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Pet Sematary

Lu par : Michael C. Hall
Durée : 15 h et 41 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 notations)

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Description

Never before available on unabridged audio! Dexter's Michael C. Hall reads this classic horror story described by Publishers Weekly as the "most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written". 

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. 

Behind the "pet sematary", there is another burial ground, one that lures people to it with seductive promises...and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there - one more terrifying than death itself and hideously more powerful. An ominous fate befalls anyone who dares tamper with this forbidden place, as Louis is about to discover for himself.... 

©1983 Stephen King (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critiques

"The narrator is Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), who can now add an Earphones Award to his resume.... Hall's narration captures the surprising humanity found on the page, but his voice becomes appropriately grim as the story barrels toward the inevitable darkness." (AudioFile)

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Great classic, brilliant performance

After listening this story, I now remember how much I'm agreeing with the consensus on the genius of King's writing. Moreover, Michael C Hall being a great actor, he is at least as good reading the story as he is on screen, with accents, rythm and all. Who would have thought that cats, dogs, southern old men and little children could sound like Hall ?

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  • Eric Mochnacz
  • 27/04/2018

Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

What made the experience of listening to Pet Sematary the most enjoyable?

Michael C. Hall is an amazing narrator. His characterization of Judd was amazing and unique and brought me back to watching the film the first time and experience Fred Gwynne's performance. After listening, I realized not much actually happens in the novel, but King creates an amazing novel where the dread escalates to a stunning conclusion.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gage after he returns from the semetary is creepy and foul-mouthed. Judd Crandall makes the story. Louis Creed is written well and is multi-dimensional, and King deftly uses him to personify the grief and other emotions that come as a result of a loss of a child.

What does Michael C. Hall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is amazing and he uses appropriate inflection and speed depending on the events in the story. He gives each character a unique inflection without it being heavy-handed. The story is creepy, and Hall's narration adds to the creepiness of it all.

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  • Nate_D
  • 03/04/2018

THIS is what Audible was made for!

This is a fantastic book. I love King, and have read most of his books. I would go as far as to say that he is my favorite author. I love a few authors more than others that I read, but King is the king.

I first read Pet Sematary right after it came out in hardback. I was in high school, and the book really affected me. Many of King's books have had a significant amount of impact on me, but this one....this one is on a whole other level. The concepts that are dealt with in this book are beyond nightmares. You know what is going to happen rather early on in the story, but you just can't believe that he is REALLY going to go there. I mean, really?? Wow... Heebie Jeebies times 100.

The best thing about my experience with this story this time around was the narration of Michael C Hall. He was fantastic!! I know that he had a thriving TV career with Dexter, and I'm sure he has come across other ways to earn a living since then, and probably never needs to work another day in his life, but he is a MASTERFUL narrator. This book fit his talents perfectly, and left me wanting more from him. Excellent!

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  • RueRue
  • 09/08/2018

Well told but very grim

This is another Stephen King classic, and as he says in the preface, he believes it is one of his most horrific stories. Whether you will agree depends on what you define as horror. There are some creepy characters (human, animal, and a shadowy "creature" that is never fully revealed), but the horror comes from the shadow of death that is encroaching on the Creed family. I found the story to be a very slow starter, but as with most of King's stories, there are well-drawn characters, and this gives the story it's emotional impact. Just a warning, this is a very dark no very sad story. It is about death. If that's a sensitive subject for you, I'd recommend you skip this one.
Michael C. Hall gives a fabulous performance of this one, really excellent.

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  • Tj
  • 10/04/2018

The soil of a man's heart is stonier. A man

loved how this was delivered. such a wonderful job. couldn't stop listening. had heard/seen/read before but once I saw Hall was narrating was sold. chills and thrills with a wonderful voice! cheers

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/09/2018

An excellent vocal performance

Michael C. Hall did an absolutely fantastic job at his read of this book. His pacing and vocal add ins were incredible and made the story mich more intense. That being said, the actual plot of the story was very slow and would have lost my interests at time had it not been for the performance.

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  • Benjamin
  • 23/06/2018

Unbelievable!

Pet Semetery is an absolutely phenomenal audio book! The performance, story and quality make this one of my favorites and I’ve listened to nearly every King book on here. I will now forever associate Michael C Hall’s voice with Louis Creed. Well done audible!

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  • kilgore
  • 27/03/2018

Wonderful!

I have been waiting a long time for this audiobook. Thank you Stephen King! Excellent performance by Michael C. Hall!

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  • Alexander Lambert
  • 10/04/2018

Outstanding in Every Regard

It was a blessing revisiting this classic book, and was made even better in my opinion through the magical voice of Michael C Hall. I will have a hard time hearing or picturing any of Stephen King’s male lead roles as anyone else besides him now, as he captured the role of Lewis Creed perfectly. It’s the first book I’ve completed here on audible, and the outstanding production of this piece will have me returning to the app as a daily part of my routine.

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  • James
  • 27/03/2018

Micheal C. Hall knocks it out of the park

It’s a classic. Made even better by Hall who’s narration is great. I can not put it down. At first I was impressed by the ability to differentiate between the characters. After a few hours I knew which character was speaking by the voice and that goes a long way to sell the story. Great buy. I will listen to this one again and again.

