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Shawshank Redemption
Shawshank Redemption | Stephen King
Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in The Shawshank Redemption, now a major motion picture from Columbia based on the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in Different Seasons by Stephen King. A prisoner exacts a revenge and escape so meticulous, so brilliant, that no one suspects his plan. . . .
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AmandaBlaze
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect choice! 3mo
Eggs Well done 3mo
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#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Sticking with my King answers, the #Library is a key setting in this novella. Although the character of Brooks gets a bigger focus in the movie, but I'm okay with that because I love his character.

Eggs Well done 3mo
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freeatlast1137
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A quick little novel about Andy Dufresne and the man who can get you things inside of the prison Shawshank.

I‘m really enjoying Stephen King, I‘ve always avoided his novels because he writes horror, and I‘m not a fan of being scared, but his novel/novellas are worth it.

Blueberry The Green Mile is another great one, not horror but not novella. 4mo
freeatlast1137 @Blueberry The Green Mile is definitely one of my favorites. ☺️ 4mo
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Billie84

“It always comes down to just two choices. Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

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Juliev
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I watched and loved this movie years ago. This short story (about 150 pages) was so great. Most people know the story of Andy Dufresne who is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and lover and his time spent in Shawshank maximum security prison.

Blueberry 💜 book and movie 5mo
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Staci
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This was really good. Better than the movie!

Blueberry Which is a high standard! 😃 8mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Friday morning coffee with a book. ❤️

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EadieB
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. Shawshank Redemption - Andy Dufresne works to build up a prison library to provide books 📚 for the inmates.

2. I would like to see Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly about the ballet Swan Lake made into a movie 🎥

Can you play? @kspenmoll @DivineDiana @Aims42 @Reviewsbylola @booksellerofyourdiscontent

kspenmoll Such a great movie!!! 11mo
TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! 11mo
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Daisey
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I was having a hard time choosing an audiobook to start as I did a few random farm jobs this morning, but I settled on this novella that‘s been on my TBR for way too long. I think the movie is fantastic and have been meaning to read the original story for years. It was a great story, and even knowing what would happen, I thoroughly enjoyed listening straight through the entire thing as each detail was revealed.

#audiobook #BooksOnTheFarm

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caitlin.reads.books
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Wow! This short story now published as a stand-alone novella was great! I read it in one sitting last night. King‘s writing here was so different than in Carrie. I look forward to continue reading his books this summer and fall! 5⭐️

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Very good. Even though I am not a fan of Stephen King I absolutely love the film of this and so I thought I would read the book it was based on. This book is only 111 pages long but every page is full of rich detail and drama that you just want keep reading. A must read for everyone who loves the film.

#Scribner
#SimonandSchuster

ravenlee I just recently read this (hubby kept saying how weird it was to see me reading Stephen King) and really liked it. I only sort of know the movie, but was impressed how they followed and where/why they diverged. Both well done. 12mo
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Twainy
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📚 Stephen King packs so much into 128 pages!!

It‘s a tough read!

The movie follows the book ... they have differences but nothing that‘s a deal breaker!

What do those posters mean to him .... freedom. 😈

SUCH A GREAT MOVIE!! The book adds a little but come on, it‘s 128 pages!! Still it feels like a lot more!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy Red (the guy who can get you anything in the shank, a crap prison in Maine) tells the story of Andy Dufresne. One of the 10 inmates Red ran across who he feels was innocent. Andy is a banker convicted of killing his wife & her lover, a golfer Glen Quentin.

The Mangler makes an appearance. 🥺
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Danielle145
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💛💛💛💛💛 ‘Remember that hope is a good thing, Red, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies‘

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - bow down, Stephen King. Despite it being classed as one of his “short stories”, it doesn‘t stop you experiencing every ounce of emotion, every smell & every punishment dished out in the Shank. SK has an uncannily beautiful way of writing, it is fair justice that one of my favourite films is now also, a favourite book.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a good book. King did a great job of telling the story. It is the story of Andy Dufresne who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and her lover.

