- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 34 hours and 29 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: October 20, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002WEBBOG
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Under the Dome: A Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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In case you haven't read any of the reviews for Under the Dome "Part 1," be aware....and BEWARE. This is NOT a sequel to Under the Dome. Greedy publishers have made a horrible decision to take the original 1,000 page novel and split it into two parts. If you fall for this and buy both Part 1 and Part 2, you will have paid more for the book than you would in some other formats, but the worst part of this is the treatment of those readers who don't like paying around $20 or more for a new hardcover or around $15 for a new large paperback, who wait for the smaller mass market paperback to buy a writer's newest book. Those readers now will have to pay the same amount as everyone else for the book because they'll have to buy two paperbacks at regular price to get the whole story. When I was younger, I didn't have money in my budget to buy brand new hardcovers, so when the small paperback finally came out, I'd get it for about $7 and be able to read the story. A few years ago, beginning with the book Cell, they increased the size of Stephen King mass market paperbacks and raised the price to $10. That apparently wasn't enough, as now they want you to pay for two books to get one full story. It can't have anything to do with the quantity of pages in the book; they've printed regular sized, regular priced paperbacks before of the novels It and The Stand: Complete and Uncut. This boils down to misleading advertising and a desire to squeeze as much out of loyal readers as possible. Not a good move.
**Update** It's nice to see that Amazon has finally added a "Product Alert" in the description of this half-book. It should have been done immediately upon the book's release, but I guess better late than never. Maybe not for all the people who got duped into buying it initially, however.
I think that (what he said) was disrespectful to himself! If showed me that he knew the producers were going pretty much astray from his book, and he was allowing it!
With that all said, his book...you are cheating yourself out of a masterpiece of the WRITER Stephen King if you miss reading this book.
The ending? Really?I don't want to spoil it. I will say he has human behavior in stressful situations down pat. When in doubt, act like your brain was taken over by an idiot and shoot it, stuff it, or eat it.
Stephen King has a knack for exploiting crazed religious fanatics. Rennie always notices the evil in others, as he quotes scripture and talks of God's wrath, while ignoring the fact that he's the most evil person in the town. The level headedness of some of the others, especially Dale Barbara (aka Barbie - short order cook, decorated army veteran) and Julia Shumway (editor and publisher of the local newspaper) reminds us that sanity still exists here.
The crazed antics of the town's people and their shared need to survive in a town covered in a mysterious dome kept my interest throughout. At first, everything (cars, trucks, planes, birds, and even people) crashes into the indiscernible dome. But unimaginable terror hits home when the air becomes stale, and breathing becomes more and more difficult; murder and death runs rampant. And people become mad and hysterical when faced with such conflict. Anything can and will happen when folks realize that they're secluded and shut off from the rest of the world. Let the show begin!