Another winner by the master of horror. Unlike most of Mr. Kings long novels, this one gets you from the beginning. Fast paced and lots of great characters. A must read!
An amazing and fast-paced story, made even more interesting by the development of the cast of players. Raul Esparza is a great storyteller, and did justice to the tale.
I don't know how SK manages to make the most "mundane" things seem so interesting. A scary clown, an entire book written in one room and now a town isolated from the world. I normally read King's stories and since he is a bit wordy sometimes I find myself skimming over half of the content. In this one, I listened instead and really, really enjoyed the book. I finished it in record time and wanted more. I wished he had delved into the ending a bit more, and written a lot more about that situation (don't want to spoil here) but it was a good ending and overall one of my best "listens" this year.
Glad I didn't get caught in there! It was good. I think all King is good. It gave me pause. It disturbed me. It wasn't exactly horror, but it made me admit horrible things to myself. I didn't want to go back and listen again right away. Maybe never. It will stick with me. Richard Bachman. Again, disturbing, but not horrifying. Good listen.
Avid reader but surprisingly I have never read Stephen King before. King and Under the Dome get great scores in all the areas I care about: No boring spots, interesting characters, realistic dialog. I am looking for another Stephen King book to read now.
top 10 of his works. A little drug out at times but almost had to be to get the whole picture and get truly involved with the characters and circumstances.
Clearly from reading the reviews, you either love this story or hate it. I just finished the book and have been glued to my Ipod for the past 4 days. I think he nailed the worst and best of humanity's qualities & emotions. Out of the 30 plus hours of the story I thought that somewhere in the middle a couple of hours were a little slow but not enough to stop me from giving this book anything but 5 stars. Raul did a great job of narrating as well.
I started reading King with Pet Semetary which I considered a morality tail (ie., what would you do if you could bring a loved one back from the dead). That volume really interested me. Later I went through Cujo which was entertaining. I put this current volume in the same group as The Stand which really approaches the human condition. Here King aptly presents ordinary people in an ordinary town facing an extraordinary circumstance and their resulting behavior. If you have not read King in the past you might want to give this volume a listen. If you are a King fan, you will not be disappointed. King written and well read by Raul Esparza.