Weber weber and weber.
Tapping into and reminding me of silly childhood fears of monsters. It's been a long time since I've thought a bout being irrationally scared of things like basement monsters and other scary crap in the dark.
It's voice transitions. Going from cheery clown to scary clown was perfect. There is no way you can get that from the book unless Mr. King is standing over your shoulder telling you the tones of the words.
Pennywise, duh. He's big into floating down there.
Beep been Richie.
Steven Weber delivers an inspired performance, breathing life into the characters....and into "IT"!
Despite the recording's length, Steven Weber keeps the energy level pulsing throughout the journey.
While most consider King to be the "King of Horror" he's really the "King of Characters". There are many touching moments in the story that delve into the types of relationships and love that can only be developed by childhood friends.
It wasn't scary. Way too many words nearly diluted the story completely. Too many similes! Blah Blah Blah, then to find out Mr. Kings fondness for child gangbanging...whatever.
Can someone tell me how a child gang bang in the sewer helps "overcome the devil". The story was garbage. In this instance it is better to watch the movie where this crap is heavily edited.
Mr. Weber performance was a rose on top of a wet dog turd.
I would have told Stevie to cut two thirds of this turd out.
This was my second Steven King novel, Tommyknockers was the first, I returned it and will return **it.
Definitely in the Top Ten
Bill and Ritchie looking at the photo album.
Reunion luncheon at the Asian restaurant.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Steven Weber. The book was a very long listen; however Steven Weber "told" the story in such a way that I held onto his every word. Steven Weber is probably one of the best narrator's I have had the pleasure of listening to. He is right up there with the great narrator Will Patton! That's saying a lot!
Probably not, but that's only because it made the book longer to get through for me. The performance was fine.
The reason I say the TV-Movie might be better is because though I enjoy rich descriptive dialogue as much as the next guy, King goes a little overboard with it or off the rails sometimes. There are a couple of scenes, particularly involving Stan, that the movie tells just as well as the book in about 20 seconds. SPOILER: I'm sorry, but I don't care to listen to two hours of backstory on Stan's wife, who is of very little importance to the story. Also I think the movie was able to set up some stuff tonally that the book couldn't for me. King was almost too descriptive of the monster. Scenes aren't that scary when you're saying, "These monster's teeth were sharp, I mean really sharp, you wouldn't believe how sharp they were." Obviously, King's pros were a lot better than that, but eventually the reader/listener goes "I GET IT, it's spooky already!"
Any scene involving Richie for the performance.
I mean, It of course. It's the best character.
Really well done, and if you're a huge Stephen King fan, I would still recommend it, but if you don't have the forty hours to spare, I wouldn't.
This is the best audiobook I've ever listened to. The book itself is easily the greatest thing Stephen King has ever written - infinitely more complex, beautiful, and scary than I'd ever imagined it would be. It's the only thing that I've read that actually unnerved me! And Stephen Weber does an absolutely amazing (I mean literally awe-inspiring) job of performing this massive, action-packed novel. He has single handedly changed my opinion of audiobooks. This audiobook is an epic accomplishment and noteworthy adventure that has imprinted itself indelibly upon my subconscious.
Yes. The book was very good and Stephen King's writing is excellent but Steven Weber was phenomenal as the narrator. Mr Weber took a good book and made it exceptional. I have never written a review before but this performance was too good to not write about.
There are far too many to choose
There were portions of this book that were scary, but the vast majority of it wasn't. This book reminded me of the adage "hours and hours and hours of total boredom interrupted every now and then with a few moments of stark terror". After listening to it I wished I had skipped many sections as they seemed to be a total waste of time. This Audio book would probably lend itself more to an abridged version, if one existed. Narration was above average. If you like Stephen King Books you probably wouldn't be too disappointed in this one, but be prepared - it is an extremely long book that develops very, very slowly. I was very underwhelmed by the book.