I read this book a long time ago, and was amazed that it still scared me 20 years later
The photo album scene
The Chinese resturant scene
the book made me laugh on a fairly regular basis, it frightened the hell out of me too!
I'm a big Stephen King fan, and have read everything the man's written. This book is in the top 3 all time favorite books of mine.
yeah if you like your reader over emoting every meaningless sentence and spending the entire book talking in a phony childs voice for even adult characters, this guy is for you. I however would punch the guy in the face if I ever saw him for making me listen to so many hours of his inane, suspense-less shrieking
The story is so enveloping and sucks you in to each and every character, but Steven Weber's narration is what made it real. He not only did the voices, but the inflection and emotion of the character he was reading was just as strong as if he were that person at that moment. I've listened to plenty of books that were just a reading...Weber made it a performance.
Every character had their most memorable moment. The story made each of them equally compelling and equally worthy of their time in the book. But...the story of Bev leaving her husband and their background was the most gut-wrenching.
I didn't really like this book when I read it when it first came out. I have read every thing SK has written, some good some uhh -not-so-good. This book fell into the latter category. However, the narrator seriously made this book happen. Even a bad book can be made great by its deliverence and Steven Weber made a rather cheesy book fantastik!
Oh yes. overall, I like his stuff, even if in his old age he is getting rather predictable. I will still give him the chance to get a good one in.
I do not think I have listened to Steven Weber before. I would have to check my library, but I most certainly will look to see if he has anything else out and would get it in a heart beat.
Yes It wasn't all bad, just seemed to really stretch the activities and believabilities of 12 year old children.
Probably sometime in the future. It's an excellent story with extremely well done narration. Every time I read IT I just wish there were a good movie adaptation.
So many memorable moments. This is easily one of my favorite horror novels of all time, it is a near perfect book and one of King's best. Too hard to choose.
LOL. Only if I have an IV and a bedpan.
Steven Weber made this a joy to listen to. In the hands of someone else, a book this long could have easily been a chore.
I was born at a young age and throughout my youth I always found Clowns so wonderful. But at about the age of 13 or 15 I read about this clown named Pennywise. And after that....well listen to this wonderful book and find out for yourself!!!
Scary, creepy, disturbing
May favorite character was Bill.
SPOILER ALERT!!! I'm not sure why the preadolesent sex scene was in the book. It completely ruined the book for me and in my view was totally unnecessary. If I wasn't already 40 hours into the book, I would have stopped listening.
Steven Weber is an outstanding narrator. He draws you in with his emotional and spot on reading...not a reading so much as an acting performance. Truly the most adept and enjoyable performance I have experienced thus far.
This book desperately needed editing. To say King is indulgent is a huge understatement...pages and pages of excruciatingly detailed descriptions that add little value to the story line. And yet...as with many of his books, when it comes to the end, it is as if he has lost interest. He goes from painting a finely ( if overly) detailed picture to wide, broad strokes that leave the distinct impression that the author didnt know where he was going or perhaps just didnt care.
There are elements of the book that are highly distasteful such as children of 11 yrs old having group sex. Readers should be aware of this,
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
This in one of King's best novels. Much of his future stories, people and places find their origin in this book. I love how the story is told simultaneously from two vantage points...from when the group were kids, as well as when they had grown and returned to the "scene of the crime". Soooo good. The very essence of the horror novel genre. This is what makes people scared.
The fact that despite the overwhelming sense of despair and death that serves as a constant backdrop to the story, there is hope.
It made me nostalgic for my childhood. I find myself exploring woods more, walking alone on unbeaten paths. Even Stans obsession with birdwatching has been passed onto me. Very few fiction books have had an impact on my life, and the way I go about it.
EVERYTHING. I never thought I would hear a performer that is so on top of his craft the way Marc Thompson is (star wars). Everything is so easily imagined in my head and is so fluid with Mr. Weber at the helm.
I really enjoyed Mike. The interludes where he reveals all of the horrors in Derrys past, and how he unearthed them was phenomenal.
Clocking in at around 45 hours and having listened to IT 3 times, and gearing up for my 4th listen...that says something about Steven Weber and his ability to keep a listener baited and hooked.