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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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    Troy Waterloo, IN, USA 01-27-10
    Troy Waterloo, IN, USA 01-27-10 Member Since 2016
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    "True Steven King"

    This had all the feeling of previous Steven King. He makes you want to kill the bad guys yourself. I like how many characters you get to follow on the journey to hell. Good details on the dome and its effects on nature and the human nature. Reminds us how fast people can turn BAD.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melody Campbell, CA, USA 01-26-10
    Melody Campbell, CA, USA 01-26-10
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    "Boring"

    The Narrator is good but I'm finding this book pretty boring. Overall I have to say it's a disappointment after reading some of the positive reviews. Wish I hadn't wasted my credit.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-25-10

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    "A Freight Train of a Listen"

    Vintage Stephen King. The character and plot depth are reminiscent of "The Stand". A real barn-burner (pun intended), I tried to ration my listening time, but just had to know what happened next.
    The narrator's mis-pronunciations are a little jarring, (Chin-ook and not Shin-ook for the helicopter, Dumb-a-jen for what is likely DuMagen)but the material more than makes up for it.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mondobelly 01-25-10
    Mondobelly 01-25-10
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    "Enjoyed the story."

    I really enjoyed the plot and narration but was very disappointed when the book ended and I knew that there was another 7 hour chapter to listen to. The chapter that came labeled as part 5 was actually chapter 1. I had wondered through the story how some of the characters had developed but took it for granted that I wasn't supposed to know yet. If you want to hear the story in order, be sure to start with the chapter that begins with "who are you looking for" Of course on the bright side, listening this way is almost like having a "prequel". Two stories for the price of one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael W Kent, WA, USA 01-25-10
    Michael W Kent, WA, USA 01-25-10
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    "A Great Story"

    Stephen King as always does an awesome job of getting you emotionally attached to the characters. I cannot wait to see this in the theatres soon.

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    Jeff Trinity, FL, United States 01-24-10
    Jeff Trinity, FL, United States 01-24-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Booooooooring"

    One of his worst books. Not worth the credit or the hours.

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    Jim Ollie, IA, USA 01-24-10
    Jim Ollie, IA, USA 01-24-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Grabs you right away"

    I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed me from the beginning and held on to me to the end. King likes to grab your emotions and toy with them, and this books is certainly no exception.

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    Jeff Beaverton, OR, USA 01-23-10
    Jeff Beaverton, OR, USA 01-23-10
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    "Solid Work By King - Good Narrator"

    This story pulled me in within the first few minutes. I couldn't put my iPhone down for the last 10 hours. There's something about King's writing style that immerses me into his stories like no other. Under the Dome is no exception. I read some reviews that criticized the narrator, but I really liked him. A bad narrator can ruin a great story & I was a little worried that would be the case here based on some review comments. I liked Raul's reading style from the sample & wasn't disappointed after listening to the full book. He really brought the characters to life with his reading. Admittedly, the voices he gave for a few characters didn't quite work for me, but what he added to the story is far more than what he took away. I really liked him overall & look forward to hearing more of his work on Audible in the future.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Grand Isle, VT, USA 01-21-10
    Michael Grand Isle, VT, USA 01-21-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen"

    Wicked good listen. 35 hours moves at light speed. Really enjoyed the narrator.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tyeast Glenn Dale, MD, United States 01-21-10
    Tyeast Glenn Dale, MD, United States 01-21-10
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    "too long"

    Fairly engaging but too long. characters were stereotypical and stale. Steven King is trapped in a rut and is recycling characters and themes. I was dying to get to the end, not out of curiosity (the ending was predictable) but because of sheer exhaustion.

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