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Listening Length 44 hours and 55 minutes
Author Stephen King
Narrator Steven Weber
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date January 01, 2016
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B019PHYQG2
Best Sellers Rank #314 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#6 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#6 in Supernatural Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#6 in Horror Fiction

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Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars takes their greatest nightmares and turns them against each child
By Danielle on May 1, 2017
There’s an evil lurking in Derry, Maine. It lurks in the storm drains and the sewers. The scary part? The entire town is affected by evil that lives under the city wreaking its havoc upon the town, but only the children can see It. Seven outcasts form a bond in order to defeat It, deeming themselves The Loser’s Club. It, being a creature from out of this world, takes their greatest nightmares and turns them against each child. Thinking they defeated It as children, they lead a life outside of Derry until the murders start happening again. Twenty-seven years later, The Loser’s Club makes their way back to Derry to defeat the evil once and for all.

If you’ve ever read a Stephen King book, you would know his descriptions are vivid and this book is no exception. You wouldn’t believe Derry was a fictional town with the way he describes it. The details make you believe you aren’t just reading about a town, but that you actually have stepped foot right into it. With all the crazy and evil things that happen here, it is not a place I would want to visit. With the way King goes into details, it’s like you are actually in the book right beside the characters as they go through the horrors of every day life of living in Derry. His style definitely works by making you really feel terrified as you read, as if It could actually reach out and grab you at any minute. This is a true horror novel. It is not for the faint at heart. Do not read this at night, especially if you are alone- you will have nightmares. 
“…she took her washcloth and leaned over the basin to get some water and the voice came whispering out of the drain: ‘Help me….’”
-Stephen King, It
I loved the way this book was formatted. It’s not your typical straightforward timeline. The book is split up into 5 parts, alternating between childhood and adulthood in the perspective of every member of The Loser’s Club. Instead of starting out with the childhood perspective, you are thrown right into the perspective of the adults in present-time making you curious as to how each character got to that certain point in their lives. This was an effective writing style making it so you just couldn’t put the book down because you just had to know how everything would come together.
Every character King writes is so realistic. You either love them or hate them. I just fell in love with every character that was part of The Loser’s Club. Each had their own personality and quirks and that’s what made you love them even more. They seemed so real; like they could be your friend. Same goes for the bad characters. He writes them so descriptively that you just can’t help but hate them with everything you have. Some characters in this story were so demented. Pennywise (the clown) was so scary and creepy. The descriptors that King uses couldn’t be anymore perfect. Character personality, growth, and development get an A+ from me.
“Can an entire city be haunted?”
–Stephen King, It
This novel wouldn’t be what it is without the addition of the Derry Interludes at the end of every part. The interludes, in my opinion, are what made the book so terrifying. They detail all the past horrors that have happened in Derry and have basically been ignored and forgotten. This is where you really see the true evil nature It brings upon this town. I could read an entire novel just on the basis of the history of Derry, Maine. So interesting, yet so horrifying.
Now for my dislikes. One thing that bothered me about this whole book of amazingness is the amount of detail. I know, I know, I just went on and on how I loved all of King’s brilliant descriptions, but at some parts they seemed to become unnecessary. I got bored at some of the parts that I was just not interested in. For example, the description of Stan’s wife’s life. She wasn’t a major part of the storyline; therefore, I really didn’t care to hear about her life. I thought some parts like the one I just described could have been cut out entirely. Also I feel the need to mention one specific scene that just did not sit well with me, mainly because the ages of the characters at this point in the novel. I’m not going to go into detail about it because after all this is a spoiler-free review, but I do believe this one scene was just absolutely disgusting. If you’ve read the book, you know what scene I’m talking about. The scene that brings The Loser’s together. (Sorry for the vague description!) Besides that, I have no complaints of this brilliantly written book. I was hooked from beginning to end. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to fans of Stephen King or fans of horror novels.
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Michael J Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars To label this book would be an injustice, to label it horror would be plain wrong.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars To label this book would be an injustice, to label it horror would be plain wrong.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2018
O! M! G!
This book is hard for me to review objectively because IT and I have history. (See what I just did there?). I've read it before you see, twice in fact. The first time, when I was young, closer in age to the kids in the book, I saw things from their perspective, and then, as I got older, I related to the adults more, and now, on my third visit, well, I just feel for them all.
This epic book runs to one thousand one hundred and sixty-six pages and has such depth, not just in the characters, but in the history of the town in which they live, that in spite of its length, it has pace, firing you out from one chapter to the next.
You read the first fifty pages and you're hooked, the next two hundred pass in a blur, of excitement, of reunion, of horror, and then, before you know it, you're half way through, but still, new things are happening. Like the shootout in front of the pharmacy in broad daylight, where half the town came armed and ready to kill. The explosion of 1906 that killed 88 kids on an Easter egg hunt. The great flood that washed half the town away decades before, and of course, the realisation that every twenty-seven years, kids go missing, die, left, right and centre, but with no one seeming to noticing, seeming to care. And why don't they notice, why don't they care?
IT . . . that's why.
IT has a hold over the town of Derry. People turn a blind eye, forget, dismiss, delude themselves that the missing and the dead left town, were trouble makers, fell out with their families, anything but admit the truth, but in the summer of '58', just as they break for summer vacation, seven kids become friends, become The Losers, and one of them, stuttering Bill, who lost his brother in the fall of '57', has a score to settle, a score that may well take him twenty-seven years to fulfil.
To label this book would be an injustice, to label it horror would be plain wrong, because it's a, coming of age, thriller, horror, murder mystery, sci-fi, history book, all rolled into one, and I bet you can’t say that very often, and the other thing, the worst thing about this book, (there always has to be a 'but' it seems), is that once you've raced through the first nine hundred or so pages and the end is nigh, you want it to slow down, because deep down you know, that when you turn that last page, read that last paragraph, you're gonna be left with a massive hole where those Losers where and the biggest book hangover you've ever had.
To give this book a star rating any less than six out of five would be a travesty, but as we're governed by convention I will have to settle for five.
If you haven't yet taken a journey to Derry, never been to the Barrens and met Henry Bowers, been in the thick of an apocalyptic rock fight, smelt the scorched remains of the Black Spot, been chased from 29 Neibolt street by a leper, a werewolf or Pennywise the dancing clown, you’ve never really lived.
Put simply, one of the greatest books I have ever read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You’ll float too!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars You’ll float too!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2018
Wow! What a book!

I will admit I was completely taken aback by the SIZE of this... 1376 pages!!! I began this book back in September 2017 and read about 200 pages before I stopped for a while. I kept picking it up and stopping again over the next few months.

But over the last month I have just been constantly reading this and it enthralled me.

This story creeped me the hell out but I loved it.

I’m sad this story is over.

This is my favourite book by Stephen King.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review: It by Stephen King (by AntonySimpson.com)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars IT - Stephen King - The Book Saved Others Eardrums From My Screams At Cinema
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible friendship and history
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 1, 2017
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