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Nightmares and Dreamscapes Audiobook

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

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Publisher's Summary

A star-studded cast of readers presents unabridged tales of horror and suspense from master storyteller Stephen King.

The Stephen King Amusement Park - an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to hell...and a few to glory.

A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. The Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns...and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? Stephen King is here with a powerful collection of stories - a vast, many-chambered cave of a volume.

The long reach of Stephen King's imagination will take you on a roller coaster to places you've never been before. You will lose sleep. But Stephen King, writing to beat the devil, will do your dreaming for you.

This edition includes an introduction read by Stephen King plus 'Suffer the Children' read by Whoopi Goldberg, 'Crouch End' read by Tim Curry, 'Rainy Season' read by Rob Lowe and more.

The full list of stories and narrators:

  • Introduction read by Stephen King
  • 'Suffer the Children' read by Whoopi Goldberg
  • 'Crouch End' read by Tim Curry
  • 'Rainy Season' read by Yeardley Smith
  • 'Dolan's Cadillac' read by Rob Lowe
  • 'The House on Maple Street' read by Tabitha King
  • 'Umney's Last Case' read by Robert B. Parker
  • 'Head Down' read by Stephen King
  • 'Brooklyn August' read by Stephen J. Gould
  • 'Chattery Teeth' read by Kathy Bates
  • 'My Pretty Pony' read by Jerry Garcia
  • 'Sneakers' read by David Cronenberg
  • 'Dedication' read by Lindsay Crouse
  • 'The Doctor's Case' read by Tim Curry
  • 'The Moving Finger' read by Eve Beglarian
  • 'The End of the Whole Mess' read by Matthew Broderick
  • 'Home Delivery' read by Stephen King
  • 'It Grows on You' read by Stephen King
  • 'The Fifth Quarter' read by Gary Sinese
  • 'You Know They Got a Hell of a Band' read by Grace Slick
  • 'The Night Flier' read by Frank Muller
  • 'Popsy' read by Joe Mantegna
  • 'Sorry, Right Number' read by a full cast
  • 'The Ten O'Clock People' read by Joe Morton
  • 'Notes' read by Stephen King
  • 'The Beggar and the Diamond' read by Dominic Cuskern

©1993 Stephen King (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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    Todd Orange, Australia 29/10/2016
    Todd Orange, Australia 29/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Mostly disappointing, with a few good stories"

    A trusted friend advised me that this is one of King's best collections. I was looking forward to it, but the overall quality was disappointing. There are a few good stories, but the majority range from average to downright terrible. I can name at least three that are practically about NOTHING. They go nowhere and have no plot. Just people sitting around talking.

    The narrators equally run the spectrum. Some are great, others are barely tolerable. I'm personally not a fan of King himself narrating. Good narrators draw you into the story, King just feels like a guy reading off the page. No range at all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • S. Yarrow
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    29/09/16
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    "Stories fantastic, music terrible,"

    great writing and performance, but no idea why the incidental music was put in. Unnecessary, even if it had been good music, but seems to seep in at pointless moments, adding nothing except mild irritation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/12/16
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    "Like a box of chocolates..."

    At the risk of quoting a famous movie line, a book of short stories is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get until you listen to them, in this box there are some delicious and tasty morsels, and equally some which may turn your stomach.
    But go ahead and try and if you take a bite and don't like it, you can always put it back in the box!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Macksoft
    7/11/16
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    "Some good stories, others not so much"

    Some stories & performances (Rob Lowe) stand out as memorable but many were dire - I even found myself doing the unthinkable and skipped to the end of one after just 20 minutes, so disengaged had I become.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Artur Brzozowski
    3/11/16
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    "Essential for novice listeners"

    The numerous contextually different stories give insight into personal preferences. This audiobook helped me decide on the next category.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dog in a Flat Cap
    desktop, UK
    27/09/16
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    "Good overall, but a mixed bag"
    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Some of the narrators are just great, and Stephen King himself crops up more than once to add his own contributions, which is a great touch. In fact, so does his wife, Tabitha King. Rob Lowe stood out as a particularly good narrator, and overall the contributions from such as Whoopi Goldberg and Matthew Broderick added a really nostalgic 80s touch that I really enjoy. The stories weren't all as tight as, say, The Night Shift, but it's definitely worth a listen. Recommended - with reservations.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Barratt
    17/11/16
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    "Ehhhhhh not great."

    I wanted to like this book, I like Stephen king's style of writing. He has a certain way of writing his stories that is generally enjoyable but for a lot of these stories I found that they failed to captivate and hold my attention. A lot of them felt unresolved or unfinished almost. I didn't feel excitement, suspense or fear, which is the primary reason why I purchased this audio book. There were a few stories that were really good and did entertain and would probably entertain most people. But for me there were too many stories which left me feeling disappointed and like my time was wasted. I wouldn't recommend this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    22/10/16
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    "Rubbish"

    Waste of money in my opinion, not my cup of tea. I suppose short stories has its place but not in my library.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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