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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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    S. Yarrow London 29/09/2016
    S. Yarrow London 29/09/2016 Member Since 2009

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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.

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    Han 22/03/2017
    Han 22/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent stories read by a fantastic narrators"

    Excellent stories read by a group of fantastic narrators. If you like Stephen King you will certainly enjoy this audiobook.

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    M K Battersby Wigan, Lancs United Kingdom 09/03/2017
    M K Battersby Wigan, Lancs United Kingdom 09/03/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favourite short story collections"

    Not only is there a bit of everything here, From twilight zone style bizarre tales of horror to real world tales of revenge. All read by a great ensemble of famous voices. The readers are really well cast. Tim Curry reading about a creepy east end London is a great fit and only adds to the atmosphere if the tale. I've listened to these stories many times and could listen to Umneys last case and Dolans cadillac again and again.

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    Mr Robert Butler Long Eaton, UK 29/01/2017
    Mr Robert Butler Long Eaton, UK 29/01/2017 Listener Since 2007
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    "Great story telling from the King!"

    Classic Stephen King. It’s always a pleasure to listen to Stephen King’s books and this one is narrated by a variety of people. I like reading Stephen’s short stories because it’s a bit like dipping into a box of chocolates. Each one is different but they are all linked by his excellent storytelling. I’m not sure how this collection passed me by the first time but I enjoyed it years after release (and it was an extremely long audiobook!)
    My only complaint is the awful snippets of music between stories - they serve no purpose and detracted from the book

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    Winnie 18/12/2016
    Winnie 18/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not finish"

    The audio froze about half way through the collection, and about half way through a story. I could not get it to continue past this point. The ones I was able to listen to were more fun than scares, but on the whole quite entertaining.

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    Amazon Customer 03/12/2016
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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!

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    Macksoft 07/11/2016
    Macksoft 07/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    Artur Brzozowski 03/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    Dog in a Flat Cap desktop, UK 27/09/2016
    Dog in a Flat Cap desktop, UK 27/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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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.


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    Joseph Barratt 17/11/2016
    Joseph Barratt 17/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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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.

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