So, this book was good. It was nothing like Under the Dome(I loved that book), but it was good. Its only a couple of hours long, the time invested is easy and it is great for communting. Its a fun listen,short, and entertaining.
I haven't read Stephen King in a long time. This is a nice, quick short read about a timely subject. I have many friends who love their Kindle, but I just don't know. I loved King's almost satirical look at the device, and I love how he takes an ordinary object and makes it magical and mystical. Maybe some won't like the ending, but overall, it was a great short listen. Loved it!
This is my first review but have listened to hundreds of books. My only complaint is I really wish it was longer. There is nothing better for me than a good Stephen King book. I usually would not download one this short but did because my daughter who "reads" books wants an ebook reader. Glad I did. I hope her Kindle is white........or maybe.......................
It could be said this novella is two hour commerical for Amazon (I'm sure they didn't mind anymore than Fedex did when "Cast Away" came out) but still it was a light fun story. You can't help but love Stephen King and Holter Graham was perfect.
A story centered around a Kindle is interesting enough, but with King's characteristic flair for empowering objects, it's simply irresistible. Listening to UR is like thoroughly enjoying a prolonged inside joke. It's a great little contemporary short.
Even more delightful, Holter Graham's voice and performance are strongly suited for the story. Having listened to King's audio recordings of On Writing and other miscellaneous works, I felt very comfortable with Graham's performance. It felt very in tune with the author's own voice. I look forward to more productions by the duo.
So many books, so little time...
While UR might be considered a full length book for some, really in the context of Stephen King's other work, it is a short story.
Delightful and harkening back to the days of Gray Matter, UR was a wonderful listen. It has all the twists and turns of what we love about his work.
At first I was a bit sad Stephen King didn't read this story, but Holter Graham did a Fantastic job of reading and keeping me engaged in the story, which I finished in just a few hours.
Loved UR and want more UR.
I am a Stephen King fan, however this novella was a big disappointment. The entire first half of the story is a thinly disguised advertisement for the Amazon Kindle.