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  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10368)
    Performance
    (5273)
    Story
    (5309)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Horrible book, horrible narrator"
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    This book may have been better if I had read it with my eyes and not listened to it. The narrator is probably the worst I've listened to in the 4 years of regular audio book listening. Every character in this fictional Maine town somehow had a surfer dude accent thanks to the narrator, and I just couldn't get past it. This mammoth book has only length in common with King's classic The Stand. The writing here is cheap, and filled with political cliches. King's own leftist liberal stances are on full display, which makes for a very tiring listen.

    This is the worst audio book I've listened to, and one of King's worst works period. It even eclipses Insomnia for dullness. Don't waste your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2315)
    Performance
    (2112)
    Story
    (2094)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "Irrelevant Strike Out"
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    While it's nice to read about the Dark Tower series characters again, this story is pretty much irrelevant to the series and inconsequential to the quest of our old friends. King's reading is lackluster and boring, and I almost fear for his health after listening to him drone on for 10 hours. The reading is uninspired, and they made a huge mistake not getting George Guidell to reprise his narration on the book. I would think that so long after the series came to an end, writing another book would mean a story of consequence or something that pertains to the series. And if King feels the need to write about Roland's past adventures, something relevant to the DT quest would be nice. Honestly, I'd save your $$ and not bother with this offering.

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