The struggle each character had to over come.
the uniting together of different people with a common problem
I don't think I would want to read this book in one sitting maybe two or three.
I love the story except I think he doesn't have a clue when writing internal dialogue for black people. We don't go around ascribing ourselves as N_______
Was definitely a good one. There really wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. Great characters, voices, and story.
The story is good, but get's off slow as long stories like this often do. If it hadn't been for the reader's performance, i probably would have moved on to something else a long time ago. This is by far the best reading performance I've listened to, which is saying a lot since there are quite a few good readers out there.
I have always heard how terrifying It was to read, plus it is written by Stephen King. That in itself I thought I was guaranteed a good listen.
Unfortunately, I was mistaken. To sit through a book for 40+ hours, you should be gripped at least most of the time through. I had a hard time getting through multiple chunks of the storyline, and ended up fast-forwarding through bits, which I NEVER do b/c I hate to miss any of a story. But some parts were simply superfluous. Instead of being 40-something hours, it probably could have been written much better in 24 hours.
The performance was great. Mr. Weber got into the story, maintained good voices and appropriate emotional responses. For a book with a stutterer in it, I thought he did a great job with the acting of that particular voice. It did not bug me as it bugged other readers.
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I just.....well......really. A clown? That's what scared all of these children so badly? A clown? I could understand if the bad aura transformed into a clown as the target for one child, but that was it's primary form of terror? I just can't buy it. I truly wanted to be scared by the book, but when the primary terrifying forms are a clown, and later, a big spider, I just can't get past it. And I really wanted to. I hung in there for the entire mess just to see how it all panned out. Bits of it were interesting, bits were just gross, others disturbing, but the entire piece felt disconnected.
In the explanation of what "It" actually was, I was lost. There was mention of a Turtle, which I'm still unclear about, and the dark cloud with lights confused me. I'm not sure Mr. King wants us to know what "It" was, and I prefer resolution in my horror stories, especially ones where the story didn't make much sense the further I got into it.
Finally, I am glad I "read" it so I can say I did, but at the same time, it was much scarier when I didn't know what it was. I almost watched the movie on TV once, but it seemed silly to me. Maybe today's horror movies have ruined me for books? Based on my reaction to Salem's Lot by Stephen King (which I highly recommend) I think it was this story, not me.
I think Stephan King is a genius
The narrator does a wonderful job at using his voice to make it seem as if the characters are being read by different people.
Cujo. It is the simplicity of whats lurking there to scare you, that makes it a great book!
Ben Hanscom, because he sounds like he deserves a great big steak dinner after what he survived.
Perfect Halloween time audio!
I read this book when it first came out. It was a good, but very lengthy book. Steven Weber brings new life to the book by telling a story, not just reading us a book.
He read it like I imagined he characters in my head when I read it.
I finished this book last week and I'm still thinking about it. The story is incredible and the narration is phenomenal. So sad it's over. I'm having "It" withdrawals.
A great thrill ride, even more so 20 some years later. The narrator is the supreme actor of all of the characters. He must have been exhausted at the end of each recording. Great energy and delivery. Sometimes seeing or hearing from an old friend can be disappointing, but this was even better than I remembered.
I read It as a paper book many years ago and decided to give the audiobook a try when it was recently on sale. I would have been happy to spend 2 credits on this book, it is excellent. Stephen Webber does a fantastic job with the voices, he really brings you into the story with his narration, and when he does the Pennywise voice he creep me right out! Well done and I would listen to this again, all 25+ hours of it.
I am a late Stephen King lover, but a lover no less. He makes people. He puts someone you know in an extraodinary situation. But what's more, he puts them in your head and then takes them on a macabre ride. While the words may never be topped, Steven Weber is the vehicle that makes the story come alive in a way that would NEVER have happened tn any other medium. He enriches the experience. He creates an expression that enhances the literary language in a way that becomes its own valued genre. I would kiss his head if I ever met him. MWAA!