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Graham

I love stories! Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery and more. Life without stories is not a life. Steven King, Awesome! Audible, Sweet

Downer, Australia | Listener Since 2008

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  • Cell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world. Within hours, those receiving calls would become insane, or die.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent"
    "A Novel Concept for a Novel!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was happy enough overall with the time spent listening to this story. This is an interesting take on what is really still a new and evolving technology.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    For me, I would have liked to hear more of a why angle to the story. Who did what and for what hoped outcome. I would also have liked to have made the finish a little more final, that is unless this is to be a series of books.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator didn't really give each of the characters their own 'voices'. It may be that the producer or the author wanted to keep the vocalisation as it is to more match the plot and the occurances. I would be interested to hear this same story read by John Slattery who did such a fantastic job of Duma Key.


    Could you see Cell being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This could be made a movie but not so much as a series. I would like to see Colin Cunningham as the lead for this one. He plays a great role in Falling Skys and for my money, I think he would fit well as Clay Riddel but this is now moot as John Cusak is to play this part in an upcoming Movie. A search on the net will get you all that detail, but you may want to be careful before you go listening to any audio clips from the movie!!


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't King's best story, however it is worth listening to. That of course is my opinion of the story and the performace of Cambell Scott as heard from Audible. If you like unique stories and you have a taste for the thriller/horror and even some drama, have a listen to this one. I am going to listen to it again and some books I have listened to, I delete outright. Hope this helps in your choice of listening selections!
    Cheers,
    Graham.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    A man discovers an incredible talent for painting after a freak accident in which he loses an arm. He moves to a "new life" in Duma Key, off Florida's West Coast - a deserted strip, part beach, part weed-tangled reef, owned by a patroness of the arts whose twin sisters went missing in the 1920s. Here, Freemantle is inspired to paint the amazing sunsets. But soon the paintings become predictive, even dangerous.

    Graham says: "King back to best!"
    "King back to best!"
    Overall

    I have been a Stephen King fan for I guess two decades. Duma Key is a fresh novel from King. This is the first audio book I have listened to by Stephen King and I was impressed. John Slattery does an excellent job of bringing the book to life, he makes you feel like you know the characters personaly.
    If you like mystery/horror/drama/murder novels, then this is one you will be more than happy with.

    The storyline starts out strong and never takes a backward step. At times if I closed my eyes, I could almost smell the salt air and see Wyerman and Muchacho sitting under the umbrella drinking iced green tea.
    Loved it! Will listen to it again and will probably read the book as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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