I have gone on many adventures with Mr. King. I've never been disappointed. In "Under the Dome" Mr. King creates a town of characters that is so real so vivid it must be a real town, they must be real people. You love some and despise others. The dialogue is so intricate and again so real. Mr. Esparza does a great job narrating, his inflections and character accents are excellent from a young child to an elderly man on his death bed Mr. Esparaz brings them all to life.
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Love audio books , been listen for about 12 years and over 200 adleast.( truck driver).
WOW! Exceptional well defind story, charactors, and action from the beginning to the end. Chester's Mill, Maine and its population seem so real, i could see it in my mind eye.
Love scary stories and thrillers.
Wish I hadn't read it. HORRIBLE ending. What a disappointment!
The premise is riveting- a small town cut off from civilization by an inexplicable force and the aftermath that follows. The storyline delivers, but King decided to inject his extreme left political bias into the tale. The villains and fools in the book basically echoed the Keith Olbermanns' and the Michael Moores' of the world, with a vitriolic view of those even slightly right of center. The story was pretty good though. Until the ending. Really? Did I just dedicate that many hours of listening and.... Another gripe is the reader- surfer dude does a southern accent(why the lifelong local Maine bad guy has a southern accent is another issue. Lefty stereotyping again)? And all the children have a cold. Buy the audiobook and see for yourself. The story had huge potential.
This is by far one my fav King novels to date! I loved it! It kept me focused and almost obsessed with the story and characters. It had me picturing every movement and every characters face. It was amazing!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
King understands there is a shell of lingo-grit smeared around the way many speak (and think). Crackle through it and there's a worthy idea underneath the emotional packaging people wear. I wish that this story had a few fewer disposable characters... I.E. people who added character to the ensemble who really form the lead character... but in a number of cases, they are overkill with respect to the author's ultimate conclusions about the content of our character. Paul Esparza is magnificent in his ability to aurally differentiate the linguistic and psychological characters in this huge cast.
It could be shorter, but continues entertainingly thoughtful.
Great book pure and simple. This was my first Stephen King book and I loved it. I couldn't wait to go to work so I could listen to it. I would actually work extra so I could listen! Raul Esparza was a fabulous choice to read it. He was funny and very easy to listen to.
This was a little long but I listened at every opportunity. Scenes and events were discribed so graphically you can visualize them and feel rith there. The characters came across so clearly you feel the emotions and craziness of each. I will listen to this book again.
62 year old grandmother that loves to read! Whether listening to books on my iPod or reading them on my Nook! I even pick up an actually book from time to time. Family is everything to me especially since I lost my son in August of 2011.
I thought this was a very good book. Lots of characters....lots of plots and you really didn't know the answer to the "dome" until late in the book. Listened to it over a couple of weeks and became very engrossed. Thanks for another great book Mr. King!