It’s been awhile since I’ve read or listened to a Stephen King novel…but for the life of me I can’t figure out why. I’ve gotten so much enjoyment out so many of his books over the years…Salem’s Lot, The Dark Tower Series, Shawshank, It, The Stand, and so many more…something about the way he writes…the way he brings the characters to life…really draws me in and makes me feel connected…and this book is no exception.
My dad recommended a King book he’d just finished…but we’d had a few…and I forgot which…so I grabbed this one because the main character was from the twin cities area. After getting a few chapters in, I was in love with the story – I called my dad to thank him, to which he replied “I said Under the Dome”, so I guess I’ll get that one next.
Anyway, point is, this book is awesome - I wouldn't say it's the best ever, but it definitely ranks among my favorites (I just hope they don’t try to make a movie or mini-series out of it). Narration is excellent. Well worth a credit!
The the intresting and unexpected way the strange stuff is brought in.
Yes but could not.
Be carful while driving, when you start yelling out, people think you are strange.
Well read. Great story development. Probably the best narration that I've heard in an audio book.
Like many King books, there is a pleasantly confusing merge between real/ethereal and past/present- when things are happening, who they're happening to and whether or not they're really happening.
Wireman (sp?). Well written and narrated. Fun quirky oldish guy.
Book loses steam near the end- as many King books do, but the overall story, characters and buildup make up for it.
Yes, John Slattery did an excellent job reading this book.
As with every King novel, the best thing about this book is how it starts off in a believeable situation and gradually turns into something horrible and terrible. The story was well paced and kept you wanting to listen to another chapter.
It was RED. (of course)
This was a great story and one of the better paced King books. John Slattery's performance was excellent.
Grand story, well-written, about a man overcoming disastrous life events while entering a phase of his life that is dark, deadly and life-changing. The array of characters in this novel are memorable and well-drawn. This is another great one from Stephen King.
I have listened to Duma Key twice already beacuse it is such a great story and presented so well; it is like watching the movie in my head
Elizabeth Eastlake was my favorite character, probably because we are invited into her life stretching from her childhood to a death that anyone could hope for - doing what you enjoy.
I haven't listened to his reading before, but I would listen to another book just because of his ability to communicate the story so well. He is clear and his voice is easy to listen to.
Wireman's death moved me because how true it is that we always think there will be time.
you won't be dissapointed, roses do bloom in shells!
Classic Stephen King, exciting, enthralling, captivating. Don't hesitate to listen to this amazing book. Cudos to John Slattery, read with feeling and depth of character.
Typically I do not turn to a Stephen King novel. However I was delightfully surprised. Character and scene development excellent. As a physician having experience with traumatic brain injury, Mr. King hit the noggin on the head. Imaginative. Turned on my ipod every second possible.
Definitely! Great voice to listen to - not dull and droning as I found in the Hunger Games reading. My son and husband love the performer. While I found it irritating. I will look for other novels performed by John Slatterly.
Intricacy of plot; knockout lines, like...."I never saw her again."
Edgar and Wireman were both delightful. True friends who come to the rescue are hard to find. They meshed beautifully.
Edgar, his plight because of his disability; the compelling "calling" by Duma Key.
Loved it! What a mind! Tell Mr. King we have a five bedroom home on a ranchette near Cheyenne, Wyoming. He'd be welcome anytime. His allusions are always immediate (love the Nebraska ones; we just moved from Nebraska!), as we are the same age...EVERYTHING appeals! I GOT the reference, "This your brain; this is your brain on canvas."
The reader of this book did a fabulous job!
This book was wonderfuly done. I couldnt stop listening!
Just the right amount of crazy! Not overly done nor under done. They keep you wondering.
I will be honest I am horrible with names unless i hate them.... and i dont remember this one even after just finishing the book which must mean i REALY like him =).
Not so much laugh, although there were a few tears but not to many. It's more of a keep you on your toes kind of book. Love it!