Title: The Gingerbread Girl
Author: Stephen King
Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Reader: Mare WinninghamSource: Library
Date Completed: 5/2012
Rating: 3.5/5Recommend: yes
If you're looking for a quick audio book listen that's super easy to follow, The Gingerbread Girl, a novella by Stephen King, may be a good choice for you. It's only (2) discs and (2) hours of listening time.
Emily Owensby is a young married woman who has recently lost her baby to SIDS. Their marriage strained, she is reeling in emotional pain, and looks for relief by beginning to run. She starts out slow, and then runs more and more and more, until she becomes physically ill because from this obsession. When her husband confronts her about what she is doing to herself, she runs from him as well.
Emily heads to her father's vacation cabin in Vermillion Key, Florida, hoping to deal with her emotional wounds. In Florida, she begins running once again, along the beach, each time farther and farther and still thinking about the baby she lost. One day she encounters a man who seemed "crazy", and what happens next will take Emily's mind off his lost baby, and have her wondering about her own survival.
The reader Mare Winningham, did a good job but, I thought the story itself was just okay. There were no twists or turns along the way, but there was enough suspense to keep me engaged.