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Under the Dome Audiobook

Under the Dome: A Novel

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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

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    "One word... AMAZING"

    This is by far one my fav King novels to date! I loved it! It kept me focused and almost obsessed with the story and characters. It had me picturing every movement and every characters face. It was amazing!

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 02-28-10
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 02-28-10 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "An Adult Read"

    King understands there is a shell of lingo-grit smeared around the way many speak (and think). Crackle through it and there's a worthy idea underneath the emotional packaging people wear. I wish that this story had a few fewer disposable characters... I.E. people who added character to the ensemble who really form the lead character... but in a number of cases, they are overkill with respect to the author's ultimate conclusions about the content of our character. Paul Esparza is magnificent in his ability to aurally differentiate the linguistic and psychological characters in this huge cast.
    It could be shorter, but continues entertainingly thoughtful.

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    Jen Ann 02-26-10
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    "Great book!"

    Great book pure and simple. This was my first Stephen King book and I loved it. I couldn't wait to go to work so I could listen to it. I would actually work extra so I could listen! Raul Esparza was a fabulous choice to read it. He was funny and very easy to listen to.

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    Sandra ft. washington, MD, USA 02-26-10
    Sandra ft. washington, MD, USA 02-26-10 Member Since 2008
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    This was a little long but I listened at every opportunity. Scenes and events were discribed so graphically you can visualize them and feel rith there. The characters came across so clearly you feel the emotions and craziness of each. I will listen to this book again.

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    "Great Read!"

    I thought this was a very good book. Lots of characters....lots of plots and you really didn't know the answer to the "dome" until late in the book. Listened to it over a couple of weeks and became very engrossed. Thanks for another great book Mr. King!

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    "Plain and Simple"

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! If it were possible I'd have listened to it straight thru.

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    Stacey Minneapolis, MN, USA 02-21-10
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    "Too long!"

    It was a very interesting story and I wanted to get into the book. But no matter if it is an audio book or a hard copy, this book is TOO long to enjoy.

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    Dwight Bell Cambridge, MA USA 02-20-10
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    "More than a book"

    This is a very good story brought to life by a great narrator. It becomes more than a book with the life the Mr. Esparza breathes into each characters voice. It's more than a book, and more than a movie. Incredible.

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    Dion VAN HORN, TX, USA 02-19-10
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    I was spell bound from the first to the last minute.And I have A.D.D

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    June Bedford, TX, USA 02-14-10
    June Bedford, TX, USA 02-14-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Disappointing"

    I love Stephen King and think he is a master of both plot and language. However, this was such a disappointment in terms of language and character development. It started with an interesting premise and then seems like Mr. King wrote it without his usual passion and skills. I can't wait for his next novel and will consider this an anomoly.

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