First, I must disagree with many reviewers who liken this King offering to "The Stand." It's not. And if you believe it is, I suggest that you go back, like I did, and listen to "The Stand" again. However, it is Stephen King and that is enough to guarantee a good story with compelling characters. My major complaints are that the narrator gives a southern accent to the antagonist, a Maine used car salesman, and the author's new found penchant for using his novels as platforms to espouse his political beliefs. All that said, it's a Stephen King novel, which means it is a credit well-spent.
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Stephen King is the best storytelling author of them all and this time he had a decent ending. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of King's but every since the Dark Tower series and its awful ending, I savor the stories but dread the endings until now. On one hand, this story is a little far fetched but on the other hand, I live in small town and it has made me think twice about being ready for a disaster. Doesn't everyone know a James Renny (sp?)? This story definitely plants King's paranoia roots pretty deep. But what do you expect from a little gonja, either past or present?
I am not usually a Stephen King fan but I found this book one of the best I have heard in a long time. Never slow, something new always happening, kept my interest the whole book. A very honest portrait of small town northern New England, as I have know it for the last 60 years. From the bully politicians to the ignorant religious zealots. The only fault I could find is that the narrator never quite got the accents anywhere near New England.
It's been a long time since I read a Stephen King book. I am more of a historical fiction kind of gal, but once I started listening to this, I was so hooked. A book this long usually can take me a couple of months to get through (my commute isn't that long), but I zipped through this one. Exciting, great characters, tight plot and a satisfying end. Don't miss it.
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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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.