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Dreamcatcher | [Stephen King]

Dreamcatcher

Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of It and Insomnia), four young boys did a brave thing - something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, the boys are men who still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented, and muttering about lights in the sky.
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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of It and Insomnia), four young boys did a brave thing - something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, the boys are men who still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented, and muttering about lights in the sky. Before long, these old friends will be plunged into the most remarkable events of their lives and a terrible struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their past and in the boy they once rescued as a child.

©2001 Stephen King; (P)2001 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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    Jacqui Marrickville, Australia 08-15-12
    Jacqui Marrickville, Australia 08-15-12
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    "This wasn't a book I enjoyed"
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Jeffrey DeMunn?

    Absolutely I have read many Stephen King books & listened to some to one he read 'Bag of Bones' & loved it, I listen to lots of books I have read & enjoyed over the years but I occasionally come across 1 I just can't get into. This was one of those


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Ive already had lots since this & I'd love to listen to "The Stand" but for some reason I can't get it in Australia


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mainly disappointment. This should have been a book I enjoyed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fen Masterton, New Zealand 03-04-12
    Fen Masterton, New Zealand 03-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not King's best work"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listen while commuting so the time was already wasted. This book was an OK way to pass that lost time


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Glad it was over. It seemed to take longer to get to the punch line than it needed to


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey DeMunn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not


    Do you think Dreamcatcher needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No! It already had an epilogue it didn't need to close it out


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul BrisbaneAustralia 07-17-08
    Paul BrisbaneAustralia 07-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Engrossing"

    Typical Stephen King book in that it builds and builds the suspense. Very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Glen
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    3/24/09
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    "A King Classic"

    No other author seems capable of merging horror, sci-fi and tales of ordinary folk as masterfully as Stephen King. If you have seen the film but not read the book (or listened to it) then I recomend that you do so today. You will not be dissapointed.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • MsRanPan
    UK
    12/29/12
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    "Listen up"

    This is one of my favourite SK books. 4 friends do a brave, kind deed, defending a intellectually disabled boy being bullied. They become a tight group, complete with their own sayings and shared experiences. They grow up and it appears some bad s**t was coming their way and they need to deal with it. There's no religion in this one, some magic but not to the extent it can go in a SK novel. It's about a group of friends. It's about growing up together. It's about the possible end of the world. It's not too slow, no punches are pulled. The disabled guy is enabling and able - a nice change to many books if they even appear at all. Listen to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zoey
    London, United Kingdom
    10/16/14
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    "Oh my goodness I loved this book!"

    Typically SK, a stand by me type of book with an alien twist,

    I loved the characters, I loved the story line, I just loved loved loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • westbrook
    u.k
    7/7/14
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    "gripping"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dreamcatcher to be better than the print version?

    i havent read the print version but the narrator in this was perfect, made it very atmospheric.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character was Henry, , I really felt that I got to know him. His outlook on life changed so dramatically as we went along, you didnt know wether he would end up back where he had started after all the trials he went through.


    What about Jeffrey DeMunn’s performance did you like?

    Perfect


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both, lots of laugh out loud moments, the mens boyhood conversations were hilarious in places....and sad with some of the outcomes, the bravery and friendship.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Stephen Kings novels, his imagination for the bizarre scenario is amazing and keeps you guessing til the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandor
    banbury, oxon, United Kingdom
    3/12/14
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    "Scify fest"
    Where does Dreamcatcher rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a reasonable listen but not I think one of Stephen Kings best efforts.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen King before, how does this one compare?

    It's not my favourite Book or audio book of Stephen King.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a Scify fest, with elements borrowed from Stephen Kings other work and lots of other popular Scify mediums , notably alien, invasion of the body snatchers and quite a few others, I didn't find it particularly fresh or bringing anything new to the Scify table so was generally disappointed. The performance I must say is excellent, the narrator makes the listening experience enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • virginia
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    12/5/13
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    "A very satisfying listen"

    As usual with Stephen King the story is a satisfying length with fully developed characters you grow to have huge affection for. Although the story, again as usual with King, stretches belief and understanding at times the plot is original and very involving and thought-provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed this book which develops well after a rather confusing start and was really quite sad when I got to the end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Crawley, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Great story and characters"
    What did you like most about Dreamcatcher?

    The combination of rich characters and a thrilling story. The dimension of a mental connection between the characters added a dimension to an already difficult to put down story. An interesting take on classic alien/greys and how authorities dealt with the situation


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Duditz, stood out from the other characters


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey DeMunn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was thought provoking on a number of dimensions


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl
    Musselburgh, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Not Bad"
    What did you like best about Dreamcatcher? What did you like least?

    I liked the gentle amble of the plot, it was hard to follow at times but worth the effort and it kept me guessing right up to the end. I didnt like the voice the narrator used for duddits. It overly emphasised his downs syndrome.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    more horror!


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey DeMunn – was your favourite?

    Jonesy


    Did Dreamcatcher inspire you to do anything?

    no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    7/15/13
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    "Absorbing and twisting"
    What made the experience of listening to Dreamcatcher the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the gradual switching between different characters and times scales and the slow build to a frenetic end.


    What about Jeffrey DeMunn’s performance did you like?

    It was very comfortable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened whilst painting, so 4 hour bursts, I enjoyed listening to it but could come away.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne
    BEDFORD, United Kingdom
    12/26/12
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    "The world is in grave peril ..."

    A tricky plot based around schoolboy friends who are the only ones who can save humankind from an alien invasion. Yet another un put downable from the master.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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