i don't normally write a review, but i had to in this case. i read some reviews...mostly popular,but i couldn't help but feel upset by some of the negative stuff. cell takes us to familiar ground in kings writing style. particularly the dead zone and pet semetary. ofcourse some may feel that he is repeating himself...i say in style only...and for this i am very glad. the premise may be an end of the world senario, but the style belongs to king alone. the amount of goosebumps generated from this work alone is enough to give it a 5 star rating. whenever you can feel for a character or characters you know you are in the middle of a good yarn. this is the first full length novel since king retired and i could feel the natural flow of a gripping and downright horrifing story. personally i loved this book and hope stephen king stays retired for many years to come.
I did like the book, but somewhere in the middle I almost had a feeling that no ending would be possible out of this incredibly tragic Armageddon. I was surprised to find out that it was true, the ending was not there at all. It felt almost as if the author cornered himself and could not find any kind of answer to anything... there was just no resolution, which made the story so unbearably sad. You understand that even if the outcome of the last action proves to be positive, the world has truly come to an end, and there is no way out... Kist left be, very, very sad. But I did like it. :)
This was enjoyable enough for flight time listening, but it got pretty silly for my tastes. What is worse yet it seems unnecessarily so (i.e. putting in something outlandish that doesn't even remain consistent to the story's presumptions, let alone doing so with as few non-reality presumptions as possible, but that doesn't even add anything to some other part of the story, is just a dead end). So well narrated for sure, and that makes up for a lot, but can't really recommend it.
It's written by Stephen King, who is a great story teller, I really got in to the main characters, I would recommend this to anyone who likes Zombie books.
Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.
Sometime I wondered if King wrote the book due to lack of back stories, overall a decent book that will overall make the listening worth it.
I loved this book! I would recommend anyone read it that is into a little Sci-Fi. Loved the way it kept you going back for more.
Clayton and Jordan were my favorites, Clayton was the thinker and Jordan was the Brain.
I loved listening to Campbell read, his voice matched the main character to a T
At Least we Did Something!
Definitely a must read! Makes you think twice about your cell phone. But with the way the ending was I hope there will be a part 2.
Take two things I love, Zombies and King books.
This isn't a horror story this is a thriller with a crazy plot that should scare anyone. Honestly, this helped fill in a gap on The Walking Dead for me. As a tech enthusiast I find techno-thrillers as a cautionary tale entertaining. This is a good book for you if you follow the last sentence.
My husband gave me this book for Valentine's Day last year.....and I was VERY excited to read it being a forever diehard Stephen King fan. He did not disappoint me at all with this book......it was gruesome gore and quirky humor and intense stress from page 3 until the end. The story was pretty depressing and sad.....considering the fact that all mankind can be wiped out by a pulse sent thru cell phones. If you are into zombies.....searching for a beloved child........intense frightening situations.....and quirky humor when you least expect it.....then you will love this book!
kept me on the edge of my seat. Although most reviews don't like the ending I think it was just fine. I do rather a twist and to have something sinister lurking in the background.
I loved this book, the narration and story were great. The pacing was great. The characters were realistic...but I honestly hated the ending. It felt like there should have been more explanation. It reminded me of the last scene of The Sopranos. :(
Clay, because I felt that he behaved similar to how I think I would behave in that situation.
Excellent voice acting. There were times when you could really feel the tension.
Don't pick up the phone...