To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different.
In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed, and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
©1986 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio
It's a great story that I have read at least twice. Having it read to me was very enjoyable. The voices done by Steven Weber were extraordinarily good. Thank you and well done. Looking forward to my next book!
IT was a movie favorite of my childhood and the book surpassed my every expectations filling in so many details sadly missed out in the movie.
The narrator was spectacular in his performance and the voices he uses made for a super immersing story.
I could remove about 10 hours from this book and it not make any difference to the storyline. i could most definitely remove the bit where all the boys took turns at having congratualtion sex with Beverly at the end of the book.... wtf
And I'm no prude, but does every "bad" character need to use such horrible profanity?
This book reminded me why I stopped reading Stephen King 2 decades ago.
This is a long story - awesome characters and plot and I was completely sucked in - I couldn't stop listening . . . until the end. The last 10% just gets too weird and left me feeling unsatisfied.
"Masterful - a horror classic"
Elegant, sinister, terrifying.
Stephen King has stated that his aim for "It" was to write his thesis on horror - to include everything that scared him as a child and adult. I think he has achieved this. It's a masterwork in terror. Although he has better known books, this for me is his scariest work. It is a long work following the youth and grown-up lives of several friends in a small Maine town. Both the children and the adults they become have well-realised damages and fears, and this relatability makes the scary encounters even more powerful. An iconic work I would recommend to anyone who fancies a chill sent expertly down their spine.
Steven Weber reads immensely well, with passion and flair. It's more of a performance than a straight read, with each character given a distinct voice. And perhaps most important of all - his Pennywise is blood-curdling!
"They all float down here..."
"Finally available in the UK!"
Home alone and had to turn it off and put all the lights on! Petrified
"Excellent narration of my favourite Stephen king b"
I have over a hundred audio books in my library and this one is in my opinion number three out of that one hundred
I loved the book this is king at his best
He made all the characters unique his stuttering bill was excellent and his pennywise was totally creepy excellent narration all round
Sadly I couldn't as it is 44 hours long
Can recommend this audio book whole heartedly
This book is about the growth of friendship which is shown through exceptional character development.
Read this book many years ago, and returned to listen to the audiobook. Remains in my list of favourite books. Enjoyed listening just as much as reading this fantastic book about friendship, childhood, trust, belief, fear, and the darker things that Stephen King is so good at putting into words. I again became totally immersed in the story and characters, and the narration by Steven Weber is excellent. Fantastic!
"I loved, loved, loved this book!"
And I mean I loved everything about it! I love Stephen King anyway but the narrator here brought this story completely alive. It was just brilliant from start to finish. I didn't want it to end! Please let Stephen webber narrate more Stephen King! they're a perfect match
love this book so much. one of my favourites. great story that is gripping throughout. do not miss this, you will not be sorry.
One of Stephen King's best books. Read it 25 years ago and wonderful to revisit as an audio .
Narrator is the best I've heard yet, great voices and done with enthusiasm. Did the book justice and would like to hear more Stephen King from him. Well done, Sir!
"Amazing. Shone a new light on a old favourite."
Brought my favourite Stephen King story to a whole new level. How one narrator so clearly defines so many characters so clearly is incredible.
"Really enjoyed this read!"
Classic, gritty, compelling and great performance by the narrator made this a very enjoyable listen. Not one for the faint hearted as it touches many topics now considered to be politically incorrect.
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