"Stephen King never stops giving us his all" (Chicago Tribune) in this number-one national best seller about the idyllic small town of Haven, Maine, and its encounter with a deadly evil out for a diabolical invasion of body, soul - and mind.
Writer Bobbi Anderson becomes obsessed with digging up something she's found buried in the woods near her home. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, she uncovers an alien spaceship. Though exposure to the Tommyknockers, who piloted the alien ship, has harmful effects on residents' health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under their increasingly malignant influence.
In this riveting, nightmarish story, Stephen King has given us a "brilliant, riveting, marvelous" (The Boston Globe) novel. "You will not be able to put this down" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on. It just might be the Tommyknocker Man.
©1987 Stephen King, Tabitha King, and Arthur B. Greene (P)2010 Penguin Audio
While I have always been a fan of Stephen King and I will attest that this is indeed a pretty good book, I would have to advise you to pass this one by. Edward Herrmann is a very good narrator. The problem with this rendition of the story is THE EDITING IS AWFUL!!! You can clearly hear where the editing cuts were made and this is quite distracting. Often times parts of the narrators words are cut short, particularly toward the front of the book. Very disappointing!
Idiot Savant Invaders
The entering of the ship.
The ends of some words kept getting cutoff, sometimes mid-word. Bad editing perhaps?
The narrator does a great job with this Stephen King signature. Tommyknockers knocking on your door... I love how King fills the space between the book covers with a story about 1 person and the situations they face. There are very few characters you get to know but don't care, it's all about the one, unlike any other. Edward Herrmann, I hope you sought some psychiatric help after embodying Gard for this book. Great all around, excellent to listen to.
It seemed like the cut off segments without fully reading the whole last word. I know King will trail off at the end of a chapter but not the way this reading does. It is very choppy.
really enjoyed listening to Tommyknockers while doing work in my garage. highly recommend it everyone
Edward Hermann's narration made this worth listening to. Had this been a book likely I wouldn't have finished. Some parts are brilliant; others left me wondering where is this going? I like Kings oldest novels best (e.g. The Stand, The Dead Zone) but also love 11.23.63 which also great for comparison.
pretty good story. Narrator does a fine job. Unfortunately the audible recording is terrible. It skips around in mid-sentence and jumps ahead to the next chapter frequently. Leaving you hanging...
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