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The Tommyknockers Audiobook

The Tommyknockers

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Publisher's Summary

Everything is familiar. But everything has changed.

Coming back to the little community is like walking into a nightmare for Jim Gardener, poet, drunk, potential suicide.

It all looks the same: the house; the furniture; Jim's friend, Bobbi; her beagle (though ageing); even the woods out at the back. But it was in the woods that Bobbi stumbled over the odd, part-buried object and felt a peculiar tingle as she brushed the soft earth away.

Everything is familiar. But everything is about to change.

©1987 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Jarryd 30/03/2017
    Jarryd 30/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Verbal Diarrhea"

    Where is this story going? Why are the characters sad boring people?

    Why so much detail on this chick's period?

    Bah.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Taylor 03/10/2016
    John Taylor 03/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Certainly not the best Stephen King book."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    My suggestion try another book by author, as I have read several of his and have liked all.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    All of it


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    None


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kildonan
    21/04/17
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    "When monsters find buried monsters"


    This is a book that feels like it was written around many short stories unified to create a denouncement of nuclear power and the consequences of not utilising our power sources intelligently, there is also and allegory to our bellicose nature and that is the problem it feels like a pastiche of many concerns but not focused on any by the end.

    It is fun and has some very good short stories, including the drunk writer denouncing all about their blindness of the perils of nuclear power.So if you need a Stephen King fix this is perfectly acceptable.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    8/02/17
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    "Top 3"

    Loved it, definitely in my top 3 King reads.
    Performance was great.
    For me, slightly reminiscent in feel to both Needful Things and Dreamcatcher...which is no bad thing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • andy
    15/11/16
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    "Must read /lisen"

    It take a bit to get going but its worth it the tommyknockers r one of kings best creations

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • tamas kovesi
    15/10/16
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    "King"

    I loved this book all over again , must have read it 5 times a good while ago, still ,listening to it captured me just as it did the first time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. E. Mcgovern
    england
    2/10/16
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    "good"

    I enjoyed it! looked forward to listening to more everyday which is a great sign!
    aliens or horror? love it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    10/05/17
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    "Tommyknockers knocking at your door"
    What made the experience of listening to The Tommyknockers the most enjoyable?

    Apart from being a good story, Edward Hermann is a very easy on the ear reader who takes the story at a nice pace and gives an excellent performance reading the book.


    What other book might you compare The Tommyknockers to, and why?

    I'd say that Needful Things by Stephen King has a similar feel but the story is very different. A town gets overtaken by a force that could potentially have hugely disastrous consequences.


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

    I haven't listened to his other work but I'd definitely consider it now... if the story is right :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The epilogue, but I can't give away anything more than that.


    Any additional comments?

    A good story if you like sci fi but don't expect as much as you had in Dreamcatcher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robbie
    12/08/16
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    "a very long drag..."

    A well written but a weak story ... long and meandering. I've listened to a lot of audiobooks and it was tough staying the course. It was however well read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    8/08/16
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    "Original story but goes on a bit"

    I love King's older books and this one is better than I remembered. Saying that, I did find the ending went on and on and on. Definitely worth listening to though.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • K.
    31/12/16
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    "Not his best, but far from his worst."

    I was very apprehensive to read this one, I've often heard it classed as one of King's lesser works, but gave it a go anyway. It's a slow burn, but is definitely a good read. I enjoyed the narration, although when there is a race against time dramatic scene happening, the narrator fails to create that sense of urgency 2 out of 3 times in the novel that I can think of. Besides that, I'm glad I read this one and will do again in the future I think.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    19/11/16
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    "A scifi tale of love and back-door invasion"

    Loved listening to this. Easy to relate to the many characters, the elements of love and romance - told as a backdrop to the superb scifi tale.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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