Stephen King Project

Stephen King Project

I wanted an extra incentive to get myself out walking each day, so I started a subscription to Audible.com to listen to audiobooks while walking. I figured if I only listened to a good story while walking, then that would get me out walking to listen to the rest of it. Around the same time I made that decision, I had remembered reading a Rolling Stone Interview with Stephen King where he talked about his life and works. I had read a few of King’s books when I was in high school, but I decided his stories were becoming repetitive and gave up on his collection long ago. I decided to give him another shot by listening to his works in order they were published. I even plan on rereading the books that I read long ago to see what I think of them now. Finally, since there loves to be adaptations of King’s works, I’ll check out what I can.

If you want to follow along, here are my social media links:

Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, Rage
Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Rage
Night Shift, The Stand, The Long Walk, Dead Zone
Night Shift, The Stand, The Long Walk, The Dead Zone
Firestarter, Roadwork, Cujo, The Running Man
Firestarter, Roadwork, Cujo, The Running Man
  • Firestarter (September 1980, 426 pages)
    • Movie (1984)
    • Movie (TBD)
  • Roadwork (March 1981, 274 pages) as Richard Bachman
  • Cujo (September 1981, 309 pages)
    • Movie (1983)
  • The Running Man (May 1982, 317 pages) as Richard Bachman
    • Movie (1987)
The Gunslinger, Different Seasons, Christine, Cycle of the Werewolf
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Different Seasons, Christine, Cycle of the Werewolf
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (June 1982, Revised 2003, 224 pages)
    • Comic (25 issues, 2010-2012)
  • Different Seasons (August 1982, 527 pages) Story Collection
    • Stand By Me (1986) – based on “The Body”
    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – based on “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”
    • Apt Pupil (1998)
  • Christine (April 1983, 526 pages)
    • Movie (1983)
  • Cycle of the Werewolf (November 1983, 127 pages)
    • Silver Bullet (1985)
Pet Sematary, The Talisman, Thinner, Skeleton Crew
Pet Sematary, The Talisman, Thinner, Skeleton Crew
  • Pet Sematary (November 1983, 374 pages)
    • Movie (1989)
    • Movie (2019)
  • The Talisman (November 1984, 646 pages) with Peter Straub, part of Jack Sawyer Trilogy
    • Comic (6 issues, 2009-2010)
    • Movie (TBD)
  • Thinner (November 1984, 309 pages)
    • Movie (1996)
  • Skeleton Crew (June 1985, 512 pages) Story Collection
    • Movies
      • Creepshow 2 (1987) – based on “The Raft”
      • The Mist (2007)
      • Mercy (2014) – based on “Gramma”
      • Jaunt (TBD)
    • TV
      • Episode: “Word Process of the Gods” on Tales from the Darkside (1984)
      • Episode: “Gramma” on The New Twilight Zone (1986)
      • Series: The Mist (2017)
It, The Eyes of the Dragon, The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Misery
It, The Eyes of the Dragon, The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three, Misery
  • It (September 1986, 1138 pages)
    • TV Miniseries (1990)
    • Movie: It (2017)
    • Movie: It: Chapter Two (2019)
  • The Eyes of the Dragon (February 1987, 326 pages)
  • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (May 1974, 400 pages)
    • Comic (25 issues, 2014-2017)
  • Misery (June 1987, 320 pages)
    • Movie (1990)
The Tommyknockers, The Dark Half, Four Past Midnight, The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
The Tommyknockers, The Dark Half, Four Past Midnight, The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  • The Tommyknockers (November 1987, 558 pages)
    • TV Miniseries (1993)
    • Movie (TBD)
  • The Dark Half (October 1989, 431 pages)
    • Movie (1993)
  • Four Past Midnight (September 1990, 763 pages) Story Collection
    • TV Miniseries: The Langoliers (1995)
    • Movie: Secret Window (2004)
  • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (August 1991, 512 pages)
Needful Things, Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Needful Things, Gerald’s Game, Dolores Claiborne, Nightmares & Dreamscapes
  • Needful Things (October 1991, 690 pages)
    • Movie (1993)
  • Gerald’s Game (May 1992, 332 pages)
    • Movie (2017)
  • Dolores Claiborne (November 1992, 305 pages)
    • Movie (1995)
  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes (September 1993, 816 pages) Story Collection
    • TV Series (2006) – includes “You Know They Got a Hell of a Band,” “Crouch End,” “The End of the Whole Mess,” “The Fifth Quarter,” “Umney’s Last Case”d
    • Movies
      • The Night Flier (1997)
      • Quicksilver Highway (1997) – includes “Chattery Teeth”
      • Dolan’s Cadillac (2009)
