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Pet Sematary

Auteur(s): Stephen King
Narrateur(s): Michael C. Hall
Durée: 15 h et 41 min
Catégories: Littérature, Horreur
4.5 out of 5 stars (596 évaluations)

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Description

Never before available on unabridged audio! Dexter's Michael C. Hall reads this classic horror story described by Publishers Weekly as the "most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written". 

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. 

Behind the "pet sematary", there is another burial ground, one that lures people to it with seductive promises...and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there - one more terrifying than death itself and hideously more powerful. An ominous fate befalls anyone who dares tamper with this forbidden place, as Louis is about to discover for himself.... 

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Ce que les critiques en disent

"The narrator is Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), who can now add an Earphones Award to his resume.... Hall's narration captures the surprising humanity found on the page, but his voice becomes appropriately grim as the story barrels toward the inevitable darkness." (AudioFile)

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Far more chilling than the 1989 movie!

I was hesitant to read this book after watching the original movie. The original film did not grasp/scare me (mostly because I have become spoiled by modern FX). This book however, was fantastic and chilling! Definitely worth a read, even if you did not enjoy the original movie. The performance was great 10/10 would purchase again.

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perfection of horror

Possibly one of the best Stephen King novels written. Followed along with an amazing narration

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Holy Hell!

I BLASTED through this book. Though I've watched Stephen King movies, I've never read a book til now. It was full of rich characters and dense subtext, and creepy as hell. Nothing like i expected. better than I expected!

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King by Dexter. Epic

This could not be done better. A work of chilling art. Highly recommended this book.

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Feeling Despair

Chilling through a use of what it would be like to lose all control. To be taken over and forced through actions leading to whatever outcome desired then throwing you into it. Despair

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Story with lots of buildup

To start off, this is my first King book. I found it to be a fairly good book that flows well in most areas. The narrator may not get overly expressive, but he did a great job, especially with character dialogue. There was a segment or two that I found to be a bit of a drag, but otherwise it flowed well and stayed interesting. There was a lot of build for the ending to which I found a little meh.

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Well Worth It

This is a Stephen King classic, and for good reason. A fantastic, concise story with emotion and creep factor. I wish a little more time had been given to the climax and ending after all the build up, but maybe I just didn’t want it to end. Michael C Hall as a narrator will make it very difficult for any other audiobook to come close in quality.

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Overpriced and understimulating

The story is alright but Michael C Hall’s voice can get really monotonous making it hard to pay attention.

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Childhood favourite

I was read this book all the time growing up, and I was pleased with getting to listen to it again. Michael C. Hall does a wonderful job at narrating this novel! His narration kept me hooked from beginning to end. I highly recommend!

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  • J.B
  • 2019-06-10

emotional rollercoaster

by the end i felt I would die, surely arriving in hell. dead is dead.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2019-06-18

Great classic, brilliant performance

After listening this story, I now remember how much I'm agreeing with the consensus on the genius of King's writing. Moreover, Michael C Hall being a great actor, he is at least as good reading the story as he is on screen, with accents, rythm and all. Who would have thought that cats, dogs, southern old men and little children could sound like Hall ?

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  • Eric Mochnacz
  • 2018-04-27

Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

What made the experience of listening to Pet Sematary the most enjoyable?

Michael C. Hall is an amazing narrator. His characterization of Judd was amazing and unique and brought me back to watching the film the first time and experience Fred Gwynne's performance. After listening, I realized not much actually happens in the novel, but King creates an amazing novel where the dread escalates to a stunning conclusion.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gage after he returns from the semetary is creepy and foul-mouthed. Judd Crandall makes the story. Louis Creed is written well and is multi-dimensional, and King deftly uses him to personify the grief and other emotions that come as a result of a loss of a child.

What does Michael C. Hall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is amazing and he uses appropriate inflection and speed depending on the events in the story. He gives each character a unique inflection without it being heavy-handed. The story is creepy, and Hall's narration adds to the creepiness of it all.

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  • Nate_D
  • 2018-04-03

THIS is what Audible was made for!

This is a fantastic book. I love King, and have read most of his books. I would go as far as to say that he is my favorite author. I love a few authors more than others that I read, but King is the king.

I first read Pet Sematary right after it came out in hardback. I was in high school, and the book really affected me. Many of King's books have had a significant amount of impact on me, but this one....this one is on a whole other level. The concepts that are dealt with in this book are beyond nightmares. You know what is going to happen rather early on in the story, but you just can't believe that he is REALLY going to go there. I mean, really?? Wow... Heebie Jeebies times 100.

The best thing about my experience with this story this time around was the narration of Michael C Hall. He was fantastic!! I know that he had a thriving TV career with Dexter, and I'm sure he has come across other ways to earn a living since then, and probably never needs to work another day in his life, but he is a MASTERFUL narrator. This book fit his talents perfectly, and left me wanting more from him. Excellent!

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  • RueRue
  • 2018-08-09

Well told but very grim

This is another Stephen King classic, and as he says in the preface, he believes it is one of his most horrific stories. Whether you will agree depends on what you define as horror. There are some creepy characters (human, animal, and a shadowy "creature" that is never fully revealed), but the horror comes from the shadow of death that is encroaching on the Creed family. I found the story to be a very slow starter, but as with most of King's stories, there are well-drawn characters, and this gives the story it's emotional impact. Just a warning, this is a very dark no very sad story. It is about death. If that's a sensitive subject for you, I'd recommend you skip this one.
Michael C. Hall gives a fabulous performance of this one, really excellent.

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  • Tj
  • 2018-04-10

The soil of a man's heart is stonier. A man

loved how this was delivered. such a wonderful job. couldn't stop listening. had heard/seen/read before but once I saw Hall was narrating was sold. chills and thrills with a wonderful voice! cheers

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  • Mat
  • 2018-09-14

OutStanding .. I want moe Jud!

I enjoyed this so much. The story was great. kept me wanting more every step of the way. And Michael C Hall ( A fav from Dexter ) just added to an already amazing product. He voices for the characters where spot on. I wanted more Jud!!! His voice for Jud just in my head was spot on. Truly a fun ride.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2018-06-23

Unbelievable!

Pet Semetery is an absolutely phenomenal audio book! The performance, story and quality make this one of my favorites and I’ve listened to nearly every King book on here. I will now forever associate Michael C Hall’s voice with Louis Creed. Well done audible!

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  • kilgore
  • 2018-03-27

Wonderful!

I have been waiting a long time for this audiobook. Thank you Stephen King! Excellent performance by Michael C. Hall!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-09-16

An excellent vocal performance

Michael C. Hall did an absolutely fantastic job at his read of this book. His pacing and vocal add ins were incredible and made the story mich more intense. That being said, the actual plot of the story was very slow and would have lost my interests at time had it not been for the performance.

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  • Alexander Lambert
  • 2018-04-10

Outstanding in Every Regard

It was a blessing revisiting this classic book, and was made even better in my opinion through the magical voice of Michael C Hall. I will have a hard time hearing or picturing any of Stephen King’s male lead roles as anyone else besides him now, as he captured the role of Lewis Creed perfectly. It’s the first book I’ve completed here on audible, and the outstanding production of this piece will have me returning to the app as a daily part of my routine.

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  • James
  • 2018-03-27

Micheal C. Hall knocks it out of the park

It’s a classic. Made even better by Hall who’s narration is great. I can not put it down. At first I was impressed by the ability to differentiate between the characters. After a few hours I knew which character was speaking by the voice and that goes a long way to sell the story. Great buy. I will listen to this one again and again.

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