REVIEW

Nightmares & Dreamscapes x 3 (part 2)


Posted: September 30, 2009

This week Simon & Schuster released the remaining three audio books that complete the Nightmares & Dreamscapes collection. Earlier this year Dolan's Cadillac: And Other Stories, Chattery Teeth: And Other Stories and The House on Maple Street: And Other Stories (read review here) where released and this time it’s It Grows On You: And Other Stories, The End of the Whole Mess: And Other Stories and Sorry, Right Number: And Other Stories that completes the collection.

These three latest editions give us a total of 12 stories (24 if you count all six books) and an afterword by King. The mix of the stories are quite wide and Sorry, Right Number: And Other Stories is the one with the most different stories collected. Here you got everything from a full-cast dramatization with Sorry, Right Number, a hindu fable in The Beggar and the diamond and the afterword, narrated by King himself.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes is a rather strong collection and it would be hard to pick just one of these books and leave the others. Most fans who buy them will probably end up buying all three (and here is the downside of these releases) books and that will probably cost more than if the collection had been released in one edition. But on the other hand, if you only want one or two of the stories you are going to save some money…but what fan wants’ only a few? Not me that’s for sure.

Among the narrators we find Stephen King himself who narrates both Home Delivery,It Grows on You and the afterword as well as Gary Sinise, Frank Muller, Matthew Broderick and Tim Curry. And they all have good voices for narration but it’s when King narrates himself the magic appears. He is very good at narrating his own stories. And after all, he wrote them so he should be, right?

As I said there are many different stories in these three books. You’ll find Sorry, Right Number that was written as a script, The Fifth Quarter that King wrote under the name John Swiften, The Doctor’s Case that is an alternative Sherlock Holmes story and more. There is a story for everyone and whatever your favorite are I’m sure you will like the version you get here, I know I did.

Lilja's final words about Nightmares & Dreamscapes x 3 (part 2)



If you can, I would advise you to get all three of these audio book as they will entertain you for hours but if you have to select one I’d go for Sorry, Right Number: And Other Stories that has the biggest variety. Story wise the three are quite equal.

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