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Under The Dome: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Raul Esparza

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2009

Duration: 35 hours 0 minutes


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  • Ronbo

    Having strayed from the Stephen King genre for many years, I was intrigued by the premise of this novel: an entire town is held captive within its geographic boundaries by an impenetrable dome of unknown origin. After taking its time to establish the main characters, the story unfolds rapidly and the conclusion is somewhat satisfying. I have no complaints about this book. I was truly entertained. As an audio book listener for the better part of 20 years, I must give the highest compliment to Raul Esparza, the broadway actor who narrated this book for 30 CDs of material. An impressive Herculean effort. Esparza's characterizations were great, and his entire performance was flawless.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Tom

    I have rented a lot of his books, but this is a flat out masterpiece. It is by far the longest at 30 discs but do not let that deter you. His prose is commanding and engaging. The book is 10% sci fi and the rest social interaction of the townspeople leading up to their demise.....and can this man paint a picture with his words to detail how this happens. Do yourself a huge favor and rent this one !

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Jeff

    Stephen King delivers time and time again. I clung to every word. I can't wait for the conclusion!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Stick with it! It is incredibly long but so is all Stephen King! Good story and very entertaining!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This was just like Stephen King - I really enjoyed listening to the set and wanted more once it was complete. I don't think I've ever loathe some of the characters as much in this book. It makes you want to get in there and save the people yourself!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • KathyB

    This book had an interesting premise and I enjoyed seeing how it played out. Uncle Stevie was true to form with his detail, his good vs evil square-off, his atypical hero and villains you just love to hate. It would make an excellent television mini-series. The only reason I gave 4 stars vs. 5 was the length, which was about 3 discs too long. I confess I skipped through a few discs in the middle to move to the last few discs. Great narrator as well!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • mark w

    Narration was the best I've heard. Very impressed. Read the book a long time ago. This was much more enjoyable

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sally M

    It's been two days since I finished this book and I can't stop thinking about it. Intense would be an understatement. Very well written with a great plot, excellent pacing, fantastic character development, and plenty of unexpected happenings. By far the longest book I've ever listened to, it was well worth the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Edward D

    one of the best. and the narrative was great. so many voices and not a single one the same. sweet job sir.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • lorin

    The book comes in two deliveries.There was a month and a half between the two half's. By the time I got the second half I had forgotten the character history and there was no way to refer back. The book is LONG. I felt like King was being paid by the word. Something I see more and more these days is the black and white of characters. Everyone is all bad or all good. Well, maybe it worked in The Stand, but in the Dome it is getting a little old. Life and people, are just not all good or all bad. King seems to be getting in his delving into character development. Now, the reader, Esparza. He is just awful. He is ok with the male adult characters, but his attempts at children and young woman is hysterical. They sound like the voices that came out of my Chatty Cathy doll. And why in the WORLD would he give Renny a deep southern accent. The man was born and raised in New England. Bottom line, better use of your time is to listen to The Shinning or The Stand.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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