I love the story
I can tell whenever he resumes reading after a break. His cadence fluctuates with out rhyme or reason at some points. When first starting the story i noticed his inflections did not seem to reflect to mood or the events of the text he was reading. overall he did alright but too plucky for me
Would Recommend to a friend
Shame on me for not taking the time to read a hard copy of this book. I don't know if it was trying to listen to such a lengthy read via audio or that the narrator just killed it. His normal narration voice is okay but his renditions of the numerous characters voices were just atrocious. I can understand why trying to perform a childs or a womans voice might be difficult for a man, but even the men sound ridiculous. I am a long time SK fan but I could not even finish this. If you have the time and want the story, buy the hardcopy.
A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
King has an incredible talent for creating wonderfully good as well as devious, evil characters in his stories. Though I am sure many will be disappointed with its conclusion, getting there is worth the price of admission.
If you have ever lived in a small town you will be able to relate to the politics of how this story unfolds. The psychology of being cut off from society and subsequent human behavior is realistic but does unravel a little fast. As far as the ending what did people expect, it is a Stephen King novel after all.
Fathers Face Remembered
Add this to the list of Novels that King has published after his accident that just don't stack up. Under the Dome has some good stuff going for it. The problem is that the characters that inhabit this world are not very good or believable. When it comes down to what was going on a grave sense of disappointment was all I could feel. Not a horrible read but not a great one at all.
This is a wonderful listen, Stephen King listens much better than he reads. I am not a die hard fan of his but he is so popular I do try to read his books and usually can't get either into them or through them. This book was captivating from the start. I do believe the narrator had so much to do with it I have now searched for others narrated by Raul Esparza, best narrator I have heard thus far. Great characters and the voices for each were perfect. Thank you Raul for a telling me a great story!!!
It was good, but it wasn't 'The Stand' though it had that sort of a feel to it. If you like King it's worth it, but it wasn't my favorite out of the King books. It was suspenseful and I liked the plot.
Stephen King has a strength in building characters and settings. I loved "returning" to Chestersmill. There were a lot of characters to keep track of at first, but amazingly each one had something unique that made them memorable. Some sexual content but was over quick enough. Great book, glad he dug it out of the archives and rewrote it!