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.
I haven't read the print version and now I never will. This was the one and only time I'll sit through the book. It was too bizarre and random for me to try again.
I probably won't read any more Stephen King. I love to be scared but this was scary on top of disgusting and vulgar. It'll be a very long time before I might entertain the idea of trying to read another of his books, especially if they follow in the same vain.
I have been watching Steven Weber on the big and small screen since I was a kid. There were many times I could picture his face while doing some of the character voices. He did an okay job for being a screen actor.
No one really. The sooner I forget that I even read this book, the better.
This book is NOT for children and NOT for most adults. Beware that it goes far beyond any dark story you might have read. More often than not it made me uncomfortable to even listen to it. More than once I was ready to stop listening all together and give up on it.
Yes, Steven Weber's reading was the best I have ever heard!
All of them.
Of course the Barons.
The instant bond between the characters
This adiobook is excellent. The book really comes to life with the narration. One's own imagination would have competition competing with this performance.
Bill and his childhood st-stuttering were superb and really brought this character to life; with his strong but mostly silent demeanor makes him one of my favorite characters. Aside from him, all the characters are excellent.
All of Steven Weber's impersonations of the characters bring them to life unlike any audiobook I have heard thus far. when the characters are happy, Weber is smiling conveying their joy. When the characters are in horror, Weber is screaming alongside them. I will now add "Narrated by Steven Weber" to my search criteria when searching for a good book. Thank you Steven. Thank you. 6 stars on performance.
Worth every penny.
Childhood, Belief, Power
"It" doesn't start to have an inner monologue until very late in the book, but it's clear that King developed his antagonist's "person"ality from early on. Thinking from the perspective of a normal villain can become trite, but "It" is nothing normal, which makes for an arguably more interesting psychology.
His "It" voice has stayed with me... woken me up at night... floated out of sewer drains... "We all float... down here."
Personally, spousal abuse isn't something that I understand, so Tom Rogan's perspective was pretty memorable, and scary.
A great treatise on the power of belief.