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1. Bill Hodges 2. That‘s hard to say... too many good books with too many good endings. 3. I‘m reading a couple books this week. 📚❤️ #playtagshare

Tattooedteacher Bill Hodges! Agreed. 1y
BooksCoffeeNurse @Tattooedteacher I love Bill Hodges! 🥺❤️ 1y
Reagan Omg Bill ❤️ 1y
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Up next on my list. 😁 I‘m hoping it will be a quick read since it‘s only 111 pages. ❤️

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Alora
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Just finished this book and watched the movie for the first time!
I loved both of them!
The few changes to the movie didn‘t take away from the book in my opinion!
It was very well made and followed the book very well!
I can always see King‘s writing so vividly in my mind while I‘m reading his books!

#bookreview #tbr #fabulousfebruary #stephenking #readathon

AmyG The movie is one of my most favorites. 1y
DogMomIrene I love both too! The audiobook version of this story is excellent as well. 1y
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Yay! My goals for the #AnyWayYouReadathon are to finish Pretty Girls, finish Misery, and read The Shawshank Redemption. ☺️ I do work tomorrow and all weekend, so we shall see. 😁📚💕 Readathon starts now!

Eggbeater Yay! Thanks for joining us! Misery is a favorite of mine. 1y
BooksCoffeeNurse @Eggbeater Yeah I‘m about halfway through. I love anything Stephen King. ☺️ 1y
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! 🤩 1y
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mromain20
Shawshank Redemption | Stephen King

"Get busy living or get busy dying."

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Mccall0113
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Took a tour of the Mansfield penitentiary in Ohio today with the family. Pretty neat.

keys_on_fire I‘ve been there for the haunted penitentiary tour at Halloween, but have never been there for the day tour. I‘d like to! 2y
Mccall0113 @keys_on_fire we‘ve heard about the haunted tour. The only option we had was a self guided tour. It was fun. 2y
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JamiQuan
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I found this book after watching the movie countless times.l, it‘s one of my favorites movies and now books. As in SK style he has a way to take you on a journey that is full of hard truths and often ugly facts so well written that well I want more! The book in audio edition went by quicker than I wanted, I had to do it again

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JulAnna
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#Gratefulreads
Many people don‘t realize that this excellent movie was based on a Stephen King novella.
This adaptation does a wonderful job of staying true to the tone and message of the novella.
“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

Lucy_Anywhere Thanks - I learnt something today. I loved the film, but didn't realise it was based on a book! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this movie too! 3y
JulAnna @Lucy_Anywhere It is a good collection of four novellas. It surprises people who think they know SK‘s writing that none of these novellas are horror per se. The Body is also included in this book, it was the basis for the movie Stand By Me. 3y
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TheEllieMo
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Confession - until planning my photo challenge posts for today, I never knew that the film The Shawshank Redemption was based on a short story by Stephen King

#Prison #LetsTravelAugust
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Me neither! And I‘ve never seen Shawshank! 😮 3y
jb72 I‘ve not seen the movie, but I really enjoyed the book. 3y
Birdsong28 Love the movie my all time favourite!! 😍😍😍😍📚📖 3y
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Martta
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Here is the inside quote closer. I love this so much! My cousin is so awesome to paint this for me! ❤ 😍

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Martta
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Another image of the chest. On the inside there is a quote from Stephen King.

Texreader 💜💜💜 3y
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Blueberry
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1. The Shawshank Redemption and/or Clue
2. Indiana Jones
3. All the American National Parks (geeky?)
4. Mystery series
5. English and sign language

#premondayvibes @pepsicola
(Pepsi is my favorite soda).

goodbyefrancie Love the National Parks! We have been to 31 and are adding three more this year. 3y
Blueberry @goodbyefrancie 💜💙💚 3y
RamsFan1963 @Blueberry I watched Clue last night, for the first time in years. I forgot how much unadulterated fun the movie can be. 3y
Blueberry @RamsFan1963 haha, I love it! 3y
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Abooker18
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So good

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Picture from: https://goo.gl/images/7sPg8p

Scrolling through the books @kaye read I saw this. Dialogue with my significant other.

Me: “The film »Shawshank Redemption« is based on a book. By Stephen King.”
Him: “Hunh?”
Me: “»Shawshenk Redemption«. »Die Verurteilten«.”
Him: “Sure. Could‘ve told you that.”

Who else knew❓For me, this was completely new. And I‘m such a chicken, so I don‘t read any of his books. But … This one isn‘t scary at all. ?

