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.
I have such a love/hate relationship with Mr King's writing but the stories themselves in Vol 1 I enjoyed. The narration not so much however. Some of the narrators were spot on (Tim Curry and Rob Lowe being the best in my opinion) and others were too distracting to even attempt to take the story seriously (Lisa Simpson? You're kidding me, right?)
Overall it was worth a read, absolutely. I just think I would have liked it better in print.
I liked the stories and even the baseball essay even though I'm not a baseball fall. The reader of "Umney's Last Stand" was spot on while the one for "Rainy Season" sounds like she's on helium.
I enjoyed all of the stories, especially the one about the Cadillac, but the baseball essay at the end was out of place and kind of boring. Definitely should not have been put into a horror book.
This volume contains many of the best stories from "Nightmares & Dreamscapes," and also features the best (or in some cases, "the least bad") readers.
This book is simply - Terrible!
I listen to 7+ hours of "nothing" hoping for "something", before I quit listening. These are mini-stories the books swiftly disconnects you from one story to start something completely unrelated. Hate it was torture to my ears. I listen for 7+ hours hoping for the story to "connect", instead it kept on. Save your credit don't get this book.
There's no connecting story line, and each story was more boring than the last. S. King lost his relevance in the 90s, and his explanation of why he keeps on writing in the forward, seems more like an excuse for why this book sucked.