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The Tommyknockers

Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Disappointed

I love Stephen king, but I really couldn’t get into this book at all, just seemed so boring to me.

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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.

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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

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Original story but goes on a bit

I love King's older books and this one is better than I remembered. Saying that, I did find the ending went on and on and on. Definitely worth listening to though.

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Not one of my favs

Arggg took me 3 attempts to get into this one! Not one of his best but ok, I had to see it through to the end!

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its ok

struggled to finish to be honest. the narrator was great but the story was very long winded. I normally adore SKings books.

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