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Publisher's Summary

For the first time in a beautiful new edition, this omnibus will collect together the original official novelizations of both Ghostbusters 1 and 2.

Relive the classic Ghostbusters stories with the original movie novelizations republished for the first time since 1980s. 

When Dr. Peter Venkman and his Columbia University colleagues are kicked out of their prestigious academic posts, they start a private practice as professional ghost-catchers. Although things do not start auspiciously for the three parascientists, their television advertisements finally pay off when beautiful Dana Barrett contracts them. It seems her apartment has become the entryway for ghastly ghosts and goofy ghouls hellbent on terrorizing New York City. Soon, they’re not just going to her rescue, but trying to rid the whole city of the slimy creatures. 

After waging a war on slime that cost New York City millions, the Ghostbusters find themselves out of business until an ancient tyrant, preparing a return to the Earthly domain through his portrait at the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art, sets his sights on Dana Barrett’s baby as the new home for his wicked soul!

©1985, 2020 Ghostbusters © 1985, 2020 by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. Ghostbusters II © 1989, 2020 by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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Classic

Exactly what I recall from the movie, with a few tidbits that never came across on the big screen, but very close.

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Total fun

Even tho it’s a novelization of the films, this was a fun listen and I smiled or giggled multiple times

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Very well done!

With subtle variances from the films, these two books offer a refreshing way to experience the classic films.

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Who you going to call?

Who you gonna call one of the best movies. I enjoyed listening to this audio book for all the extra little detail said we're up out of the movie I highly recommend it

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  • brian stevens
  • 2020-08-19

I personally loved it.

A lot of reviewers didn’t like the reader. Personally I thought he did great. He doesn’t have the same amount of sarcasm some of the lines had in the movie. That doesn’t bother me, because it’s still funny. My favorite part is it gives you more back story on the guys. There is more ghost encounters, and some we know from the movies are different in appearance. If you love the ghostbusters give it a chance.

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  • Michael Cavacini
  • 2021-03-26

A Fun Trip Down Memory Lane

I grew up watching and loving Ghostbusters. I watched both movies countless times, enamored by the spectacle of both feature films — replete with stunning visuals, quirky humor, and panache. This led to me also watching the animated cartoon and playing the Ghostbusters video games on my Nintendo Entertainment System, which were, admittedly, horrible and insanely difficult, but when you’re a kid you don’t know any better and appreciate things for what they are, not what they aren’t.

When I saw that Audible had a novelization of the first two films as part of one audiobook collection, I knew I had to give it a go. Back when these movies came out, novelizations of films was a regular occurance. I’ve always enjoyed novelizations, whether they be of movies or video games, because they provide fans with a more detailed account of the stories we love.

Johnny Heller narrates both of these books, and he does so masterfully. I especially like his portrayal of Rick Mornis’ character because I think he nails his voice perfectly. Even when he’s not trying to do a specific voice, the narrator’s sound is unique and powerful, creating a pleasing listening experience.

At nearly eight hours in length, this audiobook is long enough to be satisfying but not so long that it intimidates. As with the movies, the first one is better than the second. However, both have plenty of good times to offer. These stories are essentially an audio form of the films, but with additional details that help paint a more vivid picture. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting Ghostbusters I & II through this excellent Audible audiobook.

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  • 2021-01-11

Whiny sounding

Great books, bad narration. Voices are horrible and don't reflect on the characters at all.

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  • nick mckenzie
  • 2020-08-13

Love the story

Love the story but it’s read entirely to fast at times it sounds like the fine print on a commercial being read

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  • italiablond
  • 2021-06-30

A must have for any Ghostbusters fan.

I really enjoyed listening to both novelization of the movies. there's little back stories and alternative scenes throughout. The narrator does a good job but he does lack slightly on the dramatics of the story.

highly recommended.

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  • Naomi Townsend
  • 2021-04-15

loved it

I am a huge Ghostbusters fan. I've seen both movies no less than 250 times and have many parts memorized in both English and German. this novelization is done very well. There are some scenes from the movie that have been altered in the book but no differently than when book details are changed for films. the narration was done well, my only complaint is there are moments in the movie where a certain tone is portrayed, an influx in excitement ( example being when Gozer shouts " then die!!") whereas with the narration it was very flat and in comparison.

Overall I am excited to have such a wonderful audiobook in my collection. I recommend anyone who enjoys the franchise to add this to theirs as well

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-03

Who are YOU going to call?

It's the best rendition of the movie and I'm a huge fan of Ghostbusters! It's super easy to follow along especially at work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-01-15

audible of 1&2

this audible book of Ghostbusters 1 and 2 was great it's a good combination could have been cool if it had some like sound effects but other than that it would be good

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  • David Lohr
  • 2022-01-12

Narrator ruined it

I couldn’t get into because the narrator at times acted like he was in a speed reading competition.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-05

loved it

enjoyed the movie an the story an how the novel added littel extras not seen or heard in the movie.