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Brandon

Austin, TX, United States

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  • Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (639)

    A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

    Jaimie says: "A good book and narration"
    "Very bizarre..."
    Overall

    This book was a hard listen at first. I actually put it down about a quarter of the way through to read another book. I then came back to it. Surprisingly, as soon as I picked it up again, I became entrenched into it. It's not one of King's best, but it is an interesting story. I personally think he does a fantastic job at narrating his own book. Yeah his voice is a little weird, but so are his stories...

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10143)
    Performance
    (5054)
    Story
    (5088)

    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.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Breathtaking!"
    Overall

    The subject sums it up quite nicely. I would say this book comes quite close to "The Stand" in regard to how it pulls you in and won't let go. The narrator does a great job with distinguishing between the characters tones and personalities; however, his voice and reading style are quite bland. All-in-all, the story was magnificent, and I would recommend it to anyone who is a die hard fan of Stephen King.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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