Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume II

Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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A star-studded cast of readers present unabridged tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King's classic best-selling short story collection. This volume includes "Chattery Teeth", read by Kathy Bates; "My Pretty Pony", Jerry Garcia; "Sneakers", David Cronenberg; "Dedication", Lindsay Crouse; "The Doctor's Case", Tim Curry; "The Moving Finger", Eve Beglarian"; "The End of the Whole Mess", Matthew Broderick; "Home Delivery", Stephen King.
©1993 Stephen King (P)2009 Simon and Schuster

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The audiobook that started it all...

I used to own N&D Vol. II on cassette and listened to these tales as bedtime stories, so I am completely biased when expressing my affection for them. I can say, having heard these stories over and over again, The Doctor's Case is my personal favorite. For those who aren't familiar, it's actually a Sherlock Holmes story, very well read by Tim Curry. I also loved Sneakers, read by David Cronenberg. Ferris Buel- I mean Matthew Broderick, Kathy Bates, Jerry Garcia, Lindsay Crouse, and Eve Belgarian(?) contribute their vocal talents to the other stories, which range from life advice( My Pretty Pony) to silly horror (The Moving Finger). Nevertheless, I really enjoyed most of these stories, but I have a very soft spot for Home Delivery. This one, about an end of the world scenario (not the only one in this volume), is read by the Master of Horror himself, Stephen King. Some people don't care for his narration. I LOVE listening to King talk. Check Needful Things if you want a sample. This collection is the reason I listen to audiobooks today.

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Stephen King Rocks!

Another great book from the greatest writer alive.
Stephen King is truly a one of a kind story teller.

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Better than his novels

I like King's short stories better than his novels, which I often feel are too long. This and his other short story compilations allow you to enjoy his writing in more easily digestible pieces. The audio version is great for commuting because you can finish a story in 1 to 2 hours.

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Great stories

Love this book. I would recommend others to listen to it. One of my favorites

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Love it

Saweet! Was not big on audio books, I am now! Listening while I cooked and cleaned

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Part II OF III

I have the book with all 3 parts but I can't put it in my pocket and take it with me, hard bound and 817 pages. I can take my audio books everywhere and listen to my old favorites and discover new ones. can't wait to acquire part III of Nightmares And Dream Scapes. This collection is an old favorite I used to read a chapter every night before bed. Now I get to have it read to me!

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Loved it!

These short stories are a great way to ease into Stephen Kings writing. They are shocking, but not deeply terrifying like some of his other stories. The lineup of talented narrators makes these stories even more enjoyable.

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One of Kings Best

Fantastic set of classic short stories. An excellent array of talented readers as well. Classic King
Only small downside is the sometimes overbearing/poor sound effects and music that are sometimes thrown in strange places.

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Better Than Volume 1

This volume was better than the first. All of the narrators did a great job and did not detract from any of the stories. Looking forward to volume III.

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loving the celebrity voices

Having professional voice actors is one thing, but having celebrities read the stories is a huge plus for me!