A dark and sweeping adventure, Dreamcatcher is set in the haunted city of Derry - the site of Stephen King's It and Insomnia. In it, four young boys stand together and do a brave, good thing, an act that changes them in ways that they hardly understand.
A quarter-century later, as grown men who have gone their separate ways, these friends come together once a year to hunt in the woods of Maine. This particular year, a stranger stumbles into their campsite, and before long, the friends are plunged into the most remarkable adventure of their lives. They wind up in a life and death struggle, their only hope for survival locked in their shared past... and in the dreamcatcher.
©2001 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved. (P)2001 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"May be the best alien invasion story since War of the Worlds." (Booklist)
"A thriller that shows [King] remains a force in fiction." (Internet Bookwatch)
"The X-Files comes to Maine." (AudioFile)
Started reading the book many times, but never sat down to finish it. Downloaded the book to listen to on a cross-country move. Started out fine, but then there were many times that it would sound like a skipping CD that had scratches on it. Happened at least a dozen times. Then, there were long pauses occasionally like a CD was being changed (I thought this because they were pretty regular and happened about 15 times). Frustrating, thinking you had a truly digital copy, but realizing somebody just copied the CD over and never checked it.
Not a bad story, and more in depth than the movie, but frustrating recording.
Avid book lover and listener. Nuff said for this purpose.
I love the man. I think sometimes he is in my head or maybe even more frightening he's in mine, yowsers!
Is it believable? Well, no. But that's the fun of it. Is the premise believable, that we aren't alone in the universe? Well, yeah.
It's got his humor which no one can touch as consistently as he does. It's got it's human morality of a kind that we all have but may not admit to having.
It's enjoyable from start to finish.
Sure I've read/heard more profound, but not necessarily written better. I don't know where or how he finds the humor to put in his stories at just the right place, but he does. I like even his worst books (that's a relevant term here), and they all have redeeming points in them. I like his Derry, Maine books. In fact I'm fixing to listen to another that I think I missed! So, no concerns. If you've never read King you're definitely missing out. His books are in a genre all their own.
I kept trying to finish this. but after the third time it stuttered and skipped along I had to give up. I at first thought it might be my device but no. the time was ticking away normally. I'm afraid it was just to distracting. the story was fantastical, and scattered, but somehow still interesting. almost like watching an accident happening. not kings most cohesive work.
And to hear it spoken for the first time in my life was an experience I will repeat in my life many times. It was well read, and it fully immersed me in my favorite of stories. I recommend this audiobook to everyone!!
Forget what you saw in the movie - I didn't like it and had avoided this book for years. After I read it I kicked myself for not reading it sooner!
Big fan of S. King. Heard in an interview that King did not like this story, but I think it is one of his best. The relationship between friends young and old, threw the good and bad was the best part. will read/listened again soon!
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