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Summary

King and Chizmar join forces again with a powerful novel that is also the final chapter in the Gwendy trilogy.

When Gwendy Peterson was 12, a stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven coloured buttons promised death and destruction.

Years later, the button box re-entered Gwendy's life. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once more forced to deal with the temptations that the box represented - an amazing sense of well-being, balanced by a terrifyingly dark urge towards disaster.

With the passing of time, the box has grown ever stronger and evil forces are striving to possess it. Once again, it is up to Gwendy Peterson, now a United States senator battling the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?

Gwendy's Final Task is a wildly suspenseful and at the same time deeply moving novel in which 'horror giants' (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.

©2022 Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Fabulous end to a trilogy

The worst thing about listening to a Steven King novel is the end, I want it to go on and on. This is a fitting end to this series of books. Fantastic writing from both authors, and brilliantly narrated.

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Great really hit the spot

I was up late every night listening to tbis just couldn't put it down.
Symptons used for Alzeimers desease were so true it hurt I am going through the same thing. Just wish I could find a spaceship.

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Very slow

very slow, particularly when the author had three books to build up momentum. It feels like the Stephen King universe has been used rather than extended.

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not bad story if you read all three .

I think they're best as a trilogy. the first might leave you wanting and the others need the preceding books to make sense imo. I like the protagonist being female but don't like that she * almost faints * wgenfeeling strong emotions. it's a little sentimental at times and follows a familiar KING theme if good and evil. I don't know the other author who wrote book 2 on his own but their styles feel similar. not keen in the narrator's voice tbh .

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  • Sharon
  • 29-06-22

This final book was the best of the three!

This one was more of a thriller than the other two, but was still more of a story about the terrible price being paid for a charmed life. Was it because of the box or was it her own hard work? We won't ever know. The final explanation for men in yellow was a bit odd. I didn't feel that stuff was necessary to be honest. It just felt very forced. But the rest of the story was really good. Not great but really good.

This narrator did a good job too. Seamlessly fitted in with the previous narrator.