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Stand By Me
(The Body)
Narrated by Frank Muller
Written by Stephen King
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It’s 1960, and in the town of Castle Rock, Maine, Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared. Twelve-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future.

"Friendship, bereavement, bullying, mental health, feeling lost in the world, finding oneself, being born in the family of 'no gooders' and trying to better yourself. The ending is very poignant, and for me, has one of the best lines every written: 'I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anybody?'”

A timeless exploration of the loneliness and isolation of young adulthood ... an iconic, unforgettable, coming-of-age story. This is a long novella (or short novel) of 10+ hours of listening time.

NOTE: Contains adult language & violence. This story is written about young people, not for young people.

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