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The Tommyknockers Audiobook

The Tommyknockers

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Publisher's Summary

"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

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    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 04-17-16
    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 04-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The editing drove me bonkers!"

    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!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Morris 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story and Narration, but...."
    If you could sum up The Tommyknockers in three words, what would they be?

    Idiot Savant Invaders


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tommyknockers?

    The entering of the ship.


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

    Everett Hillman


    Any additional comments?

    The ends of some words kept getting cutoff, sometimes mid-word. Bad editing perhaps?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Griffis LA, CA 02-15-16
    Christopher Griffis LA, CA 02-15-16 Member Since 2013

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    "spooky and enthralling"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Estelle 05-20-16
    Estelle 05-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Mo Redlands, CA United States 02-22-16
    Mary Mo Redlands, CA United States 02-22-16 Member Since 2013

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    "enjoyed"

    really enjoyed listening to Tommyknockers while doing work in my garage. highly recommend it everyone

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott M 05-24-16
    Scott M 05-24-16

    Xbox One ROCKS@

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    "awsome"

    awsome awsome reading writing and storyline
    thanks king another amazing story. keep rm coming. and thanks

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    Jeffrey 09-20-16
    Jeffrey 09-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story great performance"

    This was a surprising adventure to go on. Enjoyed every minute of it. However the audio recording had some errors. Every now and again half a second would be cut off the end of a sentence leaving you to assume the completion of the word or sentence. I know this was not an error in the particular download on my device because as it happens I changed phone half way through this book and the problem persisted.

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    jake c. 09-19-16
    jake c. 09-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "terrible editing"

    The proofreader should be fired, every chapter cut out early. Basically, the last two to ten seconds was cut out.

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    Bonny L. Sexton 08-19-16 Member Since 2016

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    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite Stephen King stories. However, the recording of this audio book is flawed. There are words that are cut off or missing at the end of chapters and other odd edits. I would give this five stars if it weren't for that jarring problem in the playback.

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    debi kitcho 08-09-16
    debi kitcho 08-09-16

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    "loved it! Better than the movie by far!"

    I couldn't but it down. my fave moments were when Gardner knows Bobby is in trouble and has to save her so he finally gets to her. and even tho he's going to kill himself he says he will do this one thing and he does after all the awful things that happen save her and the world and by doing so dies giving for the first time in decades his life meaning and as with most heroes no one knows he did it but that what sacrifice is not for glory for what right and who u love. the movie did this book no justice tho I did enjoy it as well. King is a master at horror, humor , things that will just blow ur mind,make u gasp and sit on the edge of ur seat. thank u Stephen King for yet another one to keep in my library.

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