This book is in my opinion, one of Kings best. The story flows wonderfully all the way through. Constant suspense, drama, and terror, with a little humor mixed in. It reached a point that seemed to be the end, where everything seems to be coming together and the excitment is at a climax, and I realized there was still five hours to go. It was a pleasant discovery as I didn't want it to end. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end.
John Slattery is wonderful. This is one of those books where the narrator really brings it from a C+/B- to an A.
The story itself was good, though I wanted a bit more from it. The obvious solution to Edgar's problem would make for a much shorter book. We'll imagine his mind was clouded by the goings-on around him. Loved anything and all that pertained to Elizabeth. She and Wireman stole the show.
What I liked about this book is how King took me down the road of dealing with a physical trauma. He delved successfully into the concept of starting that second life after the first one tragically ends. The relationships in this book are solid and well developed. The fear factor at a nice sizzle. A well narrated ride!
I am a great fan of Stephen King. This was not a good book. I used my credit for this audiobook on the glowing reviews of readers and am now wondering if "the ballot box was stuffed". This has to be one of the most boring, uninspiring books written by Stephen King. It took me 3 weeks to get through the first 2 hours because I did not look forward to the next chapters. Purchase at your own risk!
The first half of the book started with a main character and supporting characters that intrigued me. I was really enjoying the build up until it started to unravel in the second half of the book. I felt as though I was being given a canned, reprocessed, manufactured ending. I felt King just gave up on this book or was forced to finish the book to meet a deadline.
I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Shadows of Self
This was my Stephen King book after 7 years. I had stopped reading his novels because of his repetitive horror stories. I picked Duma Key 'coz my friend reccommended it to me and it was really good until the climax. The book develops a really good story and the listener would feel great about the protaginist's rehabilitation but then it goes back to stephen king's mediocre horror style. Maybe it would be one of the better books of King but definitely I would not reccommend it to anyone.
This was my first audiobook. Being a Stephen King fan, I thought I'd download Duma Key and give it a try. Loved the narrator and I had a hard time going to bed at night! I just wanted to keep listening.