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Stationary Bike - Stephen King Audio Book NEW CD Unabridged

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Stationary Bike - Stephen King Audio Book NEW CD Unabridged

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Stationary Bike - Stephen King (Read by Ron McLarty) 

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Stationary Bike - Stephen King (Read by Ron McLarty) 

Climb aboard Stationary Bike -- a streamlined fever think of a story, in which an average home object assumes otherworldly powers along with a familiar journey takes a terrifying twist.

When commercial artist Richard Sifkitz finally gets around to having that bodily he'd been placing off for a long time, and his cholesterol comes back dangerously excellent, he does what a lot of thirty-something, junk food-eating sofa potatoes have completed before him: he purchases a stationary bicycle, and vows to ride it frequently.

Unlike various a mid-life exercise convert, but, Richard really begins to ride his unique stationary bicycle. A lot. Soon he's spending thus much time on his bicycle that he chooses to place his creative skills to employ and paint a mural on the wall opposite his stationary bicycle. But it turns out that Richard's mural is no average pic -- and shortly his stationary bicycle is taking him places he doesn't wish To go...and can't avoid.

A riveting riff on creative frustration, midlife mortality, and hard-won redemption, Stationary Bike is a thrill ride that may come just from the notice of Stephen King.

About the Author Stephen King

(From Wikipedia) Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American writer best acknowledged for his very lucrative horror novels. A 2003 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Book Awards, King's books have been enormously lucrative, and are frequently showcased on bestseller lists.

King's stories frequently include as an unremarkable protagonist including a middle-class family, a child, or various occasions, a author. The characters are associated in their everyday lives, but the supernatural encounters and extraordinary circumstances escalate over the course of the story. King evinces a thorough knowledge of the horror genre, as shown in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre, which chronicles many years of notable functions in both literature and cinema. He equally writes stories outside the horror genre, including the novellas The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (later adapted as the videos Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption, respectively), plus The Green Mile and Hearts in Atlantis.

Stephen King moreover wrote under the name of Richard Bachman.


Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine and is of Scots-Irish ancestry. When King was 2 years aged, his dad deserted his family. Ruth raised King and his adopted elder brother David by herself, occasionally under excellent financial stress. The family moved to Ruth's house town of Durham, Maine and invested short periods in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Stratford, Connecticut. King attended Durham Elementary School and Lisbon High School. He grew to stand 6'4" tall.

King has been composing since an early age. When in school, he wrote stories based on films he had watched newly and sold them to his neighbors. This wasn't prevalent among his teachers, and he was forced to return his income when this was noticed. The stories were copied utilizing a mimeo machine that his brother David utilized to copy a newspaper, "Dave's Rag," which he self-published. "Dave's Rag" was about localized occasions, and King would frequently lead. At around the age of thirteen, King noticed a box of his father's aged books at his aunt's home, primarily horror and research fiction. He was instantly hooked on these genres.

From 1966 to 1971, King studied English at the University of Maine at Orono, Maine. At the college, he wrote a column titled "King's Garbage Truck" in the college magazine. He moreover met Tabitha Spruce; they married in 1971. King took on odd jobs to pay for his research, including 1 at an commercial laundry. He utilized the experience to write the brief story The Mangler. The campus period in his lifetime is easily obvious in the 2nd piece of Hearts in Atlantis.

After completing his college research with a Bachelor of Arts in English and getting a certificate to teach significant school, King taught English at Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine. During this time, he and his family lived in a trailer. He wrote brief stories (many were published in men's magazines) to aid create ends meet. As told in the introduction in Carrie, if 1 of his kids got a cold, Tabitha would joke, "Come on Steve, think of the monster". King additionally developed a drinking issue which stayed with him for over a decade.

During this period, King started a amount of novels. One of his initial tips was of the young girl with psychic powers. But, he grew disappointed, and threw it into the garbage. Tabitha later rescued it and encouraged him to complete it. After completing the novel, he titled it Carrie, transferred it to Doubleday, and almost forgot about it. Later, he received an provide to purchase it with a ,500 advance (not a big advance for a novel, even at that time). After, the value of Carrie was realized with all the paperback rights being sold for 0,000 (with 0,000 of it going to the publisher). After its launch, his mom died of uterine cancer. She had the novel read to her before she died.

In On Writing, King admits that at this time he was consistently drunk and that he was an alcoholic for perfectly over a decade. He even admits that he was drunk during his mother’s funeral while delivering the eulogy. He states that he had based the alcoholic dad in The Shining on himself, though he didn't admit it for a number of years.

After the publication of The Tommyknockers, King's family and neighbors finally intervened, dumping his garbage found on the rug in front of him to show him the evidence of his own addictions: beer cans, cigarette butts, grams of cocaine, Xanax, Valium, NyQuil. He desired aid, and stop all types of drugs and alcohol in the late 1980s.

King fans note that the relative wealth of King's characters has risen through the years, but not because precipitously because King's wealth itself:

* His earliest functions (Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, in addition to much of the function in Night Shift), deal with working-class families trying from paycheck to paycheck in minimum-wage jobs.

* Late-1980s function included middle-class persons like teachers and authors

* Late-1990s function occasionally dealt with airplane pilots, writers and others who will frequently afford a 2nd homestead.

Stephen King's books have influenced countless writers of our time.

Car accident

In the summer of 1999, King was in the center of composing On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. At the time, he had completed the memoir section and had abandoned the book for almost eighteen months, uncertain of how to proceed or whether to bother. King reports that it was the initially book that he'd abandoned since composing The Stand years earlier. He had simply decided to continue the book. On June 17, he had created up a list of concerns that he was frequently asked about composing, plus some that he wished he will be asked about it; on June 18, he had created 4 pages of the section on composing.

On June 19, about 4:30 PM, he was strolling found on the appropriate shoulder of Route 5 in North Lovell. Driver Bryan Smith, distracted by an unrestrained Rottweiler moving in the back of his 1985 Dodge Caravan, struck King, who landed in a depression about 14 feet (4 meters) within the pavement of Route 5.

Oxford County Sheriff's deputy Matt Baker recorded that witnesses mentioned the driver wasn't speeding or reckless. Baker equally reported that King was struck from behind. King's official site, nevertheless, states that this was wrong, and that King was strolling facing traffic.

King was aware enough to provide the deputy telephone numbers to contact his family, but in considerable pain. The writer was initially transported to Northern Cumberland Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Central Maine Hospital. His injuries — a collapsed proper lung, numerous fractures of the appropriate leg, scalp laceration, along with a broken cool — kept him in Central Main Medical Center until July 9, virtually 3 weeks later.

Earlier that year King had completed nearly all of From a Buick 8, a novel where among the characters dies in an car accident. Of the eerie similarities, King states that he attempts "to not create too much of it." King's 1987 novel, Misery, is additionally of the author who experiences serious injuries in an car accident, but that novel concentrates found on the mental ill-health of the dedicated fan who nurses the author.

After five operations in ten days and bodily therapy, King resumed function on On Writing in July, though his cool was nonetheless shattered and he might just sit for about forty minutes before the pain became intolerable.

King's attorney and 2 others bought Smith's van for ,500, reportedly to avoid it appearing on eBay. Smith, a disabled construction worker, died in his rest in September 2000 at the age of 43.

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