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Insomnia

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Eli Wallach

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2016

Duration: 25 hours 42 minutes

Summary:

A #1 national bestseller-"A yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous-that is, full of marvels" ( Booklist ). Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he wakes up a bit earlier, until he's barely sleeping at all. During his late night walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people's heads, two strange little men wandering around town after dark, and more. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep. There's a definite mean streak running through this small New England city; underneath its ordinary surface awesome and terrifying forces are at work. The dying has been going on in Derry for a long, long time. Now Ralph is part of it...and lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Returning to the same Maine town where It took place, a town that has haunted Stephen King for decades, Insomnia blends King's trademark bone-chilling realism with supernatural terror to create yet another masterpiece of suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it, especially to any Stephan King fans, although the narrator was very slow and didn't announce the section of the book or the chapter. These factors made the listening experience less enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ben P

    Great story and well-written. I don't mind the slow start and character building. Whoever thought it was a good idea to put that obnoxious music between chapters should be slapped. It's completely distracting and unnecessary. I can't imagine who would think it was a good idea and for what purpose. however the story itself was very entertaining if you could get past the stupid music.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marita A.

    This is one of my favorite Stephen King books, one i would love to see made into a movie ! Love the way it makes reference to some of the other stories and books the author has written although I have to admit the music is .... annoying when it gets loud between chapters but I have to say I like it when it plays quiet giving the story an eeriness that keeps one drawn into the book making it hard to put down and makes you want to do nothing but pick it back up and listen on, when you do. Thank you Mr. Stephen King for writing such captivating Books stay well and write on ;)

  • Natalie F

    For the most part it was a great book. What I didn’t like about the recording was the music/noise that was played during the beginning/end of chapters. It was distracting and irritating. Also Atropos sounded like an angry George Costanza.

  • Nick B

    Probably my least favorite Stephen King book. It’s very slow and I just don’t understand why anything is happening and the ending isn’t a good enough payoff for this long boring story. Narration was okay, but not great since a lot of the characters are old so they all have that same voice. I would suggest Tommyknockers or Four Past Midnight in place of this book.

  • Kyle B

    Would have been good but the music at the beginning and end of each chapter was so loud and so distracting I couldn't pay attention. Super annoying. Book was interesting as most Stephen King books are.

  • teema h

    This is one of my most favorite novels from Stephen King ?

  • Jeffrey Olin

    Decent listen. Did not care for the background music. Distracted from the experience

  • Santini Revels

    Not my favorite Steven King book but it was good one. I love the tie in the the Dark Tower. I also feel I greater understanding of what it means to get old after reading this, however all the constant complaing from the characters about getting old got annoying after the first few hours. I really dont think old people complain about theyre age that much. Other than those complaints I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.

  • Philip Kitterer

    Not his best work and could have done without the background music