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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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    L S 01-31-10
    L S 01-31-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book!"

    The narration was excellent and the book was very exciting and convincingly written. I haven't enjoyed a Stephen King novel this much since "The Stand."

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fred Boyles La Verne, Calif. 01-31-10
    Fred Boyles La Verne, Calif. 01-31-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Under the dome/ Twilite Zone/ Days of your life."

    I listened to it for many weeks off and on and it been several weeks since I finished listening to it. I felt like some of the characters were right out of Kings novel "Needful things", How could you not discribe evil people doing bad things in a similar way. Its as if two episodes of the Twilight Zone were combined with a soap about a sick town. I love reading Kings stories, he's my favorite author, but this is not one of his best even thou its well worth the read. I've become spoiled.

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    Steve Floyds Knobs, IN, United States 01-31-10
    Steve Floyds Knobs, IN, United States 01-31-10 Listener Since 2003

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    "Excellent characters"

    Intriguing and engaging.
    Will keep you entertained for days on end, because this thing is like 48 hours long.
    Nice job, King...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Delarg Oceanside, CA 01-30-10
    Delarg Oceanside, CA 01-30-10 Member Since 2017

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    "Under the Dome"

    As a "Maina" by birth I loved this book! Lots of local humor and a thrilling storyline. I did not like the interpretive voice of Jim Reny though - he sounded like a southerner. Thank you Steven!

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    Cecilia Des Moines, IA, United States 01-29-10
    Cecilia Des Moines, IA, United States 01-29-10

    I listen to audio books every day. I am hooked!

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    "Better Than I Expected"

    Very good. I had almost sworn off S. King.
    There are a lot of characters in this book, but don't let this stop you, as many do not survive.
    As always, King has a way with words that bring scenes to life.
    A very good value for just one credit!

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    Daisy 2 Corona, California 01-29-10
    Daisy 2 Corona, California 01-29-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't put it down - fabulous reader!!!!"

    Never been a huge King fan - usually too wordy, too discriptive and too out there for me - but i read the reviews and gave it a shot. I couldn't tell you why but i couldn't stop listening, it had me sucked in. The reader is wonderful - up there with Scott Brick and i was easily able to tell the characters apart. I'm just sorry he didn't go into thier lives after the dome.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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