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)
Mr. King had me traveling and living with Henry, Pete, Dudis and the others. I did not listen to the book, I lived the story. True mastery of the word.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
I just kept getting bored and my mind would wander away from the story; so then I'd have to rewind it and try to listen to the sections I missed. I got halfway through without giving up on it.
After listening to "11-22-63", which was my first Stephen King book, I couldn't wait to listen to more of Stephen King's novels; so I listened to "It" and that was a really good story. Then after "It", I listened to "The Stand" and that was almost as good as "It." So, I moved on to "Dreamcatcher" expecting another good story, but I got a slow moving novel with characters that just didn't capture my attention.
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.
Stephen King’s character development is outstanding. While other reviewers found his use of profanity somehow distasteful, I found it artful. His characters’ words, language and thoughts are so authentic and his descriptions so clear that the unbelievable becomes convincingly real. I enjoyed this book.
Dreamcatcher may not be the author's favorite of his own works, but Jeffrey DeMunn brings this odd cross between classic King - reminiscent and bone-chilling - and a tale about little green men and the military to life. The story may not always play to the master's strengths, but DeMunn elevates it beyond a one-off back burner. If you've ever wondered what King's characters on the page sound like in their native Maine accents, here DeMunn gives a lesson in both acting and storytelling. If your experience with Dreamcatcher wasn't piqued by the novel or even if it was soured by the film, give this a chance. You won't be disappointed.
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