It

By Stephen King
Read by Steven Weber

44.82 Hours 01/01/2016 unabridged
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Soon to be a major motion picture—Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers. Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It. “Stephen King’s most mature work” (St. Petersburg Times), “It will overwhelm you… to be read in a well-lit room only” (Los Angeles Times).

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Summary

Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture—Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.

Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It.

“Stephen King’s most mature work” (St. Petersburg Times), “It will overwhelm you… to be read in a well-lit room only” (Los Angeles Times).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It will overwhelm you…Characters so real you feel you are reading about yourself…scenes to be read in a well-lit room only!” Los Angeles Times
“A great book…a landmark in literature.” Chicago Sun-Times
“A sprawling scare-fest.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“King’s most mature work.” St. Petersburg Times
“[King’s] best novel since Firestarter.” People
“For a book with such a tiny title, Stephen King’s It is one huge undertaking. It’s a good thing actor Steven Weber is on board to perform it, all forty-five hours of it. Weber is skilled at wringing out all the emotion, evil, and mystery in King’s book.” AudioFile
“The amazingly prolific King returns to pure horror, pitting good against evil as in The Stand and The Shining…the requisite thrills are in abundance, and King’s depiction of youngsters is extraordinarily accurate and sympathetic…King is a born storyteller, and It will undoubtedly be in high demand among his fans.” Library Journal
“It is a great story full of memorable events, places, and characters…what I like most about It, and what separates the book from much of the rest of King’s oeuvre, is its thoughtful exploration of that amorphous crossing of the bar from youth to maturity…It is a horrific page turner with deeper literary ambitions that it mostly fulfills.” SFFAudio.com

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Author

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 44.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English