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Publisher's Summary

A dark and sweeping adventure, Dreamcatcher is set in the haunted city of Derry - the site of Stephen King's It and Insomnia. In it, four young boys stand together and do a brave, good thing, an act that changes them in ways that they hardly understand.

A quarter-century later, as grown men who have gone their separate ways, these friends come together once a year to hunt in the woods of Maine. This particular year, a stranger stumbles into their campsite, and before long, the friends are plunged into the most remarkable adventure of their lives. They wind up in a life and death struggle, their only hope for survival locked in their shared past... and in the dreamcatcher.

©2001 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved. (P)2001 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"May be the best alien invasion story since War of the Worlds." (Booklist)
"A thriller that shows [King] remains a force in fiction." (Internet Bookwatch)
"The X-Files comes to Maine." (AudioFile)

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  • Kathleen
  • Providence Forge, VA, USA
  • 12-04-03

I'm a big Stephen King fan, but....

this book, for some reason, just didn't hold my attention and I stopped listening halfway through. The plot just seemed too outlandish to me. I loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Hugh
  • Chapel Hill, NC, United States
  • 05-06-03

First time for a King book

I found about three quarters of the book very good. But like another noted, this book was about 5 hours too long. You could probably fast forward through about 4 hours and not miss much. But if you want a long book because you have a lot of time to listen, you will enjoy.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Kyle
  • Clearwater, FL, United States
  • 04-17-03

Excellent Book!

My first King book. I'm a non-fiction type of guy but recently decided to read a fiction work "in between" my business and history books. This was so fun to read. I have to blame King for the fact that I let two days of graduate school go to hell while I stayed locked in on Dudditz and his buds. Very very well spelled out characters who you can picture. The kindness the boys had shown a person in need was touching. GREAT BOOK!! READ IT!!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Very Good

I did not know that Steven King could write science fiction, but he has done a good job with the Dreamcatcher. This is a very long book, but every hour you listen adds to the great character development and story line. There is very little that could be cut out with out seriously damaging the book. That may be why the movie was so bad. This really is a story that needs twenty hours to be told correctly.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Lilia
  • Kaneohe, HI, USA
  • 03-06-03

Loved it!

One of my favorites written by S. King. Jeffrey DeMunn does a fantastic job narrating this book. Both are great storytellers. I was sad when it ended.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Mazjanis
  • Portland, ME, United States
  • 11-18-07

Great Characters

Stephen King’s character development is outstanding. While other reviewers found his use of profanity somehow distasteful, I found it artful. His characters’ words, language and thoughts are so authentic and his descriptions so clear that the unbelievable becomes convincingly real. I enjoyed this book.

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Dreamcatcher indeed

Dreamcatcher is not one of Stephen King's best or most terrifying stories, in fact some parts of it can get quite boring as the characters travel between the second and third acts. But Jeffrey Demunn is one of the best narrators and actors for King's material and it shows here, turning a book that's still a little better than most into a fully realize story with rich detail.

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Amazing

Stephen King goes above and behind in this one , giving you exactly what he's known for, horror and suspense .

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Good Story, Terrible Music

Liked the story. Great narration. Can't believe how low-quality and completely inappropriate the music was.

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Can't believe I'm just getting to this one!

loved this story.. the narrator did a fine job of different voices. the Maine accents were hilarious (I'm from the South) can't believe I didn't read this sooner.

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