I'm Jessica. I love to read but find that I love to listen more. So many good books on audio now. :)
Once again he's done it. I loved this book. It gave me chills and made me think of my life and how I have lived etc.. It's a must listen, I loved The Mist and other works of his. But this one is my favorite. Thank you Stephen King!
I have to be honest, I had to listen to the first part of the book a few times before I thought I knew what was going on. After I finished the book, I went back to the beginning and it then made all the sense in the world. So after that statement - the book was a great read, and I was sorry when it ended.
I'm a big fan of Stephen King and he and I have spent many hours together over the years. I consider him a literary genius and a true American treasure; "Duma Key" proves that I'm right. This book has it all: engaging characters, beautifully drawn locations, great timing, a masterful story that unpeels like an onion and like that onion, even made me cry! Get this book and travel with Stephen King to Duma Key. It's a trip of a lifetime!
I've never been a "super-fan" of King's books but have always enjoyed them. He is certainly a master of creating characters you can totally relate to and come to love - in fact they often seem to come alive. For me, a story is nothing if I don't care about the characters. He then takes those characters and puts them into a torrent of bizarre/supernatural activity.
This book is no different. In fact, for me it has a lot of similarities to "Bag of Bones" which I completely loved. While I don't think this one was quite as good overall, it's right up there.
Definitely get it and give it a listen.
Excellent story that again shows what a superb writer Stephen King is. Enjoyed to the last page.
An outstanding read! Once you start listening you become enthralled with the characters and the imagination of the author. Best listen since the Dark Tower series.
After he gets you to know and really like the characters, Mr. King then begins the fun! At first we thought this was a new turn for the great Mr. King but his true colors soon began to show! Relax and enjoy as the two stories become one!
This is the first Stephen King I have read or listened to. The reader of this novel was wonderful and, even though I had to re-visit some of the more difficult to understand parts, I totally got it and marvel at King's story telling ability. I will be reading more of his books.
After a somewhat disappointing effort with Cel it is good to see Stephen King back to his his former form. Maybe he needed this book to exorcise his demons from the auto accident he had a while back. Duma Key had interesting characters and a good story leading up to the usual supernatural twists expected of Stephen King. For as long as it was it flows well and keeps you interested right up to the end.
Okay, so the book started kind of slow and I wasn't really sure what had happened to Mr. King. I hadn't heard anything about the book before getting it, so I thought maybe a new outlook on writing was in the offing. And then, it hit. The King mystique that does it all with just a hint and let's you do the imagination part. Much better than some of his recent efforts that try to shock it to you.