I have been a long-time Stephen King fan, and own several of his books on tape. I've listened to Dreamcatcher 4 times and I am re-listening to it prior to seeing the movie. And if you like Dreamcatcher (Unabridged), you'll love Bag of Bones (read by King himself), and Dolores Claiborne (Unabridged).
This is a pretty good SK novel, not on a par with It or The Stand, but big and creepy with lots of interesting characters. Whatever you do, seriously, DO NOT WATCH THE FILM IF YOU LIKED THIS BOOK. The movie, as many of the abortive attempts at bringing King to the screen are, is complete garbage that starts out okay then goes to bad, to worse, to completely off the charts terrible.
King has done it once again with a complicated story of friends who must overcome the worst. This book is heavily reminiscent of "Stand By Me" with its flashbacks to childhood but completely original. I enjoyed the story completely but the swearing was a bit much.
King is a master storyteller, and Dreamcatcher is one of his finest. I am convinced that King is an underrated literary author - his flashbacks to the childhoods of the boys and Duddits are breathtaking and poignant. And his horror and suspense are the top of the line of pop fiction. Sure, the narrative gets long at times, but it's worth it.
The narrator does a fantastic job at the New England/Maine accents, giving each character exactly the right nuance.
I have owned this book in paperback for years. I bought it to take along on a plan ride, but never could really get into it. I started listening to audio books as a way to pass the time while on the road for work. This book is typical King, starts slow, but picks up and is difficult to put down. I listened every chance I got. I can't wait to see the movie.
This is the first book I listened to with my audible account. It did a great job of getting me hooked on audible books and the story as well. I've recommended this book to others and hope that the new movie version is as good as the book.
This book was fantastic. I've probably listened to 50 audio books in the last few years, and I think this one may have been the best one yet. Major kudos should go to Jeffrey Demunn for his AWESOME narration of the story. Portrayal of the characters was superbe, with accents and voice changes for each one. Riveting. I found I couldn't put it down.
I listened to this one on a road trip to Yellowstone. It made the long hours fly by. I loved the narration. Extremely well done. And I loved the development of the four or five main characters-their particularities, the novel slang and cursing of "The Beav", and the comaraderie. Its a great male bonding story.
The story was wonderful: incredibly suspenseful without being excessive. The crafting of each line in this one was marvelously done. It was a pleasure to observe the yarn being so finely spun. I didn't expect it from King.
This title has made me a King fan, for sure. I never thought I would get into such a mainstream author, but now I see that it is well worth it.
One of my best listens yet.
Stephen King is at his best when telling tales of childhood friendships and loyalties and shared experiences. This is one of those books. Going back and forth between childhood memories and current adult experiences, the author does a great job of bringing to life all the characters at their various ages.
The reader did a superb job with the different voices (especially Duditz) which made the story even more enjoyable. Once again, a King novel that is hard to put down (or shut off).
Mr. King had me traveling and living with Henry, Pete, Dudis and the others. I did not listen to the book, I lived the story. True mastery of the word.