Kaye Thanks for the tag , and although I‘m nowhere near as big a Stephen King reader as lots of people in here are, I‘ve read a handful that sort of go from this type, which really isn‘t scary , to the ones I have yet to read , such as IT and others too numerous to mention. King‘s books are surprising, as some may just have a strange story or character, some may just be mildly spooky, to others such as IT and The Stand which are probably really scary ? 3y
PickwickPlockPlock 🙋 I knew. I think it's based on a short story? 3y
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Gina
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Ummmm... Awkward... yeah I got nuthin...

sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 3y
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Gennic
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Finally finished this, I saw the movie years ago and never got around to the book I‘ll now. Such a great book! I loved it so much. I‘d recommend this anyone who would read it!

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rohit-sawant
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"That‘s the beauty of music. They can‘t take that away from you."
#CellBlockTango
(art by Alice X. Zhang)

"When Randolph Carter was thirty he lost the key of the gate of dreams."
#RingofKeys

"People are almost always safe from ghosts and ghouls and the living dead in daylight, and they're usually safe from them at night if they're with others, but when a person is alone in the dark, all bets are off."
#OnMyOwn
#MusicalNewYear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

Reggie Wow!!!! Nice!!! 3y
readordierachel Excellent catch up! 3y
Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you‘re back & posting again. Missed seeing your posts 3y
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rohit-sawant @Reggie Thanks, man! 😀 3y
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Aw thanks! Missed everyone on here! 3y
vivastory Great catch up post! 👏🤘 3y
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks, man! 3y
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MStew
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sudi 🙌 4y
MStew @sudi 😄😄 4y
Eelijah 😉 4y
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KatieanneF
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Where are all the #stephenking fans? Who else is enjoying this show? It‘s fun and (mostly) subtle in its references to other works. #castlerock #horror

TheNeverendingTBR Constant Reader here 🙋 I'm starting this Tv series soon, I saw the trailer and it looked interesting! 🤓 4y
KatieanneF @trioxin_sematary I think you‘ll enjoy it! The first episode has a slower, exposition type pace, but it picks right up in episode two 😈💜 4y
KathyWheeler I haven‘t seen it yet but I am really looking forward to it! 4y
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Sha0102 I am enjoying it!!!! 4y
Jocelyn73c I'm loving the show!! So creepy and fun! 4y
KatieanneF @Jocelyn73c I am too!! I‘m an episode behind and can‘t wait to catch up!! 4y
Jocelyn73c @KatieanneF Same! I think I will tonight with a glass of wine lol 🍷☠️ 4y
KatieanneF @Jocelyn73c that sounds absolutely ideal 4y
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What else is there to say that hasn‘t already been said??

I‘m quite familiar with the story because I‘ve seen the movie a few times, but I‘m so glad I finally got a chance to get through the novella. The narrator is spectacular. It‘ll never get old. I love Andy and his intelligence. 🙌🏻

Blaire I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this! Love the movie. 4y
zzz My fave movie too! 4y
GripLitGrl Well said it's definitely a story that will never get old❤ 4y
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mrozzz Pick it up! It‘s short & sweet. @Blaire 4y
mrozzz @Jen_is_always_reading one of mine too! 4y
mrozzz @GripLitGrl 💜 thanks! 4y
TheNeverendingTBR Superb! ☺ 4y
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Shawshank Redemption is one of my favourite movies & I watched it many many times. So I decided to read the story today. Oh my goodness! What an awesome read! It's different from the movie in a lot of ways and I'm glad I read it! As always, the book is better than the movie, although I still love the movie!

"Andy Dufresne, Andy Dufresne who had waded in s*** and came out clean on the other side, Andy Dufresne, headed for the Pacific."

knittedgnome I love the book and the movie! You can tour the prison in Mansfield Ohio and it's really fun. 4y
thereadingowlvina @knittedgnome What?! That's so cool! 😯 4y
knittedgnome @thereadingowlvina it is! There are other sites from the movie in town too. They also do some sort of festival too. 4y
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thereadingowlvina @knittedgnome Wow! It's time for some internet research 😁 Thanks for letting me know! 4y
rather_be_reading stacking! 4y
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AmyG
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#LilNugGiveaway Thank you for this giveaway @monalyisha and congrats on your milestone.

