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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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    Chris 08/02/2017
    Chris 08/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    andy 15/11/2016
    andy 15/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tamas kovesi 15/10/2016
    tamas kovesi 15/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. E. Mcgovern england 02/10/2016
    Ms. E. Mcgovern england 02/10/2016 Member Since 2017

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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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Swansea, United Kingdom 10/05/2017
    Steve Swansea, United Kingdom 10/05/2017 Member Since 2014

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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. C. Truman 25/05/2017
    Mr. C. Truman 25/05/2017

    c10-sports

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    "one of his best"

    great story, well read and very gripping from the start! if you liked 'it' you will love this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi 20/05/2017
    Heidi 20/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "I love Stephen King"

    Not one of my favourites, but still an amazing book! Also one of my fave narrators I've heard reading King's books.

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    K. 31/12/2016
    K. 31/12/2016
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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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 19/11/2016 Member Since 2015

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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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie 12/08/2016
    Robbie 12/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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