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Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I Audiobook
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I
Written by: 
Stephen King
Narrated by: 
Stephen King, Tim Curry, Rob Lowe, Whoopi Goldberg
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Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I Audiobook

Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I

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Publisher's Summary

A star-studded cast of readers present unabridged tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King's classic best-selling short story collection. This volume includes an Introduction by Stephen King, plus "Suffer the Children" read by Whoopi Goldberg; "Crouch End", Tim Curry; "Rainy Season", Yeardley Smith; "Dolan's Cadillac", Rob Lowe: "The House on Maple Street", Tabitha King; "Umney's Last Case", Robert B. Parker; "Head Down", Stephen King; and "Brooklyn August", Stephen J. Gould.

©1993 Stephen King; (P)2009 Simon and Schuster

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    Holli Robinson 11-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Guaranteed to put you to sleep.."

    Guaranteed to put you to sleep. I expected so much more and never finished a single chapter.

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    Joe 10-15-15
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    "Worth the listen"

    The stories were good. Some of the readers were a bit hard to understand. The baseball story at the end was the most enjoyable.

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    Brandy Mullis Newton, Nc USA 10-13-15
    Brandy Mullis Newton, Nc USA 10-13-15 Member Since 2016

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    "anything he does"

    loved it. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. Dark, mysterious, thought provoking and moral shaking...he is truly gifted

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    Joshua 09-08-15
    Joshua 09-08-15
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    "Great Stories, Mixed Bag on Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I to be better than the print version?

    I loved Nightmares and Dreamscapes in print and we got the audio version for a road trip.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the reading of Suffer the Children. It's not my favorite story but the narration is perfecto. Whoopi is awesome, with an emotive but even and soothing voice.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked most of the narration except I had a really hard time with Tim Curry reading Crouch end. I had to keep adjusting the volume to accommodate the super quiet then SUPER LOUD! Then quiet etc. tones of his voice. This was my favorite story from this collection in the book, and I missed a lit of it because I kept having to turn down the volume to accommodate the sudden shouting then it woyld be nearly a whisper and I would have to readjust. It was very frustrating. I also felt the sound quality could have been levelled out quite a bit by the folks who made the recording. Tim Curry's voice had enough bass to drown out the actual words and Yeardley Smith's voice came through as shrill unless you messed with the bass & treble levels. She was an interesting choice for the Rainy Season... once I got the sound levelled out it worked. Really, really loved Whoopi, though!


    Any additional comments?

    Great stories and an interesting list of readers, Stephen and Tabitha King included! Level out the sound and tell Tim Curry to shout & whisper less because it takes away from the story when you're constantly readjusting the volume!

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    Chanel 07-11-15
    Chanel 07-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Stephen King always the master., Love his books ,"

    I read every thing he writes, he just doesn't put them out fast enough. Give me more...

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    penkypoo 06-03-15
    penkypoo 06-03-15

    A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!

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    "I enjoyed the short stories more than I thought"

    I am determined to read King's entire collection in as close to the order of publishing as possible. In starting Nightmares and Dreamscapes I found I really enjoyed the short stories (especially Dolan's Catalac), but didn't enjoy the baseball essay and poem at the end. It was nice to hear a real experience King had with his son, but let's be honest I really just want him to scare me.

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    Kirsten T 05-25-14
    Kirsten T 05-25-14

    I love books, cats & cups of hot coffee, pretty much in that order.

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    What did you love best about Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I?

    The voices were perfect for the stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I?

    The intently rising and falling I each story never grew old.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The essay of the little league game.


    Who was the most memorable character of Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I and why?

    The coach when he explains why little league is so important and honest.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for letting me re-experience Therese stores in a fresh way.

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    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-25-12
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2016

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    "A Great Blast From The Past"
    What made the experience of listening to Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume I the most enjoyable?

    I read these stories a long time ago. I thoroughly enjoyed them. Dolon's Cadillac was a favorite back then and I still like it. I don't remember Crouch End in the original book, but I liked it (as read by Tim Curry) as well. All the stories are good, these two just really stand out for me.


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    Diane 08-03-11
    Diane 08-03-11
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    "Several great stories"

    I enjoyed this more than I thought. I like Stephen King stories but not all of them. These, for the most part, are very good. Several great narrators. I liked most of them - eerie, interesting listens. Sorry to say this but the last story read by King himself, was not very good - long little league story that just was well, not interesting. Overall, worth the listen.

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    Gloria Clayton, NC, USA 04-11-09
    Gloria Clayton, NC, USA 04-11-09
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    "Very Interesting Listening"

    I am a long time reader Stephen King Fan. First time listening to one of his novels. Took a little time getting use to listening, but quickly adapted to the narrator-tones, except for the high-tone narrator. The quality and story was great. I enjoyed this audio book. One note on narration interest--I like the low-tone narrators best for easy listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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