My most favorite novella of all time and also a favorite movie.

monalyisha Thanks for entering! 🤗 4y
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DHill
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1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Nay
3. Station Eleven
4. I tag all Littens!
#tuesdaytidbits

TK421 I would like to see a good Netflix series of Station Eleven. 4y
thereadingowlvina I loved Shawshank Redemption! Can watch it over and over 😁 4y
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cj82487
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Zihuatanejo... Say that 10x fast... I actually can't say it once lol it took me a minute to spell it correctly though & finally I copy/pasted it from Google for this post 😂 I've been slacking but c'est la vie right #KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz I can‘t say it once either! 😊 4y
Blueberry Good one ☺ 4y
RadicalReader @cj82487 love anything and everything Stephen King created he‘s a masterful writer that I could and do read everything he writes 4y
cj82487 @RadicalReader he's one of my favorite authors to binge. & no matter how mamy of his books I read... There's always more! 4y
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#KingAtoZ
Z is for Zihuatanejo, the best place to end this journey.
This may be the happiest ending King ever wrote. And it‘s a neat bookend to my Y choice for Youth. King often has kids fighting monsters in fantasy realms. Here, King explores the beauty of friendship in adults, in the darkest of real places on this Earth - prison. Andy & Red learn to stay true, lessons all King characters learn. And they earn their reward - earthly paradise.

CouronneDhiver Yes!!! 🙌🏽 4y
GarthRanzz Yay! Laura I love it!! Perfect Z and a great way to end it all. Thank you so much for participating in this little challenge of mine. I have loved seeing everything that has been shared. 4y
Sweettartlaura Thanks for doing this, @GarthRanzz - I‘ve loved seeing all the King love, being reminded of stories/characters/things I‘ve forgotten. Now I want to go read them all again!!! 4y
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GarthRanzz @Sweettartlaura Sounds like you should be in @TricksyTails #LosersClub if you‘re not already. 😊 We‘re doubt a chronological read of his works. Just started Rage this month. 4y
Sweettartlaura @GarthRanzz I can‘t right now. I may start my own cycle next year, though 🤔. I‘m torn between re-reading all of his work & all of Ruth Rendell‘s. I‘ll eventually do both, but which one first???🤔 4y
BookishTrish This is perfect! I‘ve loved reading your posts each day! 4y
Sweettartlaura Aww, thanks, @BookishTrish 🙂 4y
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D is for Dufresne, as in Andy Dufresne, the wily, unjustly convicted man in one of King‘s highly successful screen adaptations. Andy is the poster child for patience and perseverance. In the short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” he quietly endures years of undeserved punishment, only to emerge triumphant in the end, winning his freedom and destroying his enemies in one decisive blow.
#kingatoz

YouReadMyEyes Mind blown again! How did I not know this was a King adaptation?!? I feel like young grasshopper, learning from the masters... 💛😄 4y
GarthRanzz This is one where I think the movie is equal to or even a little better than the story. Such a great choice! 4y
GarthRanzz @YouReadMyEyes You‘ll soon be snatching the pebble from our hands. 😊 4y
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Andy Dufresne. A favorite character in one of my most favorite SK book to movie adaptations.

#KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

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GarthRanzz Glad you posted Amy! Andy is definitely one of the best characters King created. 4y
AmyG @GarthRanzz I am going to try my best to remember...each day a favorite character. 4y
TrishB He‘s amazing 👍🏻 4y
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Bookladylinda
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A is for Andy Dufresne from Shawshank Redemption.

This is the only SK book/story where I have seen the movie but have never read. The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies.

#KingAtoZ
@GarthRanzz

BiblioLitten Me too! Brilliant movie. 4y
CouronneDhiver It‘s a great book - sticks very close to the plot of the movie. It‘s the only SK I‘ve ever read and enjoyed 4y
GarthRanzz Frank Darabont is great at adapting King‘s work. I just wish his version of The Long Walk would get made! Great choice for A! 4y
Amie It's one of my favorite movies and I watched it several times but never read the book. I finally listened to the audiobook a few months ago and liked it, but I kept thinking that Morgan Freeman should be the narrator 😃 4y
MinDea Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies. So good. Never read the book though! 4y
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