Authors: Stephen King, John Cullum (Narrator}, Becky Ann Baker (Narrator}, Arliss Howard (Narrator}, Peter Gerety (Narrator}
The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales
Format: Compact Disc (Unabridged)
Publication Date: November 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audioworks
Size: 46,2 Format Mp3
Another four short stories from EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL (a 14-story collection) begin with the title piece, read by John Cullum. While his performance of Satan appearing to a little boy captures evil incarnate, the boy's accent–indistinctly Western or Southern–clashes harshly with the story's setting in western Maine. A better choice is "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away," read by Peter Gerety, who nails a traveling salesman's suicidal despair, which is tempered by a flicker of hope burning on the thin wick of his graffiti collection. Becky Ann Baker offers a competent rendering of "You Can Only Say What It Is in French," and Arliss Howard gives a spirited performance of the Dillinger gang on the run.