We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Under the Dome Audiobook

Under the Dome: A Novel

Regular Price:$46.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens - town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing - even murder - to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

©2009 Stephen King; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (13591 )
5 star
 (6556)
4 star
 (4462)
3 star
 (1645)
2 star
 (543)
1 star
 (385)
Overall
4.3 (8275 )
5 star
 (4303)
4 star
 (2462)
3 star
 (1023)
2 star
 (295)
1 star
 (192)
Story
4.4 (8233 )
5 star
 (4940)
4 star
 (2206)
3 star
 (754)
2 star
 (188)
1 star
 (145)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    David Scottsbluff, NE, USA 04-08-10
    David Scottsbluff, NE, USA 04-08-10 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best in Years"

    I have been reading Stephen King for over 30 years and this is his best in many years. It rivals "The Stand" and "It" and any King reader knows that means it is great. This is the first of King's books I listened to instead of reading, and the narration added to the enjoyment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Kindell Scottsbluff, Nebraska 04-08-10
    David Kindell Scottsbluff, Nebraska 04-08-10 Member Since 2015

    Proud Grandpa

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    141
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best in Years"

    I have been reading Stephen King for over 30 years and this is his best in many years. It rivals "The Stand" and "It" and any King reader knows that means it is great. This is the first of King's books I listened to instead of reading, and the narration added to the enjoyment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Justine Barrington , IL, USA 04-06-10
    Justine Barrington , IL, USA 04-06-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "The Little Engine That Could"

    When I saw the length of the book initially I wondered how interesting it could be. Surely there were going to be gaping moments of stagnation and slowness to the plot. I could not belive that King was able to write something on every page that left me wanting to hear more. There were so many characters how the narrator was able to keep all thier voices straight is mind boggeling. This is by far the best book I have ever listend to. It is a fantastic story that left me wondering not only about our place in the cosmos but about the ugly side of our human condition and what it is that makes some people give there best under pressure while some ultimatley do thier worst.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Samantha sacramento, CA, United States 04-02-10
    Samantha sacramento, CA, United States 04-02-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Fabulous!"

    This was a wonderful book. I was engrossed the entire time, which is saying a lot given it is 34 hours. Get it for sure!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Leslie's Books 03-31-10 Member Since 2016

    I love Historical Fiction, SF, and a good thriller. listening to audio books affords me a better use of my time by listening to book while driving, working, or doing chores .

    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    150
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    2
    Overall
    "A little long"

    I wanted to love it.
    I love the author.
    Since his epic story "The Stand"
    Nothing has made that big a stand.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Angela Bennett Tujunga, CA USA 03-31-10
    Angela Bennett Tujunga, CA USA 03-31-10 Member Since 2011

    NooSphereNow Enthusiast

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good book great reader"

    Steven King is up to his usual tricks here. Great character development, lots of them too. There are lots of gruesome details only King could thinnk of. But what really made this a 5 star experience was reader Raul Esparza's fantastic command of character voices, accents and genders. His detailed portrayal of more than ten characters was stunning to say the least and really lent to the reality of the story. Well done!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-25-10 Member Since 2008

    Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    330
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good book, better narrator"

    Had trouble turning it off at times although there were parts of the story I could have done without. The narrator's character voices kept running through my head long after I had finished the story. I also kept casting the movie version while listening. Wouldn't Matt Frewer make a great Phil Bushey?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA 03-25-10
    Michael Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA 03-25-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Not so typical King, but worth it."

    I read many of the reviews trying to decide whether I wanted to invest the time on this massive book. I decided to give it a go and although it was not one of my King favorites, I was not disappointed. Like other King novels, the more I listened, the more I realized that I was hooked. I began to admire his skill in creating a town with all the complex relationships of the townspeople. The portrayal of the darker side of human beings has always been a King trademark, though it is not always comfortable. He is talking about you and me, isn't he?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelli Meridian, ID, United States 03-24-10
    Kelli Meridian, ID, United States 03-24-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    42
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "It's Steven King"

    If you are a Stephen King fan you won't be disappointed by this one. It is one of the best, and also has an apt message for our times. I don't mind listening to a bit of a sermon on the way we treat one another and our planet in the context of such a solid story from an author who could make a soup label engrossing. Yep, it's long, so plan on maybe getting to the gym or something with a portable player and enjoy it. Character development is excellent, so take the time to really get to know and love or hate each character and their little town, then watch the carnage unfold. There may be a very little fowl language, oh, and plenty of gruesome death, gore, evil incarnate. Horror is what King is known for and once again the scariest bits are the ones that we see within our own nature.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jay Saugus, MA, United States 03-19-10
    Jay Saugus, MA, United States 03-19-10 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    317
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Imagine Lord of the Flies, by Stephen King"

    I was blown away by this book. The length was daunting, but after reading it I have no idea what I would have cut. Every scene is important and the story moves at a rather brisk pace. I loved Lord of the Flies when I first read it. Having just finished UtD I no longer have to imagine what Stephen would have done with the same material.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.