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Dreamcatcher Audiobook

Dreamcatcher

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Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes howlingly funny, a story of invasion and battle, survival and heroism. It is a story of how men remember ... and how they love.

In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand.

A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time is different. This time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented and muttering about lights in the sky.

Before long, these old friends will be plunged into the most remarkable events of their lives as they struggle with a terrible creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past - and in the Dreamcatcher.

©2001 Stephen King; (P)2001 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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    Preeti 09-10-15
    Preeti 09-10-15
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    "Missing the zing!"

    Not the usual King's style. Narration could have been more intriguing. little disappointed with the experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqui Marrickville, Australia 08-15-12
    Jacqui Marrickville, Australia 08-15-12
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    "This wasn't a book I enjoyed"
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Jeffrey DeMunn?

    Absolutely I have read many Stephen King books & listened to some to one he read 'Bag of Bones' & loved it, I listen to lots of books I have read & enjoyed over the years but I occasionally come across 1 I just can't get into. This was one of those


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Ive already had lots since this & I'd love to listen to "The Stand" but for some reason I can't get it in Australia


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mainly disappointment. This should have been a book I enjoyed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 07-17-08
    Paul 07-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Engrossing"

    Typical Stephen King book in that it builds and builds the suspense. Very enjoyable.

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  • MsRanPan
    UK
    12/29/12
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    "Listen up"

    This is one of my favourite SK books. 4 friends do a brave, kind deed, defending a intellectually disabled boy being bullied. They become a tight group, complete with their own sayings and shared experiences. They grow up and it appears some bad s**t was coming their way and they need to deal with it. There's no religion in this one, some magic but not to the extent it can go in a SK novel. It's about a group of friends. It's about growing up together. It's about the possible end of the world. It's not too slow, no punches are pulled. The disabled guy is enabling and able - a nice change to many books if they even appear at all. Listen to it!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Glen
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    3/24/09
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    "A King Classic"

    No other author seems capable of merging horror, sci-fi and tales of ordinary folk as masterfully as Stephen King. If you have seen the film but not read the book (or listened to it) then I recomend that you do so today. You will not be dissapointed.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • David S
    6/6/16
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    "Stephen's Sickening, Sentimental, Sci-fi Schlock"
    What made the experience of listening to Dreamcatcher the most enjoyable?

    Once you get over how many words are devoted to vivid descriptions of bottoms and foul smells coming out of them, then you've got an interesting and entertaining story about aliens, psychic powers, car chases and the kind of characters that you would expect from a Stephen King story. The descriptions of what the aliens are (or, at least, what the characters think they are) and the escalation of events from "trip to a cabin" to "an alien virus could destroy the world" were both great, even if the plot does run out of the steam by the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Colonel Kurtz. He was too ridiculously evil to hate and I thought that he had all the best dialogue.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey DeMunn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I knew him as an actor in a couple of different things and he was a great narrator. He managed to handle some pretty ludicrous text and kept the story flowing really, really well. He also gave every character an identifiable voice, but didn't overdo any of the accents (which was a very good thing when it came to all of Duddits' dialogue).


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I'll admit that most of the parts with Duddits tugged at my heartstrings. A bit. A tiny bit. I also laughed far too much at how THE POWER OF BACON saves the day at one point.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed by how predictable the last couple of chapters were. Once it got to a certain point in the story I guessed pretty much exactly what was going to happen and then it was just a matter of listening to the end (although, there was some interesting dialogue in the epilogue).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    5/22/17
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    "Poor Quality Recording"

    I'm sure the book is great as all Stephen Kings work is, but this one sounds like you're listening to an old record player! So hard to listen to, it's so muffled that it's distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula A Nolan
    East Sussex
    5/2/17
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    "Audio quality is poor."
    Any additional comments?

    I'm not overly impressed with the sound quality of this audio book. It sound like an old cassette recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geekchic
    South Wales
    4/20/17
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    "Compulsive, emotional and epic"

    "It's the one about aliens?" Is the way so many have put it when I tell them about Dreamcatcher but it's so, SO much more than 'aliens'. Sure the premise centres on the invasion of aliens in the Jefferson tract area of Maine in the early 2000s but it soon you'll realise there's so much more. There's the mind-reading, the dual aspects of the past's importance on the present, alternate realities but above all it's the Stephen King book that best sums up friendship for me. The friendship of Henry, Jonesy, Beaver and Pete; the backbone, the brain, the heart and the mouth, their friendship with Douglass Cavell and how one simple act of bravery and kindness changed their lives forever and potentially saved the world.

    A magnificent piece of literature and one of my all time favourites from the Grand Master

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    3/8/17
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    "SSDD"
    Would you listen to Dreamcatcher again? Why?

    Yes, it's a good story and easy to follow. I enjoyed the reading and the story flowed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was good to read the interpretation of the 'possession' by the alien creature in Jonesy's mind.


    What about Jeffrey DeMunn’s performance did you like?

    He's probably better known for playing Dale in The Walking Dead. The delivery and intonation was perfect and easy to listen to. The speech for Duddits was tastefully done where it could have been overdone and unkind. I'd happily listen to more novels read by him.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    They hide inside us


    Any additional comments?

    A good story which made my daily drive fly by!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liz... Bristol
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    2/13/17
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    "My first Stephen King novel."

    Even I can't quite believe it, but it's true. Rather good it was too. While it was a bit longer than I ideally like, at no point was I bored or wanting to move along at a faster pace. No, it's perhaps not a literary masterpiece, which I often enjoy, this had plenty of character and warmth of humankind. Duditz (hope I've spelled correctly) was a wonderful character in a way that I hadn't expected when he was introduced. I won't leave it so long before I try another King novel, and hope it's as good.
    I'd not come across Jeffrey DeMunn before, but he did a fine job with the narration. He helped imbue the warmth of character, but avoided the trap of imbuing the more military personnel with easy villainous traits.
    I suspect that it was the sci-fi aspects that drew me into this, and I don't know if King has written other similarly themed stories. The supernatural nature of some of his filmed works don't have quite the same pull for me, but I shall have a good look-see.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Derek R.
    7/13/16
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    "A great and strange story from the king."

    A great story from a great writer not an easy read but well worth the effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    6/16/16
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    "My favourite of all kings books!"

    king at his very best is almost impossible to beat. Just the right mixture of imagination, horror and humour. Unmissable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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