Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume 1

Nightmares Dreamscapes Volume Read by an all star ensembleVolume of Stephen King s collection is a virtuoso demonstration of his astonishing narrative talent Stories of vampires and lurking spirits of inexplicable evil cloaked

  • Title: Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume 1
  • Author: Stephen King Whoopi Goldberg Tim Curry Yeardley Smith Rob Lowe Tabitha King Robert B. Parker Stephen J. Gould
  • ISBN: 9780453008440
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Audio Cassette
  • Read by an all star ensembleVolume 1 of 3Stephen King s collection is a virtuoso demonstration of his astonishing narrative talent Stories of vampires and lurking spirits, of inexplicable evil cloaked in the guise of childish innocence, of ordinary individuals driven to unthinkable extremes by the perversities of fate they re all here, told with King s inimitable blend oRead by an all star ensembleVolume 1 of 3Stephen King s collection is a virtuoso demonstration of his astonishing narrative talent Stories of vampires and lurking spirits, of inexplicable evil cloaked in the guise of childish innocence, of ordinary individuals driven to unthinkable extremes by the perversities of fate they re all here, told with King s inimitable blend of dark humor and heart clenching suspense This audio edition, the first in a three part series, contains several unabridged selections from the book a profusion of Nightmares and Dreamscapes for an eager listening audience.List of Stories and Readers Introduction read by Stephen KingSuffer the Little Children read by Whoopi Goldberg Crouch End read Tim Curry Rainy Season Yeardley Smith Dolan s Cadillac Rob Lowe The House on Maple Street Tabitha King Umney s Last Case Robert B Parker Head Down Stephen King Brooklyn August Stephen J Gould 8 Audio Cassettes Over 9 Hours 30 Mins

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    1. This is for the audio, which is separated into three books. "Suffer the Little Children", as read by Whoopi Goldberg, gets three stars for rehashing that old Invasion of the Body Snatchers plot horror authors are so fond of."Crouch End", as read by Tim Curry, is one of the best audiobook performances I've heard, and the story deserves every single star I can give it because it's creepy-good. "Rainy Season", as read by Lisa Simpson I mean, Yeardley Smith, gets four stars for being weird enough to [...]

    2. I really do enjoy Stephen King, but this was not his best work. Most of the stories ended up falling flat for me, instead of absorbing me in his usually interesting plots. There were a couple very well-done stories, but that's not enough to make the entire audiobook worthwhile.Writing aside, the narration was all over the place. Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry and Rob Lowe provided excellent narration. It made the stories much more interesting to listen to and provided a proper emotional aspect to th [...]

    3. Dolan's Cadillac - 3 starsThe End of the Whole Mess - 4 starsSuffer the Little Children - 4 starsThe Night Flier - 5 starsPopsy - 5 starsIt Grows on You - 3 starsChattery Teeth - 2 starsDedication - 4 starsThe Moving Finger - 3 starsSneakers - 5 starsYou Know They Got a Hell of a Band - 4 starsHome Delivery - 5 starsRainy Season - 4 stars (read by Yeardly Smith/voice of Lisa Simpson) sounded almost surrealMy Pretty Pony - 5 starsThe Ten O'Clock People - 5 starsCrouch End - 2 stars (my least favo [...]

    4. I know better, I know better, I know better. Damn it I know better than to read short stories. They are so boring, pointless and worthless. I picked up three volumes of Nightmares and Dreamscapes in a used bookstore for $1 each and now I know why they are in perfect condition because no one could get past the first set. UGH. I was able to get through the first five but even listening to this in the car, I cannot force myself to listen to anymore of this crap. Stephen King writes monster-sized bo [...]

    5. I find that I enjoy over half of the short stories in the first section of this book. I look forward to reading the other 2 sections.

