What I liked most was Steven Webber's narration. What I liked lest was the story itself.
Cut about 500 pages of it.
He preformed it not just read it. He emotes very well.
Yes because I would imagine they would cut the useless stuff that did no more then bloat this book.
I have listened to a handful of audio books. This is the best narration I have heard yet, I wish I had enjoyed the story more. I hope to hear more audio books narrated by Steven Webber in the future.
I have no idea what was going on. My husband says that I need to read 'the tower' first and it will all make a lot more since. If that's the case then I like the movie better (heaven forbid). If I need the dark tower series to make parts make since then it's not a stand alone. But it had its moments, and thats all they were.
And here is my husbands part. He has this as a paper back and you should see it, covered in duct tap to the point that you don't know what book it is any more. He loved this book to death and I would send his book to Mr. King to see if he'd sign it but I'm afraid I wouldn't get it back. I love him for loving it.
I will continue my search for a Mr. King book that I like. Not like its a wast of a credit. At least one of us will like it :)
My lasting impression of this book is that, while it was engaging on one level and while I did listen to the whole thing, it really was a stupid book and a waste of 30 some-odd hours. Too many rambling side stories and seemingly self-indulgent and long-winded character descriptions. I think this book is best for a young adult or a 20-something. And, spoiler alert, what's up with the 12-year-olds gang bang near the end of the book? Didn't see that coming and found it really weird and inappropriate.
I really enjoyed this book. It made me think beyond this world. Sometimes as adults we get caught up in our little box of routine. I liked this story because it showed the lives of some adults that had to break that routine. I'm a very spiritual person and I thought that my beliefs would prevent me from listening to this story, but that was not the case. I was able to get into it and somewhat relate it to my own personal beliefs. Sometimes the themes and story did get a little heavy, but I knew my time limit for listening each day. I would recommend this book. Also Steven Weber did an outstanding job!
There were a few things that just seemed out of place. I won't give anything away, but there were a few sexual encounters that were inappropriate given the characters' ages, and the ultimate encounters with "It" did not satisfy expectations.
No. Not satisfying considering it's length.
Good performance. Some of the characters' accents were annoying (and frankly sometimes cringe worthy), but I'm willing to concede that it might be the characters' themselves that are annoying.
Not really. Is there an abridged version out there?
Story depth, connections to childhood fears, multiple time sequencing
Blend of childhood and adult views of the same person
"It"... scariest voice ever
Yes but had to break it up... spellbinding
King knows how to play on our most basic fears. Alone in the dark...
King uses the history of Derry to set up this masterpiece of horror.
The burning of the black spot and the ax murder in the bar.
It is the perfect title, you cannot express what it was.
I'm a king fan, and this is one of his best.
I've been a big fan since I was young. I've read the book and watched the movie several times and decided that I wanted to listen to it as I was doing my commute. King has a way in this story of integrating past and present seamlessly. It never feels forced or contrived.
The characters in It are among some of my favorites in any of his books. They're all so perfectly flawed in ways that are very easy to relate to.
The storyline, itself, is creative and draws you in. While it's a little predictable at times, it's not in a way that you mind.
I just love Ben Hanscom. He was what made the story real for me. A quiet, unsung, hero.
I absolutely loved listening to Weber read this story. I wish he could read all of the books that I listen to. His pace was perfect and he really seemed to enjoy telling the story, instead of just going through the motions. He brought these characters to life for me, even more so than the movie did.
While I wouldn't say that I had any extreme reactions, I did catch myself listening really hard. I would get totally caught up in what was happening to these characters.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story. Weber did such a great job in narrating and King isn't one of the most recognized writers of our time by happenstance.
Engineer, wife, audiobook addict. I live for those books that you just cannot put down.
I listened to this book because I really wanted to listen to 11/22/63 and a reviewer suggested that one should listen to IT first because of a parallel in the books in the City of Derry. (Now that I've listened to both books, I can assure you that one does not need to listen to IT to enhance the story in 11/22/63). I don't usually like horror books but I have to admit that this book really held my attention and kept me involved right until the end. Plus, I love how long it is. The bargain hunter in me really likes to maximize my entertainment hours for the credits. The best part of this audiobook, by far, was the narrator. There could be no better narrator for this story. He was perfection.
The entire story was memorable. It truly is a great book that keeps you invested from beginning to end and this one really did.
Steven Weber was the most amazing narrator that I could have ever imagined. His performance was nothing short of spellbinding. I really hope to listen to other recordings by Weber.
It was a scary book. I don't typically read horror books and I've never been a huge Stephen King fan. I couldn't listen to this at bedtime. I had to leave myself enough time to watch a sit-com or something to reset before going to bed so I wouldn't have bad dreams.
Great performance, excellent story if you like a good scary story. It's super long but Weber's performance combined with King's story-telling ability will keep you coming back.
The cast of characters, and the overall terror provided by the CLOWN!!!!
The overall plot with small flashback plots inter-weaved into the story.
He ability to project the characters thoughts/feelings.
The dog getting poisoned was just...no good...