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
"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)
If I'm not reading, I'm listening.
Yep! Although the print version made a big impression on me when I read it 24 years ago.
The development of the characters at two different points in time.
Only as an actor-and he's a GREAT actor
Richie Tozier. I think he would keep me laughing.
Steven Weber brought these characters and all of the peripheral characters to life. He doesn't just read the book, he acts it. The characters breathe.
He was extraordinary. As an actor, a reader, a performer... Listen, I liked this story since it's release many years ago, and was afraid that the narrating wouldn't be up to the level of the voices in my head. Steve exceeded every hope.
Cry, yes. Cringe (when I should have), yes. Want more Steve in good books, yes.
I know It is an older story, and I tried to forget the awful movie, and decided to give this a listen, wanting something lengthy. The story is great! Lots of details, as I love and expect from King, and the narration by Steven Weber was just amazing. I recognized all the characters from their "voices", and found it all convincing. Kudos to both.
I think Steven Weber does justice to this novel. He makes the characters and setting come alive.
Stephen King is at his best with It. His turn of phrase and skill is apparent throughout despite the rather strange (stranger than Stephen King can be!) ending.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
I've known and read a handful of SK books over the decades, but had never become a fan until recently. While the book format seemed daunting, the audiobook was an immense pleasure to listen to, scary as it was (tho books don't scare me easily...no nightmares here). I also recently have begun to understand the connections between Mr King's characters and other books to each other and his "nod" to the constant reader.
Steven King can certainly write a whirlwind of a story, but Steven Weber brings that story to LIFE! OMG is he good! I didn't even realize he is the actor Steven Weber until after I listened to the book and was well into TommyKnockers. He was brilliant, bringing each characters personality through. In the 5 years I've been a member of Audible.com, there have been a few standout narrators. Steven is one of them. This book gets a complete and total 5 stars from me.
Yes and no. There is nothing like reading this book for the first time. I was 13 when I first read it for the first time, and I couldn't put it down. When I listened to the audio version for the first time, Steven Webber brought be back to that exact same place. Since first getting this version, I've listened to it 4 times. One of the best.
It is in the top 2 of my audiobooks.
I found the part when the kids are reunited as adults very interesting.
I have not listened to any of Steven Weber's other performances, but I will be. His narration was great.
I would never try to rename a book.
This book/audio book is totally engaging, but not for the faint of heart.
I hope Steven Weber does more King. In fact, when they do The Stand, I hope its Steven Weber who does it, he will do it justice!!
This is one of King's best! The Narrater really brought this one to life! My next pick is a Koontz book by the same narrater, Never read a Koontz book, but thie narrater is one good reason for me to get one and see how good they are!
I would really rate the movie ahead of this in a lot of ways. Mostly because there are no unnecessary sex scenes in the movie like there is in this. Yes there is a sec scene between the kids that really shouldn't be in there. However it is really cool to hear all the back story about Dery and find out all the things that IT did over the centuries.
The back story.
All of them.
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