This was the first SK novel that I have ever read. I saw a couple of his movies, but hated the scary factor. Never really interested me that much.
Decided to buy after a friend highly recommended it to me. I began listening to this book, "Oh My GOD!!" I spent long nights listening. It started a little slow but it built up very quickly. Everything was so vivid in my minds eye. I even got my wife to listen to the book and she hates audiobooks.
Very well done. I live in Florida and I am looking for Duma Key just for curiosity which of course does not exists, but you never know...
"I can do this..."
This is perfection...To hear Stephen Kings words made this book come so alive for me. The story combines elements that I love, family intrigue, horror, mystery, the ocean, and best of all-the interactions between friends. I just love Kings converational style...loved it, loved it, loved it!
I have to admit that I haven't read an SK novel in quite a while as they just hadn't been able to keep my interest. This one is like having the old SK back. He has been able to translate his physical comeback from his own life altering accident into making this character very real and believeable. The secondary characters are also very real and likeable. I really enjoyed the narrator as well. It was hard to put down and I recommend it highly!
Both the story and narration were excellent. Stephen King is a master story teller creating characters and plots that resonate long after you have finished reading/ listening. [If you liked the "The Ruins" by Scott Smith, you will like this book.] And, Mr Slatterly was THE perfect reader for this book!!
I'd about given up on SK. I'd been a fan for years but the last several just couldn't hold my interest enough to finish them. Now, I can't stop listening to Duma Key. I'm only 2/3 through the book and can't wait to finish. It makes me want to move to Florida and start painting.
Just a guy who likes to read... errr... listen.
This was a great novel from King. I tend to agree with the last review that Lisey's Story was a little off, but Duma Key is a great listen. It was one of those that I just didn't want to stop listening to. If you're a fan of King, you'll want to listen to this book!
While I can only picture Billy Crystal when I hear John Slattery read, he certainly conveys Stephen King's literary voice. Except for King himself, I don't think any reader thus far has done justice to SK's stories in terms of emphasis and timing. After wading through "Cell" I thought I wouldn't read any more Stephen King but this book shows promise that he might still have something.
Far longer than the story (or characters) warrant. A crisp, promising start had my hopes up. Had to force myself to stick with it until the end...and then felt let down. Sorry folks.
Interesting book but the "artistic" liberties taken regarding the supernatural characters were inconsistent and very odd. I seem to be in the minority here but this is a long listen and it dragged on for me.