Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. In 1973, King's novel Carrie was accepted by publishing house Doubleday. Carrie was King's fourth novel, but it was the first to be published. In his later fiction, exemplified by Dolores Claiborne, King departed from the horror genre to provide sharply detailed psychological portraits of his protagonists, many of them women, who confront difficult and challenging circumstances. In Firestarter, Andrew and Victoria met when they volunteered for a medical study and the study gave them each psychic abilities, which resulted in their daughter being able to produce fire. A little girl and her dad are running from a powerful group who want to poke, prod, test and eventually kill them. Vicki and Andy McGee were like many other broke college students and when they heard about a quick way to earn some cash, they were in line for that medical test. It seemed to go well for them and actually provided some hallucinations that were enjoyable for some of the volunteers. Not every did as well, but that is often to be expected when you are a medical guinea pig. Soon after they met, they started dating and it became serious fairly quickly… The book is dedicated to author Shirley Jackson: "In Memory of Shirley Jackson, who never needed to raise her voice." You can listen online to free English audiobook “Firestarter” by Stephen King on our website. Enjoy it!