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Casey

Metairie, LA, USA

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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
    (10563)
    Performance
    (5450)
    Story
    (5494)

    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.

    Russell says: "Glad I Listened to 11-22-63 First"
    "I fell under Stephen King's macabre spell again!"
    Overall

    Under the Dome was the first Stephen King audiobook I've listened to. I began reading Stephen King when I was 12 years old (I'm 28 now), and, for some reason, I stopped reading his books and expanded the scope of my reading to other genres. However, when I joined Audible, I decided to give King's new book a listen. This audiobook renewed a spark in me that has been lying dormant for the last ten years. Raul Esparza's narration was exceptional and captivating and I found myself being able to identify the characters based on his change in voice. As for the story itself, I enjoyed it and it was difficult for me to put my iPod down. However, I was hoping for an ending that went beyond the brief time after the dome was lifted, just to see how everyone was adjusting due to the physical devastation and psychological trauma all of the characters experienced in Chester's Mill. I was also hoping that Jim Rennie would have died a more gruesome death (terrible, I know, but I hated that guy)! Overall, it was a terrific read and I will be listening to more SK audiobooks. Thanks, Stephen, for helping me rediscover how much I love your writing!

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  • The Pact

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (736)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (297)

    The Hartes and the Golds have been neighbors for 18 years and are very close. So when Chris and Emily's friendship reaches the next level, nobody is surprised. Then one night, the hospital calls. Seventeen-year-old Emily is dead - shot in the head by a gun Chris took from his father's cabinet. One bullet remains in the chamber, and Chris tells of his suicide pact with Emily. But the police have questions, and soon Chris is on trial for murder.

    Patti says: "Getting Repetitive"
    "A brilliant story-not the best choice of narrator"
    Overall

    Overall, I really enjoyed The Pact. Jodi Picoult's formulation and style is brilliant. It was the first Jodi Picoult book that I've listened to. However, I did not care for George Guidall's narration. His voice seemed too mature for most of the characters in the novel and his tone of voice sounds as if he should be performing Shakespeare. I would recommend reading this book rather than listening to the audiobook version.

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