Audio Review: Pet Sematary by Stephen King (Author) & Michael C. Hall (Narrator)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Title: Pet Sematary 

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Stephen King

Narrator: Michael C. Hall 

Genre: Adult, Horror, Thriller

Publication Date:  March 27th, 2018 by Simon Schuster Audio

Format: Audio CD

Source: Library


Now a major motion picture! Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestseller is a “wild, powerful, disturbing” (The Washington Post Book World) classic about evil that exists far beyond the grave—among King’s most iconic and frightening novels.

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. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes, dead is better

This is the second book that I read by Stephen King and I so loved and enjoyed reading it so much, but I am going to wait until the new year comes so I can continue reading more books by Stephen King. I can't wait to start the new year reading more  Stephen King books. Now I really don't want to go into any details about Pet Sematary because I think ever readers knows what this amazing book is about. Plus there are two films base on Pet Sematary I do want to watch both the original and new Pet Sematary films I heard many great things about both films. 

I decided to listen to Pet Sematary because I am enjoying listening to audiobooks this year and Stephen King's books are so detailed and dense that I prefer listening to his books on audio cd form and Pet Sematary was no different than It which I really loved and enjoyed as well. I also really loved and enjoyed listening to the narrator Michael C. Hall I thought he did a superb job on narrating Pet Sematary. I thought Michael C. Hall did an amazing job in each character's voice and I was not confused at all on which characters he was voicing. To me, Michael C. Hall is an amazing narrator and I hope I can get to listen to him narrator more books in the future. Now Pet Sematary was an amazing book for me that I thoroughly loved and enjoyed everything so much in Pet Sematary. 

I especially love the introduction of Pet Sematary in the beginning by Stephen King he had me ready and excited and also very nervous to read his book because there are heavy topics in Pet Sematary but I was so ready to read Pet Sematary. Now the only thing I didn't like was the ending of Pet Sematary. I just felt so bad and awful for all the characters especially for the Creed family but I understand not all books are going to have a great and happy ending and I was alright with the ending of Pet Sematary I just was a little sad about it. Now I can't wait to read more Stephen King's book next year I will be so ready to read his next book soon. 

Stephen King (Author)

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged. Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. From his sophomore year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate. He came to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional. He graduated in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level. A draft board examination immediately post-graduation found him 4-F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums. He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students; they married in January of 1971. As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men's magazines. Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men's magazines. Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies. In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.


  1. I had to stop reading Stephen King as he was stealing all my sleep ;)

  2. Oo this looks scary, don't think I've ever read a book from Stephen king

  3. Ah! This rules!! I need to rey out the audio! I love Michael C. Hall!! I wonder if I can convince my husband to listen with me... he LOVED Dexter, so I bet he'd be able to figure out the narrator :)

  4. I'm too scared to read Stephen King.

  5. I applaud anyone who can read his works. I am simply too chicken.

  6. This is one of the few Stephen King books I just can't read. Great review, though!