Absolutely. The story was engaging and Sean Pratt does a fine job of narrating.
His word flow is nice and easy to listen to and his character voices were just different enough to give them personality without being distracting.
No. I'm not sure that this book would translate into a movie well at all.
This format did not work well with an audio book. The end notes are so important, but I'm sure most listeners are like me and listen while busy doing other things (like driving) so having to read them separately in PDF wasn't ideal, to say the least.
I ended up returning it instead of listening to the whole thing because it was becoming too much work to try and keep up. This is definitely a book that is designed to be read instead of listened to. There are too many things added to the story in the end notes, so skipping them, or saving them for later, takes too much away from the experience.
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.
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