Never been a huge King fan - usually too wordy, too discriptive and too out there for me - but i read the reviews and gave it a shot. I couldn't tell you why but i couldn't stop listening, it had me sucked in. The reader is wonderful - up there with Scott Brick and i was easily able to tell the characters apart. I'm just sorry he didn't go into thier lives after the dome.
This had all the feeling of previous Steven King. He makes you want to kill the bad guys yourself. I like how many characters you get to follow on the journey to hell. Good details on the dome and its effects on nature and the human nature. Reminds us how fast people can turn BAD.
The Narrator is good but I'm finding this book pretty boring. Overall I have to say it's a disappointment after reading some of the positive reviews. Wish I hadn't wasted my credit.
Vintage Stephen King. The character and plot depth are reminiscent of "The Stand". A real barn-burner (pun intended), I tried to ration my listening time, but just had to know what happened next.
The narrator's mis-pronunciations are a little jarring, (Chin-ook and not Shin-ook for the helicopter, Dumb-a-jen for what is likely DuMagen)but the material more than makes up for it.
I really enjoyed the plot and narration but was very disappointed when the book ended and I knew that there was another 7 hour chapter to listen to. The chapter that came labeled as part 5 was actually chapter 1. I had wondered through the story how some of the characters had developed but took it for granted that I wasn't supposed to know yet. If you want to hear the story in order, be sure to start with the chapter that begins with "who are you looking for" Of course on the bright side, listening this way is almost like having a "prequel". Two stories for the price of one.
Stephen King as always does an awesome job of getting you emotionally attached to the characters. I cannot wait to see this in the theatres soon.
I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed me from the beginning and held on to me to the end. King likes to grab your emotions and toy with them, and this books is certainly no exception.
This story pulled me in within the first few minutes. I couldn't put my iPhone down for the last 10 hours. There's something about King's writing style that immerses me into his stories like no other. Under the Dome is no exception. I read some reviews that criticized the narrator, but I really liked him. A bad narrator can ruin a great story & I was a little worried that would be the case here based on some review comments. I liked Raul's reading style from the sample & wasn't disappointed after listening to the full book. He really brought the characters to life with his reading. Admittedly, the voices he gave for a few characters didn't quite work for me, but what he added to the story is far more than what he took away. I really liked him overall & look forward to hearing more of his work on Audible in the future.