Stephen Edwin King is an American novelist and short-story writer whose books were credited with reviving the genre of horror fiction in the late 20th century. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in English. While writing short stories he supported himself by teaching and working as a janitor, among other jobs. Stephen King’s 1986 novel It is widely considered to be one of the most frightening stories ever written. The novel jumps frequently between past and present, but the structure of the story told in It can be divided into two parts: childhood and adulthood. In the first half of the novel, seven children in Derry become increasingly aware of a monster that is killing children. The group comprises Bill Denbrough, Richie Tozier, Beverly Marsh, Ben Hanscom, Mike Hanlon, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Stanley Uris. Bill, the leader of this group of seven kids that will come to be known as the Losers’ Club, suffers the greatest loss among his friends: the first death shown in the novel is his brother, George. The monster It appears in a storm drain after a flood and kills George after his newspaper boat goes into the drain. It always awakens in twenty-seven-year cycles. When the murders begin again twenty-seven years later, Mike calls each member of the club and reminds them of their promise, asking them to come back and stop It. Five of them return, but Stanley Uris commits suicide, rather than face the monster again… You can listen online to free English audiobook “It” by Stephen King on our website.