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.
Short review: I love King's books. I "liked" this one until the end - Stephen, "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!" I may never read a King book again.
It was moving so slow that I got bored with it about 30% into the audio book. I will force myself to finish it, I promised myself, but I cannot say it is one of the more enjoyable audio books I have listened to. There is an awful lot of atmospheric description with a tale that is short on story. I will try to get through it to see what happens with the stupid "dome" and the stupider people under it.
OK...I would normally say holy 'something else.' Raul Esparza has exactly the kind of voice and cadence and differentiation of characters that I needed to absolutely LOVE this book. Steven King's story, as I expected, is brilliant, but this voice! I'll be searching by narrator for the first time since I joined Audible.