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  • Mat
  • 14/09/2018

OutStanding .. I want moe Jud!

I enjoyed this so much. The story was great. kept me wanting more every step of the way. And Michael C Hall ( A fav from Dexter ) just added to an already amazing product. He voices for the characters where spot on. I wanted more Jud!!! His voice for Jud just in my head was spot on. Truly a fun ride.

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  • papercuts1
  • 05/04/2018

Endlich ungekürzt und mit "Dexter" als Sprecher!

Das erste Mal, vor etwa 30 Jahren, hatte ich Pet Sematary als Teenager gelesen, und solche Alpträume gehabt, dass ich danach jahrzehntelang kein Buch von Stephen King mehr angefasst habe. Das hat sich inzwischen wieder geändert. Ich liebe Stephen King. Und als ich las, dass es Pet Sematary jetzt endlich als ungekürztes englisches Hörbuch gibt, gelesen von "Dexter"-Hauptdarsteller Michael C. Hall, war ein erneuter Ausflug auf den "Friedhof der Kuscheltiere" keine Frage mehr.

Es ist ein sehr guter Roman, vielleicht der dunkelste von Stephen King überhaupt. Früher ging es mir um die Schockeffekte, heute geht es mir um das Thema, an das sich King heranwagt: die Unausweichlichkeit des Todes und was geschieht, wenn Menschen, die wir lieben, sterben.

Erhellend ist King's Vorwort, in dem er erklärt, auf welchen Erlebnissen aus seinem eigenen Leben die Geschichte beruht. Dass er "das Unmögliche" gedacht und dann geschrieben hat und das Buch selbst eigentlich nicht veröffentlichen wollte, weil er "zu weit gegangen war".
Für mich ist Pet Sematary nicht das gruseligste Buch von King, aber mit Sicherheit das am schwierigsten zu ertragende - vor allem für Eltern.

Und Michael C. Hall? Der liest das großartig. Mal zart, mal bedrohlich, mal liebevoll, mal so beängstigend, dass man Gänsehaut bis zu den Fußsohlen kriegt. Jede Stimme ist klar differenziert. Jud verleiht er einen markanten Maine-Akzent und bekommt auch die Kinderstimmen überzeugend hin. Dabei ist er extrem konsistent in seiner Lesung. Geübten Hörbuchsprechern steht er in nichts, aber gar nichts nach. Kann Hall jetzt bitte alle Stephen King Bücher nochmal ungekürzt neu einlesen? Bitte?!

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  • Dani S
  • 12/04/2018

Intense!

This book was my first "Stephen King" when I was 12 or 13 years old. Looking back now I wonder how I could manage to read it at that age without damaging my soul. Well maybe I actually did, who knows, really? This first unabridged audio book version is performed by Michael C. "Dexter" Hall. And he does an amazing job doing it! If you think you are prepared for one of the, or even THE most demanding and intense King-stories, then by all means: go for it! But don't say you haven't been warned. ;-)

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  • Malde
  • 10/04/2019

Very dark

One of those stories you feel like you know how they end but dont believe somebody goes this far.. and then they go further. Fantastic!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 31/03/2019

scary - realistic - fantastic

super scary through realistic story and character development with fantasy eruption that then becomes reality

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09/03/2019

Stephen King is a horror genius

I want to throw up.

This story made my stomach turn, it is that good at creating the slow burning terror that King is great at.

A must for any Stephen King fan.

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  • Christoph Krahwinkler
  • 29/09/2018

Spannendes Buch, super gelesen

ein Klassiker von Stephen King, toll gelesen von Michael C. Hall
hat mir sehr gut gefallen

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  • Alexander
  • 22/09/2018

Stephen King ist super - aber anstrengend

Mein erstes Hörbuch komplett auf englisch, von dem ich ca. 95% verstanden habe und echt begeistert bin. Das Buch ist klasse, tatsächlich besser als der Film von 1988. Aber leider ist King doch ein sehr anstrengender Autor, der teilweise derart ewig ausholt mit derart uninteressanten Dingen, dass man immer wieder Langeweile bekommt, obwohl es gerade eine spannende Szene ist. Ich fand das Ende auch sehr schnell herbeigeholt, wenn man bedenkt, dass sich vorher alles sehr gezogen hat. Was mich tierisch genervt hat, war dieses ewige "Hey ho lets go", was er immer wieder völlig unsinnigerweise einbaut. David Fischer hat aber toll gelesen :(

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  • Audiophil
  • 29/07/2018

Toller Sprecher - langgezogene Geschichte

Ich hatte mir mehr versprochen von diesem Klassiker, den ich irgendwie nie vorher gelesen habe. Aber die Bergwertungen waren ja alle gut

Daher bin ich von der Langatmigkeit enttäuscht.
Wäre der Sprecher Michael C. hall nicht gewesen (dessen wegen ich das Hörbuch überhaupt erst runter geladen habe) - ich hätte es nicht durchgehalten.
Insgesamt zwar eine faszinierende Geschichte, aber weniger wäre mehr gewesen