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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

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    Catbark 21/09/2016
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    "Masterful - a horror classic"
    If you could sum up It in three words, what would they be?

    Elegant, sinister, terrifying.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

    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!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "They all float down here..."


    42 of 50 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "gripping"

    Despite its length it never feels like it is dragging, allowing you to become enthralled in the characters lives and sucks you in like a vacuum to story

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    T. Davies South Wales UK 18/10/2016
    T. Davies South Wales UK 18/10/2016
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    "One of his best!"

    First read this long novel about twenty years ago- a brilliant read (took me about six months if memory serves! ). When I saw it on Audible, I knew I had to have it; had to visit my old friends in Derry again. I wasn't disappointed at all. Superbly read by Steven Weber. Highly recommended :-)

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    Mrs rachel j taylor 11/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my favourite"

    Love Kings other stuff, this one not so much. Just didn't grip me like the stand or the green mile.

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    Luke 17/01/2017
    Luke 17/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    I had been waiting for this to come out in audiobook format for a long time and I wasn't disappointed.
    The story is very detailed and incredibly engrossing.
    The narrator does and excellence job and I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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    Amazon Customer 15/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    This book is about the growth of friendship which is shown through exceptional character development.

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    Ms Alison B Gilchrist 15/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!"

    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!

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    Barbara Murray Ireland 14/01/2017
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    "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

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    S. Mooney Peak District 12/01/2017
    S. Mooney Peak District 12/01/2017

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    "Inspired narrator."

    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!

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    Karen 18/10/2016
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    "Gripping read"

    The story was so compelling and the characters well written. The narration was excellent it really delivered the story at a fast pace. Couldn't stop listening, great book.

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    "Excellent performance"

    I have read this book many years ago and thought it was quite good. This time around I thought it was a bit too long.

    Steven Weber's performance was however excellent. He gave life to the book and I will definitely look for other books that he narrated

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