      • The Doctor’s Case (2018)
      • The Doctor’s Case  (2019)
      • Suffer the Little Children (TBD)
    • TV Episodes
      • “Sorry, Right Number” on Tales from the Darkside (1987)
      • “The Moving Finger” on Monsters (1991)
Insomnia, Rose Madder, The Green Mile
Insomnia, Rose Madder, The Green Mile
  • Insomnia  (September 1994, 727 pages)
  • Rose Madder (June 1995, 420 pages)
  • The Green Mile (March – August 1996, 400 pages) Serial Novel
    • Movie (1999)
The Regulators, Desperation, The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass, Bag of Bones
The Regulators, Desperation, The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass, Bag of Bones
  • The Regulators (September 1996, 480 pages) as Richard Bachman
  • Desperation (September 1996, 704 pages)
    • TV Movie (2006)
  • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (November 1997, 787 pages)
    • Comic (30 issues, 2007-2010)
  • Bag of Bones (September 1998, 529 pages)
    • TV Miniseries (2011)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Hearts in Atlantis, Dreamcatcher, Black House
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Hearts in Atlantis, Dreamcatcher, Black House
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (April 1999, 224 pages)
  • Hearts in Atlantis (September 1999, 528 pages)
    • Movie (2001)
  • Dreamcatcher (March 2001, 620 pages)
    • Movie (2003)
  • Black House  (September 2001, 625 pages) with Peter Straub, part of Jack Sawyer Trilogy
Everything's Eventual, From a Buick 8, The Dark Tower V: The Wolves of the Calla, The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
Everything’s Eventual, From a Buick 8, The Dark Tower V: The Wolves of the Calla, The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  • Everything’s Eventual (March 2002, 242 pages) Story Collection
    • Movie
      • Riding the Bullet (2004)
      • 1408 (2007)
      • Everything’s Eventual (2009)
    • TV Episodes
      • “The Road Virus Heads North” on Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
      • “Autopsy Room Four” on Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
  • From a Buick 8 (September 2002, 368 pages)
    • Movie (TBD)
  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (November 2003, 714 pages)
  • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (June 2004, 432 pages)
The Dark Tower, The Colorado Kid, Cell, Lisey's Story
The Dark Tower, The Colorado Kid, Cell, Lisey’s Story
  • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (September 2004, 845 pages)
    • Movie (2017)
  • The Colorado Kid  (October 2005, 184 pages)
    • TV Series: Haven (2010-2015)
  • Cell (January 2006, 350 pages)
    • Movie (2016)
  • Lisey’s Story (October 2006, 528 pages)
Blaze, Duma Key, Just After Sunset, Under the Dome
Blaze, Duma Key, Just After Sunset, Under the Dome
  • Blaze (June 2007, 304 pages) as Richard Bachman
  • Duma Key (January 2008, 611 pages)
  • Just After Sunset (November 2008, 367 pages) Story Collection
    • Movie: Willa  (2012)
    • Movie: The Gingerbread Girl (TBD)
  • Under the Dome (November 2008, 1074 pages)
    • TV Series (2013-2015)
Full Dark, No Stars; 11/22/63; The Dark Tower: The Wing Through the Keyhole; In the Tall Grass
Full Dark, No Stars; 11/22/63; The Dark Tower: The Wing Through the Keyhole; In the Tall Grass
  • Full Dark, No Stars (November 2010, 368 pages) Story Collection
    • Movie: A Good Marriage  (2014)
    • TV Movie: Big Driver (2014)
    • Movie: 1922 (2017)
  • 11/22/63  (November 2011, 849 pages)
    • TV Series (2016)
  • The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole  (February 2012, 336 pages)
  • In the Tall Grass (June-August 2012) with Joe Hill
    • Movie (TBD)
A Face in the Crowd, Joyland, Doctor Sleep, Mr. Mercedes
A Face in the Crowd, Joyland, Doctor Sleep, Mr. Mercedes
  • A Face in the Crowd (August 2012) with Stewart O’Nan
  • Joyland (June 2013, 288 pages)
  • Doctor Sleep (September 2013, 531 pages) sequel to The Shining
    • Movie (2020)
  • Mr. Mercedes (June 2014, 436 pages) part of Bill Hodges Trilogy
    • TV Series (2017 – present)
Revival, Finders Keepers, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, End of Watch
Revival, Finders Keepers, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, End of Watch
  • Revival (November 2014, 205 pages)
  • Finders Keepers (June 2015, 434 pages) part of the Bill Hodges Trilogy
  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (November 2015, 495 pages) Story Collection
    • TV Series: The Bone Church (TBD)
  • End of Watch (June 2016, 496 pages) part of the Bill Hodges Trilogy
  • Gwendy’s Button Box (May 2017, 175 pages) with Richard T. Chizmar
  • Sleeping Beauties (September 2017, 720 pages) with Owen King
  • The Outsider (May 2018, 561 pages)

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