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It | [Stephen King]

It

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.
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Publisher's Summary

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

©1987 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"The amazingly prolific King returns to pure horror, pitting good against evil as in The Stand and The Shining. Moving back and forth between 1958 and 1985, the story tells of seven children in a small Maine town who discover the source of a series of horrifying murders. Having conquered the evil force once, they are summoned together 27 years later when the cycle begins again. As usual, the requisite thrills are in abundance." (Library Journal)

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 02-14-14
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2012

    I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "I'M STILL SCARED OF THAT CLOWN!!!"

    I remember watching the TV series when i was little and i was scared to death of that clown.
    'Pennywise the clown' After a week of watching this series it came down to the worst ending of all times!!! a lame spider? REALLY... 44 hr book, it set in my library for over year a long time!! I wished i would have started it a year ago. I couldn't put it down this is one of King's best with out a doubt and its still scary.The book ending is so much better than the TV series,Ya its a spider and a eye,wolf man,dad,mummy,CLOWN and anything else that scared you when you were little!! From the seven kids point of view aka 'THE LOSER CLUB' they have a story to tell and a promise to keep. They made a promise that if the killings started again they would come back to Derry, Maine and finish IT for good..OH YA
    WATCH OUT FOR THAT HENRY BOWERS KID!!!! HE'S REAL MEAN BUT NAT AS MEAN AS THAT CLOWN 'IT'..... MUST READ

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    Steven JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-31-14
    Steven JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, INCREDIBLE narration"

    One of the most classic and deeply terrifying books by King, "It" shines a light on the extremes that will break a person's mind out of sheer awe and incomprehension. As someone who is trying to be a fairly comprehensive reader of King, the depth that "It" brings to the King universe is highly appreciated. The back stories and history that we learn in this book do as much to add to his other works as it does to this book. For anyone that has the time to invest in a 45 hour book (it took me 3 months, even with a multi-state car trip), it is definitely worth a listen.

    What is easily my favorite part of the entire experience has to be Steven Weber's narration. The way he brings the story and characters to life with seemingly effortless fluidity is something I've never experienced before in an audiobook, and I am looking listening to more of his narrations in the future.

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    Matt Dryden, MI, United States 01-25-14
    Matt Dryden, MI, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book"
    Where does It rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Steven King wrote a good book, my only complaint is that it is a very long, a lot of not really needed content. Steven Weber performed the whole book amazingly though, so even boring chapters were given a bit of life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Richie, probably related to Steven Weber using lots of different voices for him and not just a dull monolog.


    What does Steven Weber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    great voices for the characters and he seems familiar with the book and was able to know which voice to change to before the text would have said which character was speaking.


    If you could take any character from It out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    none, I'd be staying away from that type of luck.


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    Wally Donovan 01-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A true horror classic that makes you think"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I'd recommend this book to any fan of horror but especially fans of the 1990 TV movie. There are many interesting and disturbing things that were cut out and the climax pays off. Not everything will appeal to everyone, so take what you like and leave the rest, it's worth a listen!


    Who was the most memorable character of It and why?

    I root for Ben the most. Bill is kind of the main hero, but I identify with Ben the most


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    Andrea Monroe, NC, United States 01-10-14
    Andrea Monroe, NC, United States 01-10-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Great narrator!"
    If you could sum up It in three words, what would they be?

    Detailed, emotional, & riveting


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was just a good book. Very detailed and keeps you at the edge of your seat!


    What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

    Great voices. Puts great emotion and feeling into his performance. To me, it sounds like I was listening to the movie.


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

    Laughed a fair amount. Didn't like going into dark places for a while.


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    Cecilia Sauk Rapids, MN, United States 01-05-14
    Cecilia Sauk Rapids, MN, United States 01-05-14
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    "A edge of the seat horror novel!"
    If you could sum up It in three words, what would they be?

    Oh My Suspense!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It?

    The final fight with "It" and how it flashbacked between 1958 and 1985; entwining past with present as the main cast of characters fight for their lives and the lives of all children in Derry.


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

    No, I have not listened to any other of Weber's performances, with the exception of "The Shining" movie, I had never heard of him.


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

    If it had not been over 40 hours long, I very easily could have listened to this in one sitting.


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    Marcelo 12-22-13
    Marcelo 12-22-13
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    "Could have been great..."

    ... but it wasn't. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book. There is friendship, adventure, suspense, mystery, horror and great story telling. But by the car must have run out of fuel towards the end. Not a dissatisfying ending, just a little weak. There is also a questionable scene involving minors, but that did not bother me that much.

    Recommendation: If you don't mind the lenght of the book and you are looking for a good story, it is worth a read.

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    Sam CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-20-13
    Sam CHICAGO, IL, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "First thing: it's a million hours long."

    This story is phenomenal, and if you're in for the challenge of 40 hours (the book's over 1000 pages, I think) then it is absolutely fabulous. Length is really my only complaint. Fantastic talent in narrators, compelling story, and lots of moments where you think hard about your own views on your childhood.

    I personally don't think I've given King nearly enough credit for being the talented author he is. I've loved both of the audiobooks I've listened to thus far (seriously, listen to Carrie. super short and SUPER good.)

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    Catherine Harrison 12-13-13 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Even better with this fantastic audio version"

    This is my second time to read this book. I read it the first time when it was published and loved it. It is one of my favorite SK books. I won't take the time to review the story here. What I want to say is that Steven Weber is magnificent as the narrator on this book! I enjoyed this so much more with his excellent voices and inflections. Well worth the credit!

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    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 11-30-13
    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disturbing"

    Vintage Stephen King. I read this book years ago and when the audio book was made available on sale, I purchased it. It is a gripping story. Definitely not for children, on many levels. If you are a Stephen King fan, this is better than most. But beware, it is difficult to listen to. Very suspenseful, and graphic at times.

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