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    "Stephen King never stops giving us his all" (Chicago Tribune) in this number-one national best seller about the idyllic small town of Haven, Maine, and its encounter with a deadly evil out for a diabolical invasion of body, soul - and mind.

    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 their increasingly malignant influence.

    In this riveting, nightmarish story, Stephen King has given us a "brilliant, riveting, marvelous" (The Boston Globe) novel. "You will not be able to put this down" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on. It just might be the Tommyknocker Man.

    ©1987 Stephen King, Tabitha King, and Arthur B. Greene (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    better believe it happy crappy!

    Si tu, tout comme moi as été interpellé un moment où autre par l'origine de toute cette technologie, qu'on comprend à peine et on est très loin de maîtriser...n'écartes pas tout de suite l'explication des tommyknockers.

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    • Christopher Griffis
    • 15/02/2016

    spooky and enthralling

    The narrator does a great job with this Stephen King signature. Tommyknockers knocking on your door... I love how King fills the space between the book covers with a story about 1 person and the situations they face. There are very few characters you get to know but don't care, it's all about the one, unlike any other. Edward Herrmann, I hope you sought some psychiatric help after embodying Gard for this book. Great all around, excellent to listen to.

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    • Andy
    • 27/08/2019

    Better Than Expected King Goes Sci-Fi, Dark, Weird

    I've always been a big fan of Sc-Fi, even before I became a fan of King, so it was only natural that I eventually came to read this book. King writes a "sci-fi" novel, what could go wrong?

    I would only reccomend this book to fans of King or other hardcore sci-fi fans and even then, I wouldn't expect everyone to leave this book having enjoyed it.

    I was actually pleasantly surprised. This book was bigger, grander, more enticing than just the mere sum of its parts. It's more than, "ooo King wrote a book with a flying saucer and aliens!" This book is about obsession, curiosity killing the cat, hubris without moral compass, progress for progresses sake, innovation without imagination, cold calculation without purpose, destructive impulses, the drive to improve, a hunger for excess, addiction, and the self destructive forces at the root of the darker side of human nature.

    I read an interesting review of this book that calls this King's opus on addiction. Written at a time when he was drinking the heaviest and regularly coked up out of his mind. You can just feel the self loathing peeling off of the page as you plow through it. There are certain passages that are hard to read because of the suicidal and existential dread that weighs the narrative down in certain sections. It's almost a punishment to the reader and a self indulgent self-hatred fest in some of the longer passages of internal dialogue with the main character.

    ...but I honestly wouldn't change a damn thing. I was thinking about this a lot today, I don't think you really could edit anything out of this book and have it still carry the same weight. It's not King's best book and it's certainly not hard sci-fi, but it's unique and powerful and beautifully grotesque. It had a raw power about it that captured my imagination and wouldn't let go (once I was about half way through it). It can be hard to get through and on to the damn point, but once it picks up steam, the narrative rolls along to a crazy flurry of a conclusion.

    lastly, I really enjoyed how mysterious, unexplained, and stupidly pointless a lot of the Tommyknockers alien back story was! I'm a huge hard sci-fi fan and hard sci-fi can tend to over explain or scientifically explain all the magic of the narrative away on the front end. Approaching a sci-fi theme with more of a mystery, suspense angle was a fun twist on familiar themes. And the absurdist idea that the aliens are somehow pointless, futile, unintelligent, in their destructive, directionless, and ill-guided hubris was an awesome spin on the extra-terrestrial theme! Bravo.

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    • Jeremy
    • 17/06/2019

    One of King’s Worst

    Stephen King himself called this an “awful book.” It’s all over the place with only one interesting character. There are more questions than answers by the end. Some of the imagery is more ridiculous than believable. It conjures no feelings of discomfort let alone horror.

    The narration, however, was well done. Herrmann does his best with the material given.

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    • Jollee_Bindo
    • 26/07/2017

    Did they listen to it before publishing?!?

    The overall book is good,and the narrator did his job very well. It's just the editing of the audio book is driving me crazy, they cut words short and even a few words out of the end of every chapter 😒

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    • Me
    • 07/07/2019

    Great story

    Miles fly by while listening to it in my truck. Awesome story, and an awesome author

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    • Reg V.
    • 31/03/2018

    Meh

    One of my least favourite Stephen King books. The story starts off decent but sort of drops off in my opinion as it goes on. Good performance however.

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    • Rodger P. Paxton
    • 31/01/2018

    Top notch!

    One of my all-time favorite Stephen King novels from many years ago. It was great to listen to after reading it several times in the past. Hermann did a magnificent narration.

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    • Archerfish
    • 07/08/2016

    Not Stephen Kings best

    Edward Hermann's narration made this worth listening to. Had this been a book likely I wouldn't have finished. Some parts are brilliant; others left me wondering where is this going? I like Kings oldest novels best (e.g. The Stand, The Dead Zone) but also love 11.23.63 which also great for comparison.

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    • Beanners
    • 17/11/2019

    This is a tale for when your in the mood to lose yourself.

    I listened to The Tommyknockers during a time when a lot was going on in my life that I had no control over. The story was embedded with King’s wit and humor, told with voice and inflection that brought home an entertaining tale, hitting the spot and quenching my need to escape.



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    • Rob
    • 24/07/2019

    oh lord

    First off, I love stephen king. This book, however, is terrible. the first book I regret getting. I couldnt even finish it.

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    • Jan
    • 28/11/2016

    Gute Idee, leider langweilig!

    Ich verehre Stephen King, aber es kann eben nicht alles gut sein, was der Workaholic aufschreibt. Hier kommt nach den ersten hundert Seiten nichts mehr, als ob das Buch sehr dünn wäre!

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    • Stefan
    • 31/05/2016

    nicht gerade das Beste von Stephen King...

    ein ok Buch von King, mehr aber auch nicht. die Story fängt vielversprechend an, verläuft sich dann aber im Drogenrausch, genau, wie King es gesagt hat. Er kann sich an das Schreiben des Buches angeblich nicht mehr erinnern, weil er immer zugedröhnt war, sein schlechtestes Buch, wie er selber zugibt…Also, bei der riesigen Auswahl, die es von ihm gibt…lieber etwas anderes auswählen.

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