The book starts out great! I couldn't stop listening to it. I stayed up late at night just to get further in the book. I wondered is this the beginning of the end? What will happen to the world? I even thought twice before answering my cell phone! Boom, Bang, Boom, the book was over, and it just seemed like he got tired of writing. The pulse of the book was great until the end! The reader had really no concrete idea what was the outcome for even the main characters. I was very let down. Maybe, there will be a sequal to answer these questions but I doubt I would buy it at this point.
I listen to most of Kings books. They are the equivalent to comfort food, for me. This story is pretty boring. Not much happens and there is absolutely no why to anything in the story. The characters come and go and you really don't have any connection to anybody.
The actual reading of the story was pretty boring. The guy didn't put to much into the reading. Very lazy and casual for such a fast paced Zombie thriller.
If you love King you will probably think this book is "ok". Otherwise get something else.
its almost like stephan king picks out ridiculous ideas for plots on purpose to see if he can make a story out of them, and most times he can, he is a great storyteller and though most of his plots are predictable they are so well told you cant stop listening. Cell falls in with great story telling,i thought that the plot was actualy less predictable then most of his other stories, and even though it sounds ike a silly idea it was really scary - the ending was a big let down unless theres a part 2? and the editing made some of the scary parts laughable because it was so bad, good reader though
I am not always a fan of Stephen King but generally enjoy most of his books. This book seemed to miss its mark somehow. I wasn't 'drawn in' to the characters, the production of the taping was not the best, and the ending was extremely weak - or a good cliff hanger for Cell II.
Completely stays with you. Couldn't put it down. Not usually a big King fan, but liked this a lot. Jumps right into the action from the very beginning. Worth the read.
Written like a classic King novel. A lot of us constant readers enjoy King not for the "scare factor", but for the "telling of the tale". It's a creepy good story with all the twisted wit and dry humor that King fans have come to know and love. A very satisfying 12 hrs and 28 mn indeed.
Good compelling story. I wasn't impressed with the production. Every so often you could really tell when something was rerecorded as the timbre of the voice would change enough to startle me. The readers voice was good I expect better taping.
This book was great to listen to, a pleasure a thousands times better than that “From a Buick 8” debacle he wrote a few years back ( one more book like this and I may forgive you for that.) I couldn’t stop listing to this book it kept me spellbound for the entire thing.
I love Stephen Kings work. I have read everything he has done, and this falls a little short. I was a great story with a week ending. It was in more of the style of his earlier works, like Pet Sematary and The Stand.
The biggest problem was that it built up to the climax, and then just ended with no payoff. I don't want to say that he was Phoning it in, because that be a really bad pun.