    6. ***1/2I've had this collection on my shelf longer than most of my books, having picked it up when I was a kid. At that time, I didn't always finish the books I started, and there were several Stephen King books lying around unfinished, not due any lack of quality in the writing, but more my own short attention span. I've since gone back and read all of these; "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" was last on my list. Reading it over, I wonder why I didn't get through the whole thing as a kid--not because [...]

    7. As with all King books, this one is good. Really more ok. I'm guessing though my feelings on that has more to do with an inability to appreciate the short story, however, to be fair, when a King novel is 1,000 pages his short stories are just short of novellas. Really this book should be taken in pieces as most collections are meant to be.One piece in particular in the book I thought was daring, was his inclusion of his son's little league team winning the state championship. I found I was more [...]

    8. Overall not his best work, but I know that there were some good stories lurking in the other volumes. I don't think breaking this collection up into three volumes did it any favours at all and was clearly Simon and Schuster Audio trying to gouge King fans because they felt they could.The strongest story of this collection was likely "Dolan's Cadillac" which was quite good. "Umney's Last Case" was kind of corny but enjoyable enough for fans of Chandler LA noir stuff, and I was tickled when I foun [...]

    9. On August 19, 1974, two police officers, alcoholic veteran Ted Vetter and newcomer Robert Farnham, are working the night shift in the London neighborhood of Crouch End. They are discussing the case of Doris Freeman, a young American woman who came in to report the disappearance of her husband, lawyer Leonard Freeman. Nearly hysterical, Doris talks of monsters and supernatural incidents.This is a great short story which is well written, has a good plot, a little spooky at points and as an audio b [...]

    10. I think "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" is from a collection of short stories that Stephen King had in some random box in his basement and decided to publish when he didn't have anything else on hand. I love Stephen King short stories, but "Skeleton Crew" and "Nightshift" (which are both excellent books) are definitely a lot better than "Nightmares and Dreamscapes." However, if you are a huge Stephen King fan, you will probably still find "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" entertaining. I admit that I sk [...]

    11. I am a constant fan of short stories. And when it comes to short horror, Stephen King continues to be the reigning master. This book contains many facets of fear and fantasy. King drops readers into a new world with every story. The visits to these worlds are brief but impactful, giving readers glimpses of the essential, terrible moments that change these characters' lives. For a break from long-form fiction, try this collection. You won't regret it.

    12. I am determined to read King's entire collection in as close to the order of publishing as possible. In starting Nightmares and Dreamscapes I found I really enjoyed the short stories but didn't enjoy the baseball essay and poem at the end. It was nice to hear a real experience King had with his son, but let's be honest I really just want him to scare me.

    13. I personally really enjoyed this one because I'm a big fan of short story collections. This is a good one too. There's quite a variety of horror styles in it and the stories are ones I have read countless times.

    14. I love most of Stephen King's books. I especially like his books of short stories. Always sufficiently creepy enough to keep me looking over my shoulder, and with his trademark humor, Nightmares & Dreamscapes Vol 1 will not disappoint a true Stephen King fan!

    15. LOVED these tales, and I especially recommend the audiobook. Tim Curry and Rob Lowe are perfectly chosen for the tales they read, but it isn't just them. Stephen King is also doing a great job in this collectionIS is what I love from Stephen King.

    16. Volume One3 Stars “Suffer the Little Children”2 Stars “Crouch End”2 Stars “Rainy Season”5 Stars “Dolan's Cadillac”3 Stars “The House on Maple Street”3 Stars “Umney’s Last Case”1 Star “Head Down”1 Star “Brooklyn August”

    17. This book is a collage of amazingly twisted, terribly creepy, page turner. If you like Stephen King books you will love this.

    18. The best story in this series, in my opinion, was King's retelling of his son's winning Little League season.

    19. The readers for this were really quite good!! Rob Lowe especially should read more audio books! He has a very good reading voice among other things!!

    20. I have always been a fan of Stephen King's movies. Recently I started reading his books and I realised that I mostly enjoy his short stories. This book is definitely worth reading.

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