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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Fritz Weaver Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Two monstrous evils. The quiet suburban town of Hampstead is threatened by two horrors. One is natural. The hideous, unstoppable creation of man's power gone mad. The other is not natural at all. And it makes the first look like child's play. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isadora Wagner | 2/11/2014

    " AMAZING! What Peter Straub did for a a well-to-do Connecticut town, the imagery, the imagination, the horror, the sheer playfulness--this will go down as a classic of our age. A truly modern gothic classic, if such could be said. Worthy of N. Hawthorne, the best of S.King..these were about the only two I could compare this to...On my best favorite horror story list. I also highly recommend A Ghost Story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/3/2014

    " Peter Straub is one of my favorite horror authors. His stories are truly terrifying and suspenseful, building some fantasy elements in modern life that flows into such a dark, twisted tale. Floating Dragon is one of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thierry Nguyen | 2/2/2014

    " Decent horror book. It's somewhat like It, in that it deals with a group of distinct individuals dealing with an age-old menace in a small town -- it has a bit of The Mist thrown in (where a government entity has an accident that contributes to the mayhem). The ending feels a bit rushed and WTF (especially the singing part), but the way that Hampstead gets crazier and crazier, and the revelation behind Gideon Winter, was pretty good. Though, perhaps it's an artifact of age, as I recently read Bentley Little's Dominion, and boy did the people in that town go super-crazy. Though, as an 80s horror about a dragon screwing up a small town and the "special" people who combat it, it was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanvir Muntasim | 1/25/2014

    " As horror novels go, it was quite long, somehow emulating King's tome sizes, but I found it quite interesting, and this is the first solo Straub book that I read, which encouraged me to try out others by him, and so far, I haven't been disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 1/21/2014

    " Shockingly like Stephen King's IT, especially at the end, but much less imaginative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 1/20/2014

    " i'm sure straub is good - i've read collaborations of his and he's sold a bunch. but this was my first (and last?) book of his i read. i remember liking parts, maybe even most, but by the end my only thought was "WTF?" - not in a shocked way, but it just got ridiculously bad "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eddie Watkins | 1/5/2014

    " I hate that I disliked this book so much, being that it's the only horror novel I know of that has an epigraph by John Ashbery, but it just got so self-indulgent and repetitive. I read somewhere that he said he let it all hang out in this one, well... he should've been more publicly discreet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fishface | 11/25/2013

    " An all-time favorite. So many things going on at once, and all of them terrible. It's like the dream of, seeing Grosse Pointe visited by plague. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/25/2013

    " This was enjoyable. It definitely dragged in some parts (especially toward the end), but on the whole was a good read. Similar to "The Stand" in many ways; it was also fun to find the Talisman/Black House references. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 7/26/2013

    " an enjoyable old school read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 7/22/2013

    " I found this to be a very clever and strange book.I just love stories when there is complete chaos in small towns,although i did think the ending could have been a little better,but overall a brilliant book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John Moretz | 6/5/2013

    " Too much backstory and exposition but not enough actual suspense and action to keep me reading past the half way point. I tried... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Wilson | 4/7/2013

    " Good but notmy favorite, slow starting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 2/22/2013

    " I loved this book, but the ending was a bit of an anticlimax for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/30/2012

    " Creepy and disturbing. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Branham Greenwell | 9/17/2012

    " Not one of my favorite Straub novels... maybe I need to reread it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi | 6/9/2012

    " So good. Scared the life outta me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vampfiction | 5/20/2012

    " Not sure when I'll get around to finishing this. It is dragging out... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 4/13/2012

    " Finally finished it - really not my genre but it says something that at least I finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol White | 10/24/2011

    " I just love the way you worked in the Ultimate Evil in the novel. Better than Stephen King. Loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grey | 5/28/2011

    " Very innovative idea, well-described. Captivating until near the climax, then for some reason seemed to drag. Maybe too many words by that point. But a very worth-while read in any event. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 5/7/2011

    " One of my favs, period. A really interesting, well-written story, great characters. No hackneyed horror booga booga. The seeds of The Talisman and Black House are here. I think that if you're just getting into Straub, this is a good book to start with. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colette | 4/11/2011

    " Just not my style, I had to force myself to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.A. | 3/17/2011

    " I just read this book again. It's still one of the creepiest, intelligent books ever written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe | 2/8/2011

    " One question? Did anybody proofread this story for him? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 12/27/2010

    " i'm sure straub is good - i've read collaborations of his and he's sold a bunch. but this was my first (and last?) book of his i read. i remember liking parts, maybe even most, but by the end my only thought was "WTF?" - not in a shocked way, but it just got ridiculously bad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " an enjoyable old school read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 7/14/2010

    " Very strange, interesting visual but the final confrontation left me severely unfulfilled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Branham | 2/2/2010

    " Not one of my favorite Straub novels... maybe I need to reread it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 2/26/2009

    " This was enjoyable. It definitely dragged in some parts (especially toward the end), but on the whole was a good read. Similar to "The Stand" in many ways; it was also fun to find the Talisman/Black House references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 1/22/2009

    " It's been so long I can't remember anything, except that I loved Straub's writing. Time for a re -read I suppose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/23/2008

    " Good but notmy favorite, slow starting "

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About the Author
Author Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He received a BA in English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA from Columbia University.