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No. 1 bestselling author Stephen King’s unforgettable novella – first included in his 1990, award-winning collection Four Past Midnight and made into a highly acclaimed miniseries – about a terrifying plane ride into a most unfriendly sky is now available as a stand-alone publication.

The flight attendants were gone; almost all the passengers were gone; Brian Engle was willing to bet the 767’s two-man cockpit crew was also gone. He believed Flight 29 was heading east on automatic pilot.

On a red-eye flight from L. A. to Boston, ten passengers wake up to discover everyone else has disappeared. Brian Engle, a trained pilot, remembers something about a strange aurora borealis and turbulence reports over the desert. Now he has to try to land the plane.

But the safe haven of Bangor airport is not what it seems. It’s eerily empty. The clocks have stopped. The food and drink is tasteless. The fuel doesn’t burn. And the sound, like ‘radio static’, is getting closer. Craig Toomy, an investment banker, believes he knows what’s coming. The Langoliers. Which means time is, quite literally, running out . . .

A spine-tingling, propulsive novella, The Langoliers is a brilliant read from the masterful Stephen King.

Reviews

The Langoliers is . . . harrowing. . . . It's a great idea, with the execution both grounded and terrifying
GUARDIAN
An accomplished storyteller . . . incredible imagination
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
King has an uncanny knack of finding horror in the midst of the commonplace
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Four Past Midnight