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.
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.