I am not a Stephen King fan. Truthfully, I got this book because the cover reminded me of the Simpson's Movie. I was engrossed immediately and never expected such excellent writing and character development. I will admit that I was disappointed in the ending, however the rest of the book was fabulous. I highly recommend this listen for anyone!
An amazing idea for a story. It's to bad that the author used a a great story theme to paint Christians as hypocritical bigots. In a story with so many characters it is odd that a God fearing righteous man or woman could not be found is this town.
Under the Dome is pretty great. Gruesome as usual for King. He can't help himself. But the imagery is stunning. Hope to see an interpretation of it in 3D on an Imax screen someday. The reader read well, but my only beef is the accents. Theya wernt no Maine in it. So those of us who live here, while we recognize the landscape, we don't recognize the people. They all sound like they're from away, which blows the premise a bit.
On the other hand, the characters are all discernible, and I didn't hear any character breaks. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Its nice to see Stephen King fail so miserably at retirement.
This was the first Stephen King novel I've read/listened to in over 20yrs and it was amazing. As the story unfolded, I became more and more engrossed. This is definately a sit on the edge, nail biting thriller.
I have enjoyed King books for decades. But not until Under the Dome I have felt that he has hit the pinnacle of his career. An instant classic King book, but the narration really brought it to life. Exceptional narration...many would have succumbed to the urge to take a densely populated book like Under the Dome and put on a cast of characters...or accept a simple read through. Whomever made the decision to choose this narrator...thank you. Brilliant work. Best narration I have ever heard (well except for Neil Gaiman....but this one wins for most characters). A book I will happily listen to again. Thank you King for a great story. Thank you Raul Esparza. Brilliant.
The narrator was a little annoying for about 4 or 5 hours but after that I got used to the voice and started to enjoy the narration. The book was great. I haven't enjoyed all of Stephen's works and some have bored me. I started Duma Key, gave up on it, and then reread it discovering what many readers liked about it. What I like about Under the Dome is the constant pace of excitement mixed in with all the great characters. Unlike the Gunslinger this book didn't bore me. I don't get upset about technical details in works of fiction (I'll remember not to try and suck air out of a tire). I would agree that this book is any easy and pleasurable read.
This was a very entertaining book. The time flew by as I listened. If you like his other books you will like this.