Written By: Stephen King
Narrated By: Stephen King, Tim Curry, Kathy Bates, Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg, Gary Sinese, Rob Lowe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Date: February 2009
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Nightmares & Dreamscapes Stephen King Audiobook Summary
A star-studded cast of readers present unabridged tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King’s classic bestselling short story collection.
Introduction (Stephen King)
Suffer the Little Children (Whoopi Goldberg)
Crouch End (Tim Curry)
Rainy Season (Yeardley Smith)
Dolan’s Cadillac (Rob Lowe)
The House on Maple St. (Tabitha King)
Umney’s Last Case (Robert B. Parker)
Head Down (Stephen King)
Brooklyn August (Stephen J. Gould).
King dedicated this collection of stories to Thomas Williams, a writing instructor who taught for many years at the University of New Hampshire. Since the book’s publication, King has singled out Williams’ National Book Award-winning novel The Hair of Harold Roux as a favorite of his, one he returns to “again and again.”
The dedication reads:
In memory of
poet, novelist, and
great American storyteller.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes (Volume 1) Audiobook Reviews
I loved all of the stories except for Head Down and Brooklyn August. My favorite was Dolan’s Cadillac and Suffer the Little Children . I enjoyed this audiobook so much that I plan on watching the miniseries Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.
Just finished reading NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES by STEPHEN KING.
I read this book while listening to the 24 stories on 3 separate Auudible books. This wonderful collection of short stories was #39 in my bookclub THE 2ND ROUND OF STEPHEN KING. Short stories and their narrators include:
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN, read by Whoopie Goldberg.
CROUCH END, read by Tim Curry.
RAINY SEASON, read by Yeardley Smith.
DOLAN’S CADILLAC, read by Rob Lowe.
THE HOUSE ON MAPLE STREET, read by Tabitha King.
UMNEY’S LAST CASE, read by Robert B. Parker.
HEAD DOWN, read by Stephen King.
BROOKLYN AUGUST, read by Stephen J. Gould.
CHATTERY TEETH, read by Kathy Bates.
MY PRETTY PONY, read by Jerry Garcia.
SNEAKERS, read by David Cronenberg.
DEDICATION, read by Lindsay Crouse.
THE DOCTOR’S CASE, read by Tim Curry.
THE MOVING FINGER, read by Eve Beglarian.
THE END OF THE WHOLE MESS, read by Matthew Broderick.
HOME DELIVERY, read by Stephen King.
IT GROWS ON YOU, read by Stephen King.
THE FIFTH QUARTER, read by Gary Sinise.
YOU KNOW THEY GOT A HELL OF A BAND, read by Grace Slick.
THE NIGHT FLIER, read by Frank Muller.
POPSY, read by Joe Mantegna.
SORRY, RIGHT NUMBER, read by Full Cast.
THE TEN O’CLOCK PEOPLE, read by Joe Morton.
THE BEGGAR & THE DIAMOND, read by Domenic Cuskern.
A wrong turn on a lonely road lands a wayward couple in Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon, where there’s no escaping the free nightly concert….A novelty toy becomes an unexpected and terrifying instrument of self-defense….An ex-con pieces together a map to unearth a stolen million dollars—but at what price?…A private investigator in Depression-era Los Angeles is finding his life unraveling as he discovers the shocking truth of who he really is….A third-grade teacher is willing to dig deep in order to exact revenge for his murdered wife…. These are just some of the haunting scenarios to be found in this classic collection—spellbinding tales from the darkest places and the unparalleled imagination of fiction’s master storyteller. Stephen King at his best! Loved it!
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“The Night Flier” and “Dolan’s Cadillac” were both adapted to films of the same respective names. “Chattery Teeth” was adapted into a segment of the film Quicksilver Highway. “Sorry, Right Number” was telecast as an episode of Tales from the Darkside before it was published in Nightmares & Dreamscapes. “The Moving Finger” was adapted into an episode of the TV show Monsters. “Home Delivery” and “Rainy Season” were adapted into short films.
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