I was waiting forever for this one to come to Audible. Finally !
I like stories that let the characters develop, major plots within plots, this one does it all. The storyline goes back and forth over the time period of the characters, suspense is everywhere, evil in the most base of things: Anything that scared you as a kid, that is how the evil presents itself. A Classic Nightmare written with solid skill.
King, a true storyteller, chills with an impressive collection of phobias, fears and "oh No" moments. And Weber is perfect! He even does creditable imitations when the character is imitating, It's uncanny. Thanks for all the stories, Mr. King. You are absolutely one of the best to listen to- the dialog is always so true.
I enjoyed this tremendously. It's a disturbing book that gets into some very weird areas, but I have to be prepared for that in unpredictable horror. The braided story-lines pull together to compel the reader/listener deeper and deeper into this cosmic mystery. IT is a good, long, character-driven story, deftly crafted and wonderfully performed by Steven Weber.
i love too read and have people read to me...
im a huge king fan. i had high hopes for this one. it was long, but honestly worth the money at least. the narator was excellent. the story gets way weird and borders on child porn toward the end... i suggest a strong stomach and an open mind.
I read "It" when it first came out in hardback and I just loved it. The bond between these friends and the horrors they faced alone and together could only have come from the imagination of Stephen King. And I have to say Steven Weber really brought this awesome story to life. The characters transitioned flawlessly and he was really committed to making this wonderful book one that I will want to listen to again. Keep reading, Steven Weber, because you are great!
Quite possibly the best reading of any audiobook I have experienced so far! It's a long story - but Steven Weber brings it to life like no other narrator. He is fully committed to the roles of the characters - of which there are many. He doesn't just read the book, he give the characters a dimension so realistic, you half expect to meet them in person someday.
King's best work in my opinion. This is the story of childhood. the story of the friends we have as children and the fears we have as children, but this is also the story of Evil. What if there really is something to fear in the dark what if something does go bump in the night? What if it doesnt go away just because we grow up? 7 friends face an unspeaker evil in thier childhood. They face what Haunts the Town of Derry. They see the true face of IT and then have to face it again as adults.
This book has stuck with me more then any other book I have ever read. This book has haunted my dreams. For weeks after reading this book for the first time my dreams would return to the thoughts and images this book brought me. I would long for the friendship the characters shared and I tremble at the horrors they faced. To this day all my nightmares flow into a Clown with silver dollar eyes, razor teeth and pom pom buttons
Firstly, Steven Webber is incredible, one of the best narrators I've come across in my life. He brings the book to life and I just wish he narrates more Stephen King. Steven - please do "The Stand"!
Secondly, this is one of King's best novels. The horrible movie made never did this book justice. King manages to keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved every second and can recommend this to any Stephen King fan - you will not be disappointed.
I loved Weber when he narrated The Shining and he does a fine job here as well but each character King writes seems to lie flat and be very one sided, except for the character "It". At first I was endeared to Bill's stuttering but then it just becomes annoying once you get to part 4 (not sure if that is Weber's fault or King's), the kid Richie I would like to see killed off by part 2 because his "sense of humor" is plan idiotic and won't shut up. Also, King has a way of going off on these tangential storylines that do nothing to embellish or enhance the story. I made it only half way thru part 4 and gave up.
I really forgot how bad this book is. I Love Stephen King but I must say this is THE worst book he has ever written. (Although I am not a fan of the "Dark Tower" series either...but George Guidall reads those and you can't get better than that!) It has some of the really great touches that all of King's writing has but... it really sucks! It's a lot of material for one credit but.... it's still not worth it! No disrespect to Stephen Weber as the Narrator.