©1975 Stephen King; (P)2004 Simon and Schuster Inc.
"An incredibly gifted writer." (Guardian)
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"Better than I remember"
Way way back I remember being scared out of my wits by the TV movie starring David Soul and James Mason. There was no way this 40 something father of two teenagers was going to be scared all over again was there?..........
You better believe there was!
Fantastic story extremely well read. Would recommend it to all, but not to fall asleep to!!
"A super cool book I"
The oratory very good thank you message king for the very good book I love you again see you soon after King
"Classic Stephen King"
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, a classic horror story which is performed wonderfully. I would recommend to any horror fan.
"Getting into Mr Kings writings"
Loved it. I have only recently read the Shining and was gripped from start to finish. Thought i would try another book by this author and again, this was another brilliant story. Full credit goes to the narrator who made this a superb listen.
"One of kings earliest best novels"
Scary, scary, scary!
This is a modern vampire story and is amongst the best, written well before twilight and other similar novels. Equal to Richard Layton's travelling vampire show, another favourite of mine. As suspenseful as David morells creepers.
If I'd had the time, yes. I read as a teenager and this listen was a re read. Forget the film version, the novel is better and scarier.
Keep the lights on when listening......oh and never trespass into deserted looking houses on your own.......
Finally......if you think a vampire has moved into your neighbourhood......don't get involved!
"Not bad at all!"
Seeing as this is a pre-curer to modern vamp0ire stories it is a little tame - BUT in saying that, I still enjoyed it.
I love horror and will admit to finding Stephen King books a little on the detailed side for me - I will admit that I am a little more of a slasher/gore person really. But overall, I enjoyed it! I have even bought another Stephen king book (The Shining) to try!
"Creepy as hell"
Great audio book and Ron McLarty is a great narrator, perfect for this tale, one of Kings best known. I listen to these books on my18ish mile commute to and from work and I am glad it's not dark on the way back anymore!
"I dont see the hype."
I've read most Stephen Kings books and enjoyed most. Unfortunately this one suffers from a serious case of waffling. Not alot happens yet I know the full history of peripheral characters who have absolutely no involvement in the plot. When it eventually gets moving its great but is then over too quickly. Doubt that makes sense but I know what I mean. Narration is ok but some characters sound too similar and can't be differentiated from others. If you love King then you'll like this, just don't expect to be hiding under the bed.
"An amazing old friend"
Been years since I read this book and I really enjoyed this audiobook. This is shorter than some of the other Stephen King Audiobooks at 18 hours but it zips along at a great pace and I didn't feel like anything extra was needed by way of narrative. It's such a classic story (basically, what would happen if Dracula turned up in Maine) and brilliantly narrated by Ron McLarty.
A real treat was the 20+ minute introduction by Stephen King explaining how he came to write the story (it was his second Novel after Carrie) etc.
This comes highly recommended. You might want to keep the light on and avoid responding to scratching at your windows though!
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