I am a "constant reader" of Stephen King. Once I was hooked on reading now I can take it anywhere with audiobooks.
If they like aliens yes I would, if they are looking for a scary story this isn't it.
I am a constant reader of King's
Once you get into it you might as well finish it.
I like being scared and this story did not scare me. I liked the characters, but I found the story a little hard to believe. Hey I know it is fiction, but still
50yrs old / audible member for 5 yrs library. 75% nonfiction, 15% classics and 10% fiction. History/Science/biography/Eng.18th cent fiction
This could have been one of kings very best, whats ruined it completely is the total lack of editing. Scenes that should be a page are stretched out to chapter size- and this is a crippling fault that runs from the beginning to the end of this book. Ive read between 8-10 king novels and for the most part I have enjoyed them immensely, but there are a few that don't stand up well and this is one of them. There was another king novel that had the same problem and that was bag of bones. I've learnt that king fans cant stand any of their idols work to be criticized so I know that this wont be an appreciated post. Its feels tragic that one of kings best story concepts has been squandered. There is a great story in there somewhere it just needs to be sieved out. I feel like editing it just for fun. It would be interesting to check out kings drinking/drug intake during the period when these 2 books where written, I'm willing to bet they play a major factor. As for the narration, hermann consistently gives a great performance but Im not sure he was the best fit for this story- that is a very minor thing in the context of the books problems. If your a big king fan- try it on, my negative view of this book is certainly a minority opinion.I cant help repeating this- It frustrates me that such a great story has been screwed up.
Not sure why there are several negative reviews of this A-book. The story is entertaining and the narration is spectacular!
I very much enjoy Mr. Herrmann's narration. Makes an unusually implausible, even for Mr. King, story seem very much alive.
The Tommyknockers is one of my favorite Stephen King novels. I first read it in the early 90s and it has always been on my mind. I've been wanting to re-read it but haven't had the time. This audiobook has helped scratch that itch. Edward Hermann does a fine job narrating the story. The story is good but it is a bit long winded, with just a bit too much detail on the background. Still, the town's slow transformation is so gripping you want to know how the story will end.
Sure, I love relistening/rereading books and have no problems at all with the quality of this one.
It's a King classic. Enjoyable from start to finish.
There wasn't a whole lot of variation in the characters. Don't get me wrong, the narrator does a great job reading the book, but there isn't a huge amount of variation in the individual characters' voices.
I tend to get larger books, so it would have been impossible to finish it in one setting. Did I want to listen more regularly when I had to do something else? Did I want to keep listening? Yes!
A good, solid book and reading. If you are a fan of Stephen King you won't be disappointed in this one!
I've already listened to it a second time. Hermann's feel for the language, his cadence, and his comprehension of King's remarkable way with words isabsolutely outstanding.
King, as always, is one of those few brilliant authors who can take the impossible, the unbelievable, and convince that it is absolutely true, beyond any doubt.
His performance of the alcoholic outsider poet Gardner makes me wonder if perhaps Hermann himself might not need a few trips around the AA circuit.
No, unlike IT and The Stand, Tommyknockers did not feel like a multi-read King book. It was fun once.
If you liked Duma Key, you will probably like this one. It has better characters than Under the Dome.
Gard was very believable as someone fighting (losing to) addiction as he tries to make sense of a senseless scenario.
Pete. Read it and you'll understand. Everyone should meet a Pete.
Really good story
If I could have fit it all into one day I would have listened in one sitting. The story and characters grab hold and don't let go. Really good story and the reader was very 'real' as though it was his story he was telling. I have no complaints.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
Very Stephen King! I enjoyed this story. I enjoyed it so much that I refused to watch the TV Movie version because it would soooo spoil it. IT and The Stand movie versions were so lame (by 2012 standards anyway). I'm only recent to SK's body of work but this is a very good story and has made me want to read more of his stories. I'm a long time fan of The Shawshank Redemption (movie), that I finally read the novella. It did not disappoint, as a matter of fact, I think the movie was even better. Anyway, because of TSR, I am a fan.