar of Bad Dreams to be released on November 3. At only 80 minutes it made for a nice listen while cleaning the house. The story is told from the point of view of Alden McCausland who with his unusually attached mother inherits some money and uses it to start a fireworks arms race with the Massimo family across the lake. I personally don't understand wasting your money by blowing it up in the sky but living in South Florida I have quite a few neighbors who would have fit into this story perfectly. Alden and the Massimo family try to one up each other every holiday to the delight of the neighbors but each time Alden and his mother come up short. That is until the invest $2,000.00 into CE4 and the results are quite literally explosive.

The narrators voice takes some getting used to at first. I have met a lot of people from Maine who don't speak in quite such an exagerated way. I especially took issue with his pronunciation of the word monsieur and the sound he made mimicking the horn blowing every time the Massimo prepared to fire. As the story rolled along though I got used to the voice narrating it. Beware when listening with other ears around, the language gets salty. This was not one of my favorite King short stories, I much prefer the ghosties in 1408, but it still kept my attention. Having witnessed some series firework showdowns in my own neighborhood I could relate to the lake Abenaki face off. As the story unfolded you didn't really root for the narrator and his mother. They were portrayed as prejudice drunks who insinuated that the Massimo family was involved with the mob just because they were Italian. As you can imagine drunk, stupid people shouldn't be messing with explosives. But when they do you can't help but watch what happens. ( )
  arielfl | Aug 13, 2015 |
I haven't listened to an audio book in many years but when a new Stephen King book is released on audio only, how could I resist? Apparently, it's going to be included in an upcoming book of short stories but I wasn't waiting!

It's a short listen, only an hour and 20 minutes. It's basically about neighbors on opposite sides of a lake competing as to who has the best fireworks. Don't expect any scares in it and the end is easy to see coming, but it's very humorous and I had many a chuckle throughout it. I do think King was a bit heavy handed with the rough language or maybe it was just hearing it rather than reading it that turned me off a bit. But it did fit in with the main character who was telling the story. Tim Sample does a great job with the reading and I'm glad I had the chance to hear him tell this amusing tale.. His reading added so much to the atmosphere of this book.

Quite a fun, entertaining read. Now hungering for the rest of the stories! ( )
  hubblegal | Aug 13, 2015 |
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Although stories of rivalries between neighbors aren’t particularly new, Mr. King deploys a surprisingly sweet comic touch with Alden’s narrative that keeps the neighbors more Simpsons and Flanderses than Hatfields and McCoys.
 

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