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Two monstrous evils. The quiet suburban town of Hampstead is threatened by two horrors. One is natural. The hideous, unstoppable creation of man's power gone mad. The other is not natural at all. And it makes the first look like child's play.
©1983 Peter Straub (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC

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  • al
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
  • 03-09-12

heavily abridged

What would have made Floating Dragon better?

I was very dissatisfied with this down load. the book was so heavily abridged that it lost 90% of the important story features and by doing so left huge holes in the continuity of the book if such a thing were possible i would demand a refund. I had read this book when it was published and this rendering was a huge let down!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS JUNK. SINCE THIS DOWNLOAD I HAVE BEEN LEERY OF USING THIS SERVICE AGAIN ....CAVEAT EMPTAR!!

What could Peter Straub have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

NOTHING

What aspect of Fritz Weaver’s performance would you have changed?

NOTHING

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Floating Dragon?

ARE YOU KIDDING?? THIS WAS ALREADY CUT TO THE BONE

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Don't don't don't

I can't believe Peter Straub would allow this. Floating Dragon is an incredible book, one of my favorites. How can they release a title with the same name that is nothing like the book. I'm so disappointed and feel completely scammed

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Straub never disappoints!

I first became a big fan of Peter Straub many, many moons ago after reading Ghost Story, followed soon by my first reading of Floating Dragon. Every story/novella/book I've ever read of his has been well worth the read...unique, smart plots; descriptive language that brings about a clear picture in the minds of the readers (eeek!); and stories that keep one's attention alert and wide-awake, and waiting with baited breath for every word/sentence/paragraph/page/chapter...pulling the reader along with it at brakeneck speed. Not a single word is wasted in the telling of Floating Dragon, and as always with Peter's stories, suspense and horror grabbed me from the start... and just kept mounting with each page (even though this is a RE-reading of Floating Dragon for me). Lately, I have been rereading many books of all genres from the favorite books and authors that I've enjoyed reading throughout my life, and Straub's books are without a doubt among those faves. The second read was just as good as the first...maybe even a bit better!!!

Peace... Jade Dragon

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what is this?

I don't kno what this is but is not a correct audiobook of the actual novel by Straub because I have his actual novel and it is over 500 pages and should be about 15 hours long at least, not a jumbled 2 and half hours. Does anyone know where this version comes from? did Straub ok this? or even write it? Because it's terrible and almost incoherent! Also the narrator is one of the worst I've ever heard. hes constantly swallowing loud in our ears and smacking his lips and tongue. he takes long pauses as well. very amateurish.

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Good Story

I enjoyed the book. But felt the abridged version left a lot out. Characters felt under developed and the story wrapped up too quickly. Overall I liked the story but knowing Mr. Straub's association with S. King, the story felt very reminiscent of It.

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  • Michael
  • 12-22-17

Great book - awful audiobook

This is one of my favourite Peter Straub books and I cannot praise the physical book high enough, however, this abridged audio version is just terrible. I will admit that I dont really like abridged titles but I will listen to them if thats all that is available as in this case. The actual book is long and complex, the audiobook is ridiculously short and I reckon that around 80% of the story has been cut for the abridgement leaving just a series of scenes with no real connecting story. This book deserves a fully unabridged version as many of Peter Straubs other titles now have although for some reason they are not available in the UK on Audible, just the USA, you can order them on CD though. I will be requesting a refund for this item,