Reading a Stephen King book is always a sure thing for me. I know I'm going to be absorbed by the story. UR was no exception, but it felt like the story hadn't been developed enough, that it should have been longer. The ending felt sudden and unexpected, as if Mr King only had an hour left to finish the book. Regardless, I enjoyed the listen and look forward to the next journey with Mr King.
Some people may listen to this and consider it as just an ad for the Kindle, and I can understand that assumption if you only listen to the first 30-45 minutes. It is obvious that King has a liking for the device, and I cannot assume there was no marketing involved, but there is still a very good story here. Short, and to the point, it is easy to identify with the main character. I personally love the concept, and only wish it were explored in a longer format. That being said, it is definitely worth a listen.
Stephen king likes stories where people are trapped and their true natures come on display. Average Joes and outsiders become heroes, and the rich, political bigwigs show their true, evil colors. It's an entertaining story that rehashes many of King's favorite themes...nothing surprising for fans of King, but an entertaining listen from beginning to end.
I think Amazon must have paid Stephen King for every time he uses the word "kindle." There's no other explanation for this story. The premise of the story is not bad, but it's like a 2-hour commercial for Amazon's kindle product... I feel like a sucker for downloading it! I kept thinking it would get better, and it was short, so I kept listening. I wish I would have followed my gut and just turned it off after the first half hour.
A good King story to fill some time during a short road trip. It seemed to take unnecessarily long for the author to introduce the characters. But, once the story got rolling, it kept my interest.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend and make sure they knew it was a 2 chapter short story.
Wesley was my favorite character because he wanted to do the right thing. There are many things he could have done with information from the future but he chose to save lives.
Sometimes technology changes everything.
Please make it more evident that this is a short story. I was soooo disappointed that I only got two chapters of UR - I want more!
Holter Graham did a great job in narrating this novella by Stephen King. After a slow start it is vintage King as Wesley discovers the incredible power this kindle had. It explores alternate universes similar to 11-22-63, but all compacted into 2 hours of fun. I got audible free for 90 days and was able to choose three titles, and UR was one of them. I'm unsure if I'll continue beyond the trial period as its 14.95 per month
The narrator made the story interesting and believable. Who else but Stephen King would have a pink kindle that tells the future?
Any other Stephen King novel. They're all full of surprises.
He did a great job keeping the narration low key - it added to the suspense.
Wesley - he's so frightened and confused and seems to remain so throughout the story.