I read this book when it was first published, and thoroughly enjoyed it then. Listening to the Audible version has been fascinating, bringing it to life, revealing facets of characters, putting the entire story into crisp, frightening clarity. Of note, I watched the movie version recently, and while it may have had its redeeming qualities (special effects), I found it lacking in depth, and totally off on some of the characters. All in all, a great listen; for me, King remains one of a few fantastic storytellers.
This is an interesting story about 5 friends from Derry, Me and the comparison to "it" ends there.
I would've liked if he explored deeper into each one of the characters back stories. I know he gets criticized for being long winded in that way often, but I found it really helps in order to build a deeper empathy for the characters. Still the story was strong enough to hold my interest and be entertained. I just wasn't emotionally invested like I've been in so many of Stephen King's books.
Jeffrey Demunn's narrative was excellent.
A really great story laid out like only Stephen King can. it was brought to life by the talented narrator. Definitely worth the money.
the book in so many ways is as with all books different from the movie and I'm so glad its like getting to have to ending or enjoy two stories. I of coarse knew duddits wouldn't make it but it makes me cry every time in the movie and this being my first time w the book was worse I cried several times as well as laughed. King is a genius and I love all his twisted stories he must be something to be married to and have as a dad. I encourage you if u haven't seen the movie listen to the book first or if u have seen it listen anyway its fantastic.
...as someone who has lived in Maine for the past 8 years I really wish the readers of Stephen King's books would learn how to pronounce the local names. IT IS PRONOUNCED BANG-GORE NOT BANG-HER!!!!