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2.99996712533711 out of 52.99996712533711 out of 52.99996712533711 out of 52.99996712533711 out of 52.99996712533711 out of 5 3.00 (50,799 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Writer Bobbi Anderson becomes obsessed with digging up something she’s found buried in the woods near her home. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, she uncovers an alien spaceship. Though exposure to the Tommyknockers, who piloted the alien ship, has harmful effects on residents’ health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under its increasingly malignant influence.

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  • The Tommyknockers is wonderful. With his usual eerie effortlessness, Mr. King attaches us to Bobbi and Gard, taunting us with menace neither they nor we can define. When evil starts gobbling Haven with a vengeance, swollen prose and comic-book grue spurt out one authentic gem (a little boy’s magic show) and instill in us a creeping terror of good country folks.”

    New York Times

  • “It’s hard to resist the sheer energy of the storytelling...Mr. King succeeds in dreaming up nearly endless variations of the horror and in making his town fairly teem with his grotesques...what The Tommyknockers proves is that Stephen King can do anything he wants to.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Plenty of blood and guts, macabre humor, and a well-wrought realization of the New England countryside...King’s legions of fans will demand it.”

    Library Journal

  • “In true King fashion, there are a plethora of kooky characters who populate the small town of Haven, and Herrmann never ceases to provide intuitive interpretations of each…Ultimately, Herrmann’s wide-ranging vocal abilities serve to shrink this epic to a more user-friendly size.”


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cairnraiser | 2/13/2014

    " Among the weakest of King's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vlad Rybalkin | 2/5/2014

    " one of the books i liked the least. i find the movie bad as well "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robbie | 2/4/2014

    " At first it is slow and I almost gave up on reading it. However, right about the third chapter I couldn't put it down. I did not find it frieghtening but it was sometimes very intense. The story focuses on Roberta (Bobbie)Anderson who is a wild west writer of sorts in a town called Haven, Maine. She finds a metal spaceship in the woods behind her house and begins to try and unearth it. She feels it is communicating to her and telling her things. The book involves all sorts of chracters, plots and twists. Each character has its own quality that kept my interst. It does have some violence which didn't thrill me and I would not recommend to younger kids or teenagers but as an adult it did not horrify me to much since the plot involved aliens it was hard to really take it seriously. The story is mostly about the effects that the radiation has on the town people rather than the aliens themselves. Then there is Bobbi's friend, Jim Gardner who is a drunken poet sporting a metal plate in his head is never affected by the radiation. I dont remember the ending but I do remember how I felt, it was like going for vanilla ice cream and all they have is chocolate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Seriphim | 1/31/2014

    " Scared the heck out of me. Kind really knows how to paint a picture to get into your head. "

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