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.
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"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)
this book, for some reason, just didn't hold my attention and I stopped listening halfway through. The plot just seemed too outlandish to me. I loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile.
I found about three quarters of the book very good. But like another noted, this book was about 5 hours too long. You could probably fast forward through about 4 hours and not miss much. But if you want a long book because you have a lot of time to listen, you will enjoy.
My first King book. I'm a non-fiction type of guy but recently decided to read a fiction work "in between" my business and history books. This was so fun to read. I have to blame King for the fact that I let two days of graduate school go to hell while I stayed locked in on Dudditz and his buds. Very very well spelled out characters who you can picture. The kindness the boys had shown a person in need was touching. GREAT BOOK!! READ IT!!!
I did not know that Steven King could write science fiction, but he has done a good job with the Dreamcatcher. This is a very long book, but every hour you listen adds to the great character development and story line. There is very little that could be cut out with out seriously damaging the book. That may be why the movie was so bad. This really is a story that needs twenty hours to be told correctly.
One of my favorites written by S. King. Jeffrey DeMunn does a fantastic job narrating this book. Both are great storytellers. I was sad when it ended.
This book was fantastic. I've probably listened to 50 audio books in the last few years, and I think this one may have been the best one yet. Major kudos should go to Jeffrey Demunn for his AWESOME narration of the story. Portrayal of the characters was superbe, with accents and voice changes for each one. Riveting. I found I couldn't put it down.
Stephen King was quoted as saying, "“I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud. ”
No. Well, maybe. I know some who would like this book. I certainly would not discourage anyone from trying it. It just was not for me.
Very good narrator. I would enjoy listening to other performances by him. Listening is never the same as reading, and for me it is not ever as good. I listen, because it is hard to read a book while you are driving, washing dishes or mowing the lawn.
Search Audible for another book. Maybe even another King or maybe something else. I know his work well enough to know I may absolutely love the next one.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading King, but I expect to enjoy some more than others. I am not his only audience. One of his great talents is that he can successfully write novels in a way that no one can really say about a book, "That is a typical Stephen King novel". There is no such thing.
It's not one of my favorites. I actually think the movie told the story better.
I love Stephen King! I've read every book he has had published. And now thanks to Audible, I am collecting them to listen to.
I don't believe I have.
I like Henry the best. I kind of get where he's coming from. He is able to put his problems aside, to do what's right.
I loved the whole idea and execution of the aliens and their gross effects on the humans. A well-told story that kept me involved and disgusted in the best way. However, the ending seemed to fizzle into an eye-roll. But overall it was still really worth the adventure!
above the middle. The story and narration were great. plenty of humor, adventure, and suspense. A goo balance of suspense and payoff, until the end. I like most Stephen King books, but once again he can't seem to give it a good finish...ala dark tower series. It is great while it's going, but leaves you dissapointed at the ending, no big payoff for hours and hours of dedicated listening, detective like fact finding, and paying close attention etc.
The Dome, Also very long and interesting, with a less than stellar ending.
All of the flatulence scenes. deep down inside, stephen king is still a thirteen year old, but I guess fart jokes just never go out of style. His elaboration reminds me of the "Barf-o-Rama" in The Body, or Stand by Me if you prefer.
Winter Heart of Darkness? I don't know.
I wish Stephen King would end his books as good as he did with his books under psuedonyms like running man and the four seasons, etc
Jeffery DeMunn does an excellent job as the narrator. His voice is clear with good pronunciation. And he does a good New England accent without sounding cheesy or fake.He may or may not be from northeast america, but you'd neve know from listening. I will definitely look for more books narrated by him.
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