Wow! This was one of those can't stop listening books. The fast story line, the character development were signature King at his best. I didn't want it to end. I believe it was his best book . King is a master story teller and he never lets you down and and he never lets you go.
I agree with Kathy from CA - it's the best King in a while. In it spins a Dickensian tale for our times, with rich characters, heroes, super-villain and every thing in between.
Loved Raul Esparza. Loved being charged only one credit.
What I would like now is to find audio recordings of early books like It, Tommyknockers and the full short stories.
I must admit that the only reason I chose this book is that after listening to 50 books this year, there were few new books that interested me. I was more than surprised. King is possibly the best author I have read. I am not a science fiction reader but I will admit that I loved this book. Great story, the reader was terrific and for a long book, the story moved well. King has a way with words and his character development was incredible. One of the 5 best I read this year.
This book was a major thriller right from the beginning. It is very graphic and not for everyone but I enjoyed it. I could have done without all the GD words but will probably listen to it again soon. The narrator was awesome. I will have to check out his other works!
I love Stephen King and have read everything he has written. Been a fan since reading Carrie in 1976. After his accident, his writing changed, it became darker and more bitter (understandably so) but now he's back!!! This is Stephen King as I have grown to love him, well written, detail oriented, and left at the end with a shred of hope for mankind. BRAVO from one Maineak to another!!!
This is truly an amazing novel. If books have the power to change the world, I hope this gets read by millions. You don't think of Stephen King as being that type of author. But, this book is that good.
I would love to see it made into a mini-series.
SK is one of my favorite writers but his books just keep getting more foul mouthed and perverted to the extent of having to fast forward through all the penthouse scenes and turning the volume down on most of the characters. Great story but could have been much better without the GD this and GD that and Fu@# this and that and his political views.
I'm a HUGE Stephen King fan, and I LOVED Duma Key. I guess I thought this book would be just as good, but it was disappointing. Yes, it DOES hold your attention and is worth listening to, but be prepared for a rather sucky ending...
I have like much of Kings work in the past but unfortunately the Dome is not worthy to share the book shelf or in this case the hard drive with the others. First and foremost the reader is an armature that has little command of what it take to hold a listeners interest. His attempt at giving the characters life and to create accents that fit the location of the story is poor at best. One of the main characters "Renee", a Selectman from a small town in Maine, sounds like he is from South Carolina. His attempt to create children's voices is laughable and painful at the same time. If I hear the name "Barbie" spoken in that sing-song sarcastic way I think I'll scream. As for the story itself, It really fell flat for me. I know King is all about the supernatural but this story is so ridiculous and lacks any reason for the event itself that I wanted it to end. And speaking about ending, this story could be 5 hours shorter and you wouldn't miss anything. Kings attempts at humor by interjecting stupid one liners at the most inopportune moments is frustrating. I found myself telling the character "shout up and answer the question", it more important than your joking". So you see I didn't really care for this story. King can and has done much better. But to each his own. P.S. Raul, look for another line of work!