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For the first time in a beautiful new edition, this omnibus will collect together the original official novelizations of both Ghostbusters 1 and 2.

Relive the classic Ghostbusters stories with the original movie novelizations republished for the first time since 1980s. 

When Dr. Peter Venkman and his Columbia University colleagues are kicked out of their prestigious academic posts, they start a private practice as professional ghost-catchers. Although things do not start auspiciously for the three parascientists, their television advertisements finally pay off when beautiful Dana Barrett contracts them. It seems her apartment has become the entryway for ghastly ghosts and goofy ghouls hellbent on terrorizing New York City. Soon, they’re not just going to her rescue, but trying to rid the whole city of the slimy creatures. 

After waging a war on slime that cost New York City millions, the Ghostbusters find themselves out of business until an ancient tyrant, preparing a return to the Earthly domain through his portrait at the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art, sets his sights on Dana Barrett’s baby as the new home for his wicked soul!

©1985, 2020 Ghostbusters © 1985, 2020 by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. Ghostbusters II © 1989, 2020 by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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Narrator speaks too fast.

Great classic books but make sure you slow down the speed of the narrator it makes it much more enjoyable!

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i Aint afraid to talk a little slower

Now the novelization of the both Ghostbusters 1&2 is really good but as in all audiobooks it's in the reader and this reader is just too damn fast, and yes you can slow it down to x.75 but it's still not as good and throws it off somehow. Some of the sarcasm is lost and very low level cuss words are missing. Just wish it was read by someone whom was reading and performing as well and not by someone who seems to be late for his dinner and wanting to go home.

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  • brian stevens
  • 19-08-20

I personally loved it.

A lot of reviewers didn’t like the reader. Personally I thought he did great. He doesn’t have the same amount of sarcasm some of the lines had in the movie. That doesn’t bother me, because it’s still funny. My favorite part is it gives you more back story on the guys. There is more ghost encounters, and some we know from the movies are different in appearance. If you love the ghostbusters give it a chance.

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  • nick mckenzie
  • 13-08-20

Love the story

Love the story but it’s read entirely to fast at times it sounds like the fine print on a commercial being read

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  • Alex Biersner
  • 26-02-21

I Ain't Afraid of No Books!

I had no clue that there were books from the Ghostbusters movies. Having both 1 & 2 in one audio book is a real steal. If anyone I know ask me for suggestions on what to listen to, I'd point them to the Ghostbusters.

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  • Elwood Ogden
  • 30-01-21

My childhood favorite

This was on of my favorite movie sets out of the 80's and it is incendiary.

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  • Explorer
  • 11-01-21

Whiny sounding

Great books, bad narration. Voices are horrible and don't reflect on the characters at all.

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  • Wilsey
  • 18-12-20

This was absolutely amazing!

This is my first novel from Audible, it was fantastic! Being a huge Ghostbusters fan it seemed like a perfect fit.

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  • Daniel Wiffen
  • 01-10-20

This is the version we never got to see

When I first heard about this version of the Ghostbusters story I believed it was just a simply redone version for a book that they would sell when the film came out like they do a lot nowadays. It’s actually quite different to that. What it is is the version of the script that we never got to see on the screen due to budget issues and production delays. For example, we get to see more of the backstory on the four Ghostbuster’s and even hear more about the ghostbusters universe. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the films, cartoons and comics.

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  • Eric T Denton
  • 24-09-20

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Omnibus

If you love the story of Ghostbusters you’ll really like this as it provides some extra content and backstory.

If you really love the movie Ghostbusters and have memorized the dialogue and actors inflection this will probably drive you up the wall as the audio performer is very bland. Production should have used sound FX and the score that are common in the Star Wars audiobooks to give it some extra juice.

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  • Jani
  • 14-09-20

Just not the right voice for this

Loved the extra scenes but thought removing the course weird sounded weird. Also, the narrator does a good job but he sounds like he's racing through the book. He's also not the best when changing voices or hitting comical lines. It all just felt rushed.

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  • Erik Albrecht
  • 11-09-20

Just as good as the film!

I was just as good as the films. I like the little added stories and mini backgrounds to each character giving them more life.