Pet sematary [electronic resource]. Stephen King.

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      Summary: 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." Soon to be a major motion picture!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 the graveyard in the woods near the Creed's 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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      Narrator: Michael C. Hall.
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    • ISBN:
      9781508226642 (sound recording)
      9781508226635 (sound recording)
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      KING, S.; HALL, M. C. Pet sematary. [electronic resource]. Unabridged. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018. ISBN 9781508226642. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
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      King S, Hall MC. Pet Sematary. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged. Simon & Schuster Audio; 2018. Accessed August 14, 2020.
    • APA:
      King, S., & Hall, M. C. (2018). Pet sematary. [electronic resource] (Unabridged.). Simon & Schuster Audio.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      King, Stephen, and Michael C. Hall. 2018. Pet Sematary. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged. Simon & Schuster Audio.
    • Harvard:
      King, S. and Hall, M. C. (2018) Pet sematary. [electronic resource]. Unabridged. Simon & Schuster Audio. Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      King, S & Hall, MC 2018, Pet sematary. [electronic resource], Unabridged., Simon & Schuster Audio, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      King, Stephen, and Michael C. Hall. Pet Sematary. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged., Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      King, Stephen, and Michael C. Hall. Pet Sematary. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged. Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      King S, Hall MC. Pet sematary. [electronic resource] [Internet]. Unabridged. Simon & Schuster Audio; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018

*Starred Review* Originally published in print in 1983 but only now available on audio, King's classic finds Lewis and Rachel Creed, along with their two young children and cat, moving from Chicago to Maine for Lewis' new position as a university physician. Their wonderful new neighbors, older couple Judd and Norma, have lived in the area their whole lives. Judd reveals that the Creeds' property houses a pet cemetery where local children have buried their beloved pets for years. However, Lewis soon learns that the pets, instead of resting in eternity, return to their owners—only different than before. Actor Hall's narration is spectacular and immersive. His deep voice lends itself well to horror, with a slyness that matches the book's dark humor. Much of the narration is understated, heightening the intensity of frightening scenes. Hall's distinct male voices captivate—particularly fine is Judd's raspy Down East accent—while the women and children are more subtly portrayed. Pacing and intensity build so naturally that listeners become completely caught up in the horror. Although the deaths of children and animals may limit the audience, King fans and listeners who enjoyed Hall's darkly humorous performance as Dexter will appreciate this fine recording of the book King calls his scariest. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 May #4

The first unabridged audio edition of the novel King considers his most frightening should be more than enough to lure the author's fans, and the fact that it's read by Hall, who played the eponymous serial killer on Showtime's Dexter (adapted from Jeff Lindsay's novels), will only add to the appeal. Hall effectively employs a full emotional range, starting with joyous. That's the dominant mood of Dr. Louis Creed as he and his family—wife Rachel, kids Ellie and Gage, and Ellie's cat, Church—arrive at their new home in Ludlow, Maine. Hall's narration quickly loses some of its cheeriness when young Ellie falls from a swing and bangs her knee and toddler Gage is stung by a bee. And, when their new neighbor, elderly Jud Crandall, leads them to a pet cemetery (with its misspelled sign) in the shadowy woods behind their home, the atmosphere grows distinctly chilly. The chill only increases when Church is killed by a car and Jud informs Louis—in an avuncular, Down East accent courtesy of Hall—that some animals placed in the Micmac Indian burial ground just beyond the cemetery have been resurrected. Louis and Jud bury Church there, and the cat does come back, but it's different, malodorous, and sullen. Eventually there are more burials and reanimations, resulting in ever-increasing grotesqueries, with the narration rising to a hackles-raising height of terror. The combination of King at his bloodiest and Hall at his most terrifying make this irresistible. (Mar.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.