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)
What a performance! I hope he considers making audio books a serious career extension. No disrespect to Muller, Guidall and all the greats -- but Weber definitely has a gift and I hope it leads to more from him in the future.
This was the first audiobook I purchased. I'm a big King fan and this had always been one of my favorites (both the novel and the mini series are great.) I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and soon realized I was spoiled by this being my first "listen." I have continued to purchase audiobooks and have enjoyed them, but to this point I feel as this one is still my favorite. Along with the fact that this is an unbelievably great story, the narrator is the best I;ve heard. This is the longest book I've listened too and yet I wish it was longer, I didn't want 'It" to end.
First of all, if you like Stephen King, you'll love "It". It's just a great book. I was a little worried about getting this, because some of King's audiobooks have annoying back-ground music, which I hate. This one doesn't, and the narration is excellent. To me, a good narrator is one you don't really notice--not a monotone by any means, but not a dramatic interpretation, either-- and Weber's voice allows you to focus on the story completely. This is one of my all-time favorite King books, and I'm glad I bought the audio version.
Need I say more - King is beyond doubt the master of horror fiction. Why, because his characters could be your next store neighbor. Love this book!
This book already has so many reviews, maybe this one isn't needed. This was the longest audio book I have attempted to read and I am so glad I tried it. I didn't know much about the book but decided to take a risk on it and I am very glad I did. Great story, great characters, achieves so much that only a book can.
Steven Weber is so good you forget it's an audio book and just fall in. Brought back all of the magic of reading this book for the first time. I didn't think a long book could translate so well to this medium. Highly recommended!
To me this book is a masterpiece of both King's Horror writings as well as audio book narration. If you are here, you know of King's awesome abilities and I will not waste time elaborating on this story, other than to say it is a must for any King fan that has never read it. The narration by Steven Weber is absolutely amazing and will keep you thoroughly entertained and horrified from beginning to end. Bravo King and Weber. I will most assuredly purchase more Weber narrations.
Great book! Steven Weber narrates the story just right. Don't take my word for it, buy the book, you won't be sorry :o)
It is easy to forget how talented Stephen King is based on (most) of the movies made of his books. IT is layer upon layer of an expertly woven story. Each of the characters is fully fleshed out with back story that weaves back and forth with current day. An excellent audiobook not only has a compelling story, but also a good reader. Steven Webber's style feels effortless. I was really impressed with his different voices and energy level.
Steven Weber provides a wonderful voice to King's giant cast of characters. He conveys appropriate emotion at appropriate points, without ever becoming a distraction. Wonderful narrator; I hope he does more work!
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