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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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  • Steve
  • Swansea, United Kingdom
  • 10-05-17

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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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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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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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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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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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.
  • 31-12-16

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.

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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.

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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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