A Face in the Crowd

By Stephen King

A Face in the Crowd - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 167 Ratings


The writing team that delivered the bestselling Faithful, about the 2004 Red Sox championship season, takes readers to the ballpark again, and to a world beyond in this baseball tale with a twist from master storyteller Stephen King.

Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier….


  • Must read this review before buying

    By Alex856z
    I noticed that a lot of the reviews on here complained that the story was short, and that it wasn't a novel... Etc. I saw that the book was only $1.99 and I like Stephen King, and I saw that the book got some good reviews so I decided to buy it. I didn't care that it was short, and I wanted something quick and easy anyway. This isn't a short story... It's more like a free preview of a book. Honestly. It's a about 1 and a half chapters of a book... Nothing happens... They don't delve into anything... It's exactly 100% like one of the stories in the book "scary stories to tell in the dark". It's over before it starts. Please don't waste your time or money. And this is coming from a big Stephen King fan.
  • A Face In The Crowd

    By Eikajutta
    First of all I was unable to get a preview or synopsis of the "book" before purchase. I love Stephen King but this was not a book it was a short story. Had I been able to read a blurb I would not have purchased this.i guess the price of $ 1.99 should have told me that it was not a normal book. I will not buy another book of any kind if I cannot get an excerpt prior to. This story is a little unusual and had a different ending than normal for his writing. Additional pages were another story altogether. I kept hoping to get an ending.....not so.
  • Problem

    By Brawnsley
    I downloaded this book and only got one page of the actual short story.
  • A face in the crowd

    By Executrix dd
    Beware this is a short story!,,, being marketed as novel....please understand I enjoyed the story very much. I just wish the next person that selects buy button look closely at the page count on these I Books. Tooooo short to be a novel!,,, Happy Reading from dd to you,,,next book I'll be sure to check the number of pages!.
  • Well Worth the Wait

    By Kevin Kimmes
    When Stephen King first mentioned the concept for this story in Faithful, I found myself intrigued, and wondered when or if he would ever get around to writing it. Well, the wait is over, and it was well worth it. While short in length, the story makes up for it in content as King spins a yarn about loss, regret, and the horror that can be found between the pitches of a televised baseball game. But be warned, after reading this spooky little yarn you may find yourself watching baseball differently for a while. This story again reinforces the fact that King is not only a master storyteller, but a baseball fanatic too. And that by no means is a bad thing.
  • A Face in the Crowd

    By Riaro
    I didn't realize that when I bought this short story, not book, that half of the 243 pages are nothing more than previews of other Stephen King books. What a waste of money. The story itself...meh!