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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,649 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Stephen King, Kathy Bates, Matthew Broderick, Tim Curry Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780743583381
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Nightmares & Dreamscapes is another virtuoso performance from the master of modern horror. Tales of vampires and lurking spirits, of inexplicable evil cloaked in the guise of childish innocence, of ordinary people 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.

A star-studded cast of readers present these tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King’s classic best-selling short story collection. This volume includes: “Chattery Teeth” read by Kathy Bates; “My Pretty Pony” read by Jerry Garcia; “Sneakers” read by David Cronenberg; “Dedication” read by Lindsay Crouse; “The Doctor’s Case” read by Tim Curry; “The Moving Finger” read by Eve Beglarian; “The End of the Whole Mess” read by Matthew Broderick; and “Home Delivery” read by Stephen King.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The power of this collection lies in the amazing richness of his fevered imagination—he just can’t be stopped from coming up with haunting plots.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The theme, mood, characters, and language vary, but throughout, a sense of story reigns supreme.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “In this short story collection Stephen King shows his versatility as a writer.” 

    Audiofile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen McGlashen | 2/3/2014

    " The other day, my sink started making gurgurling noises (it's never done that before) and in one awful moment I was sure a finger was going to come up out of the drain and wiggle at me. If anyone had walked in at that moment, they would have seen me staring at the drain with a slightly wild look in my eyes (a look of interest, horror and expectation). I would have been quite a sight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SmarterLilac | 1/17/2014

    " I wouldn't call it 'bad,' but then I also wouldn't call it 'good.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juta | 1/15/2014

    " Stephen King at his best. Some of these stories scared the life out of be as only he can, while others warmed my heart as only he can. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilia | 1/9/2014

    " A good collection to have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/29/2013

    " not as scary (actually - not scary at all) as i expected given stephen king.... will need to try another book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 12/22/2013

    " A nice collection of Stephen King's short fiction...I prefer his novels but this is clear evidence that King is simply a master story teller regardless of form. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason McIntyre | 12/19/2013

    " Got the hardback of this one year for Christmas (a morbid gift? Maybe.) Tore through it by the end of Boxing Day. Loved nearly every tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 12/14/2013

    " A great collection of short stories by Stephen King. Some stories are fantastic, some are weird, but all are worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelli | 12/11/2013

    " Creepy as a good King book should be. Some stories were fantastic others were painfully boring, but in the end they all gave me twisted dreams lol "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chavdar | 12/9/2013

    " I wanted to like it as other King's books, but I could not. IMHO this is the worst of his books. I thought it could be something as Night Shift, but unfortunately it wasn't. I have started reading all of the stories, but could hardly finish only few of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Rey | 4/28/2013

    " I like the latter half of the book more than the former. The last three stories and the essay were the hits!!! Hoping to read more Stephen King! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul Dudoward | 4/23/2013

    " It may sound stupid but I can't remember much about this one, I just know I liked it. It had alot to offer the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/2/2013

    " :) love me some king! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 9/16/2012

    " Normally I personally love the works of Stephen King but I honestly just couldn't really get into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bunnybodel | 9/5/2012

    " Probably my favorite book of short stories by Stephen King. These are all good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eeyore | 3/26/2012

    " As usual I liked some of the short stories in this book better than others. I can't remember which ones I did like and which ones I didn't like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Gonzalez | 10/23/2011

    " The greatest of collection of stories I have ever seen. These mixes of horror, suspense, and thriller are legendary. What would you expect from King? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Whitney | 10/23/2011

    " i really didn't like these short stories. i can't remember why, but they just weren't as good as SK's novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 10/18/2011

    " I like Stephen King an awful lot, but he has three collections of short stories that are better than this. Not terrible, just not his best short work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 7/31/2011

    " Not scarry like most of his work, more insightful, like fairytales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/24/2011

    " I was in the mood for some Stephen King and hadn't read it since it came out -- really enjoyed it! Not as horrific relative to some of his other collections. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 4/15/2011

    " Absolute crap! I think my Stephen King reading days are behind me. This is the biggest waste of reading time I have undertaken in years. The only stories which approached being good were "Popsie," about a child-napping of a vampire's son, and "The 10 O'Clock People." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/6/2011

    " One of my fave short story books. Love Chattery Teeth! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 4/5/2011

    " This is a big fat collection of stories, and I've yet to read every single story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SJuhl4 | 3/9/2011

    " "Night Flier" and "Crouch End" probably ties for my favorites in this collection. Definitely a must read. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen King

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

About the Narrators

Kathy Bates is an actress and film director. She has received a Tony Award nomination, an Academy Award nomination, and she has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Primary Colors. Her television work has resulted in twelve Emmy Award nominations, two of which were for her starring role on the television series Harry’s Law and most recently, a win for her highly praised appearance on FX’s horror-thriller series American Horror Story. She also won an Emmy Award for her portrayal as the ghost of Charlie Harper on CBS’ comedy series Two and a Half Men, a role formerly portrayed by Charlie Sheen.

Matthew Broderick is an American actor and singer. His roles include the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor—Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, the adult voice of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King, and Leo Bloom in the film version and Broadway production of The Producers.

Broderick has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs, and one for Best Actor in a Musical for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He is the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.