loved it. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. Dark, mysterious, thought provoking and moral shaking...he is truly gifted
I loved Nightmares and Dreamscapes in print and we got the audio version for a road trip.
I loved the reading of Suffer the Children. It's not my favorite story but the narration is perfecto. Whoopi is awesome, with an emotive but even and soothing voice.
I liked most of the narration except I had a really hard time with Tim Curry reading Crouch end. I had to keep adjusting the volume to accommodate the super quiet then SUPER LOUD! Then quiet etc. tones of his voice. This was my favorite story from this collection in the book, and I missed a lit of it because I kept having to turn down the volume to accommodate the sudden shouting then it woyld be nearly a whisper and I would have to readjust. It was very frustrating. I also felt the sound quality could have been levelled out quite a bit by the folks who made the recording. Tim Curry's voice had enough bass to drown out the actual words and Yeardley Smith's voice came through as shrill unless you messed with the bass & treble levels. She was an interesting choice for the Rainy Season... once I got the sound levelled out it worked. Really, really loved Whoopi, though!
Great stories and an interesting list of readers, Stephen and Tabitha King included! Level out the sound and tell Tim Curry to shout & whisper less because it takes away from the story when you're constantly readjusting the volume!
I read every thing he writes, he just doesn't put them out fast enough. Give me more...
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
I am determined to read King's entire collection in as close to the order of publishing as possible. In starting Nightmares and Dreamscapes I found I really enjoyed the short stories (especially Dolan's Catalac), but didn't enjoy the baseball essay and poem at the end. It was nice to hear a real experience King had with his son, but let's be honest I really just want him to scare me.
I love books, cats & cups of hot coffee, pretty much in that order.
The voices were perfect for the stories.
The intently rising and falling I each story never grew old.
The essay of the little league game.
The coach when he explains why little league is so important and honest.
Thank you for letting me re-experience Therese stores in a fresh way.
I read these stories a long time ago. I thoroughly enjoyed them. Dolon's Cadillac was a favorite back then and I still like it. I don't remember Crouch End in the original book, but I liked it (as read by Tim Curry) as well. All the stories are good, these two just really stand out for me.
I enjoyed this more than I thought. I like Stephen King stories but not all of them. These, for the most part, are very good. Several great narrators. I liked most of them - eerie, interesting listens. Sorry to say this but the last story read by King himself, was not very good - long little league story that just was well, not interesting. Overall, worth the listen.
I am a long time reader Stephen King Fan. First time listening to one of his novels. Took a little time getting use to listening, but quickly adapted to the narrator-tones, except for the high-tone narrator. The quality and story was great. I enjoyed this audio book. One note on narration interest--I like the low-tone narrators best for easy listening.
It will keep you entertained, but its not King's most creative work. The narrators are very expressive and keep the stories at a good pace. Satisfying and interesting.