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Renowned for its superior productions, BBC radio may have outdone itself by adapting Stephen King's Pet Sematary to audio. A clamorous cacophony of talking, whining, whistling, and howling, Pet Sematary is a quick, entertaining earful for those who don't have other auditory distractions to contend with, such as a car full of talking whining, whistling, howling children. However, the melodramatic prose marries well with the acting; such is the case when one reader--whose voice bears an uncanny resemblance to Kramer's from Seinfeld--tells another about the effects of the Pet Sematary: "Heroin makes junkies feel good when they put it in their arms, but all the time it's poisoning their mind and body--this place can be like that and don't you ever forget it!" (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this BBC dramatization of King's (Wizard and Glass, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/98) 1983 best seller, Dr. Louis Creed moves his ideal family from congested, urban Chicago to the rural simplicity of Ludlow, ME. His property sits near a long-established pet burial ground and a mysterious Indian burial ground from which the dead can be raised. The program effectively draws us into the characters' world: marriage and family, then shock, grief and madness as we explore the nature and mystery of death. Presenting a multivoiced dramatization rather than a reading of the novel, the actors work together, with added music and sound effects, to create King's macabre world. Recommended.?Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA
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Have never read a Stephen King novel before but I'm glad I read this. Saw the movie when I was young and it scared the hell out of me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Travis D.
I don't know of anyone in my circle who hasn't read this classic. In the early days Stephen King ruled.Published 5 months ago by Janet Stewart
Total waste of time, boring thru most of book, waiting for something really exiting at end that never happens.Published 6 months ago by dean w
liked the book....but didnt really care for the movie!!!Published 12 months ago by Willow Wind Book Reviews
Item a little worn, but was as described in the advertisement. Because of the rarity of this particular Stephen King book, I will keep it.Published 21 months ago by Lynda Trotter
This was my second King book ever, and has been tied for my favourite (along with Cujo) ever since. I do suggest reading Cujo before Pet Sematary as there is a small reference in... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2012 by Alissa
If you let your imagination run rampant while reading this book, you will scare yourself! It's a great book to read, especially if you have pets...lolPublished on March 27 2010 by Sarah Lynn Barnim