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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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    Liberty East C/O J.B. East 12-16-09
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    "Sci-fi"

    Glad I didn't get caught in there! It was good. I think all King is good. It gave me pause. It disturbed me. It wasn't exactly horror, but it made me admit horrible things to myself. I didn't want to go back and listen again right away. Maybe never. It will stick with me. Richard Bachman. Again, disturbing, but not horrifying. Good listen.

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    User33 Sacramento, CA 12-16-09
    User33 Sacramento, CA 12-16-09 Member Since 2009
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    "First King was good"

    Avid reader but surprisingly I have never read Stephen King before. King and Under the Dome get great scores in all the areas I care about: No boring spots, interesting characters, realistic dialog. I am looking for another Stephen King book to read now.

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    Alex Indianapolis, IN, USA 12-16-09
    Alex Indianapolis, IN, USA 12-16-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Addictive"

    Loved it. The narrator helped to keep the characters straight with changes in tone and accent. King at his best.

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    Just a tsp San Antonio TX 12-15-09
    Just a tsp San Antonio TX 12-15-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Keep em coming King"

    top 10 of his works. A little drug out at times but almost had to be to get the whole picture and get truly involved with the characters and circumstances.

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    Joy Annapolis MD United States 12-14-09
    Joy Annapolis MD United States 12-14-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great Stephen King Novel"

    Clearly from reading the reviews, you either love this story or hate it. I just finished the book and have been glued to my Ipod for the past 4 days. I think he nailed the worst and best of humanity's qualities & emotions. Out of the 30 plus hours of the story I thought that somewhere in the middle a couple of hours were a little slow but not enough to stop me from giving this book anything but 5 stars. Raul did a great job of narrating as well.

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    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 12-14-09
    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 12-14-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Vintage King"

    I started reading King with Pet Semetary which I considered a morality tail (ie., what would you do if you could bring a loved one back from the dead). That volume really interested me. Later I went through Cujo which was entertaining. I put this current volume in the same group as The Stand which really approaches the human condition. Here King aptly presents ordinary people in an ordinary town facing an extraordinary circumstance and their resulting behavior. If you have not read King in the past you might want to give this volume a listen. If you are a King fan, you will not be disappointed. King written and well read by Raul Esparza.

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    Richard Woodstock, NY, USA 12-13-09
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    "Incredible"

    I am not a big King fan... but this is unlike anything. For an audio book, it was long. But not once did I wish it would speed up. Absolutely wonderful.

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    Squawkingbeak Arizona 12-13-09
    Squawkingbeak Arizona 12-13-09 Member Since 2016

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    "You have GOT to be kidding!"

    Short review: I love King's books. I "liked" this one until the end - Stephen, "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!" I may never read a King book again.

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    Arnold Atlanta, GA, United States 12-13-09
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    "Slow Slow Slow"

    It was moving so slow that I got bored with it about 30% into the audio book. I will force myself to finish it, I promised myself, but I cannot say it is one of the more enjoyable audio books I have listened to. There is an awful lot of atmospheric description with a tale that is short on story. I will try to get through it to see what happens with the stupid "dome" and the stupider people under it.

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    Erin Birmingham, AL, USA 12-11-09
    Erin Birmingham, AL, USA 12-11-09
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    "Raul Esparza--holy cow!"

    OK...I would normally say holy 'something else.' Raul Esparza has exactly the kind of voice and cadence and differentiation of characters that I needed to absolutely LOVE this book. Steven King's story, as I expected, is brilliant, but this voice! I'll be searching by narrator for the first time since I joined Audible.

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