This story is phenomenal, and if you're in for the challenge of 40 hours (the book's over 1000 pages, I think) then it is absolutely fabulous. Length is really my only complaint. Fantastic talent in narrators, compelling story, and lots of moments where you think hard about your own views on your childhood.
I personally don't think I've given King nearly enough credit for being the talented author he is. I've loved both of the audiobooks I've listened to thus far (seriously, listen to Carrie. super short and SUPER good.)
Say something about yourself!
This is my second time to read this book. I read it the first time when it was published and loved it. It is one of my favorite SK books. I won't take the time to review the story here. What I want to say is that Steven Weber is magnificent as the narrator on this book! I enjoyed this so much more with his excellent voices and inflections. Well worth the credit!
Vintage Stephen King. I read this book years ago and when the audio book was made available on sale, I purchased it. It is a gripping story. Definitely not for children, on many levels. If you are a Stephen King fan, this is better than most. But beware, it is difficult to listen to. Very suspenseful, and graphic at times.
Steven Weber's performance. I've listened to a lot of audio books over the years and I've never heard a narrator as good as Steven Weber.
Best King ever!
Well, Pennywise, of course. He's scary and creepy but very wise, sarcastic and funny too.
Steven Weber should be the only person allowed to read audiobooks. He's that good. He brings every character to life, his performance is just amazing.
Well, 44 hours is a little long... I'd need a week off!
To me, "It" is the best Stephen King novel. I read it many years ago but from now I'll stick with the audio version.
The length, the depth, the history. The story spanned so much, it was like a history book made of cheese cake. Not topped with cherries, but eyeballs.
There are so many, the creature from the black lagoon, Penny Wise hanging out a window past his waste shooting, the "floating". It was all so horribly memorable.
Mr. King tapped a nerve in me with this book, then he yanked it out of me and stuck one end in a light socket. This book is horrifically marvelous.
U.S. Army Veteran
I've listened to The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon and a few more of Kings stories. The Shining is first and this is #3 after the Stand.
All Kings stories have detailed facts which are his unmistakably style, I can only compare King to King.
I really can't choose any one character, Weber just did a GREAT job with all on them.
No way... I like to enjoy my books on a simple schedule, daily.
The n word is bad, but King is using real facts of life... I'll allow this use to that end.
I would. The narration is excellent.
Pennywise, or when It takes on the Pennywise form.
Excellent narration and voices for the characters.
One of Stephen King's finest books.
Wow! It's been a very long time since I've listened to as skilled a narrator as Stephen Weber. He breathes such emotion in to his reading that the story comes to life like few others audiobooks do. I've listened to many, many books and, dear listeners, you will not be disappointed. Grammy members need to nominate him for his performance.
As for the story itself. This is one I thought I knew from 3rd party conversations as well as the mini-series that came out years ago. In short, this is not that. There is so much more to the story of "It". It is a wonderful story that will engross you whether you're young or old and have you reflecting on parts of your own life.
I read this book when it came out and gave it high marks, not so much for the story as for King's handling of the characters. There is no one better than King when kids' actions and dialog are being depicted .BUT, Steven Weber, as narrator, blew me away. Perfect pace and tone of voice for whatever level story needed at any given point. He actually scared me! I will be looking for other.books narrated by him.