A widowed husband spends seven years plotting revenge for his wife's murder in Dolan's Cadillac. A school teacher discovers her students are not what they seem in Suffer the Little Children. In Crouch End, a woman fears that supernatural events may have led to her husband's disappearance. And in Rainy Season, a young couple is forced into the ultimate battle of Man vs. Nature when torrential rain turns deadly.
Rob Lowe, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, and Yeardley Smith lend their voices to this haunting collection of classic stories that no Stephen King fan should be without.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 59.
- Review Date: 2009-07-27
- Reviewer: Staff
These four unabridged mini-chillers culled from King's 1993 short story collection, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, provide their celebrity readers with the chance to show off a different, darker side. Whoopi Goldberg delivers a crisp, straightforward rendition of “Suffer Little Children” that pits an aging teacher against a class she fears is being possessed by monsters. Tim Curry sheds his trademark arch tone to play “Crouch End” solemnly and sympathetically. And in the book's best surprise, Rob Lowe's rendition of the title story wrings every ounce of suspense from the grim revenge yarn. The only clunker is Yeardley Smith's reading of “Rainy Season”; her childlike nasal voice, so marvelous when playing TV's animated Lisa Simpson, is completely at odds with the material. (June)