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3.00000669291339 out of 53.00000669291339 out of 53.00000669291339 out of 53.00000669291339 out of 53.00000669291339 out of 5 3.00 (50,800 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: January 2016 ISBN: 9781508217268
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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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 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 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 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 Seriphim | 1/31/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Milford | 1/23/2014

    " I remember it being scary and a pretty good read - the space alien aspect didn't interest me as much as teh story lines in some of his other long books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie the bookworm | 1/17/2014

    " This is my second read of the novel and I am glad I gave it another chance. When I read it the first time I was young and impatient. This time after years of reading Sai King. I love the descriptions of the people and the town. I love Gard flawed as he is. I will never forget " argle bargle and maccargle bargle". Loved it. Though it is not my favorite King of all time I still loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Jaimes | 1/13/2014

    " This was one of my first Stephen King reads. Had me up all night reading it under the covers of my blanket with a flashlight to shine my way from word to word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobyann Aparisi | 1/12/2014

    " so much better than the movie "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelby | 1/9/2014

    " Never got past the second chapter "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sean Mccoy | 1/5/2014

    " Ho-lee crap do I never want to hear about nuclear power ever again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Potter | 12/27/2013

    " Had to go back to a good old Stephen King book to remind me of my teenage years. This was kind of long in the middle - but still good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tanya Twombly | 12/19/2013

    " To date, this is the only King novel I really don't care for. To be fair, though, my 2nd least favorite is Dreamcatcher, so maybe I just don't like King writing about aliens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AmbushPredator | 12/14/2013

    " A book that's just crying out for a remake - it would make a tremendous miniseries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheena | 11/29/2013

    " Fantastic, I assumed Stephen King's writing would be dry. I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do on his novels! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fudgywoo | 11/26/2013

    " While I enjoyed most of the Stephen King novels I have read, I did not like this one at all. This one just seemed to bizzare. I didn't even finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Opskar01 | 10/14/2013

    " I needed to finish it, and it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 10/7/2013

    " Entertaining, and this is one of the King titles that has stuck out more in my head over the years. Still, it seemed a bit mediocre, although I did enjoy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 7/18/2013

    " I read this a long time ago ... And I remember being very creeped out. I vowed never to read another Stephen King book again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jody | 5/13/2013

    " This is the only King book that I have never finished. I have started this book two or three times but just cannot make myself keep reading it. In my opinion this is one of the worst books he has ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Holum | 4/18/2013

    " I've read this book a couple times and enjoy the movie also. I love a great alien story, haha. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvis | 6/29/2012

    " Very amusing except for the end didn't like the ending again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 6/3/2012

    " I am still afraid of the Tommyknocker man and here the poemish thing in my head sometimes when I'm scared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey Smith | 4/10/2012

    " I must have read this book 15 years ago and i still have dreams my teeth are falling out! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 4/4/2012

    " This book was very scary and I felt bad for the people in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/22/2011

    " It's been a long time but if I remember I thought the end was weak. I'd like to have time to read it again someday and see how I feel about it now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trace | 5/22/2011

    " I liked this, but I totally see why he got sober IMMEDIATELY AFTER this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " Great book - the movie was absolutely dreadful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 4/30/2011

    " Long and hard to get through at some points nevertheless a great piece of literature that I had a good time reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 4/20/2011

    " I loved this book. Found it to be as exciting, weird and compelling as The Shining. I have quite literally not been able to put it down for the last several days. I already look forward to revisiting it in a couple of years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 4/13/2011

    " The movie messed me up because I wasn't finished and I said this ending is terrible but again I watched the movie before I finished the book will not make the same mistake again

    Salem's lot is better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 4/4/2011

    " So much better than the shitball miniseries.. Did that shit have Jimmy Smits in it for christ sake? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/29/2011

    " Favorite book since I was a child, have read it many times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristina | 3/28/2011

    " I forgave SK for this by the numbers thriller when I read he was hooked on something (believe it was Robitussin) and didn't really remember writing it or Cujo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrien | 3/10/2011

    " One of the scariest books I'd ever read at the age of 14. I'd say this book introduced me to true terror.
    Looking back, it's not nearly as disturbing as it was then. It's still a fantastic plotline, and King's writing can always hold my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shay | 3/9/2011

    " Worst book I've ever read, hands down. "

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

    " I don't think Stephen King can write a bad book. Definitely a must read (even though some of his other works are better). I wouldn't miss reading this one. "

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