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Under the Dome

A Novel
Auteur(s): Stephen King
Narrateur(s): Raul Esparza
Durée: 34 h et 24 min
Catégories: Littérature, Horreur
4.5 out of 5 stars (252 évaluations)

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Description

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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Great book recommend !

Well it’s me again the guy who has been reading every Stephen king book he can get his hands on, this book starts off a little slow but quickly catches your attention for the other 99% of the book there are a lot of characters and a lot of things happening in the book at the same time that affect everything in this “dome” where no one can get out and no one can get in! Who knows who could be under the dome when it appears! The performance of the reader of this book was another reason it was so enjoyable the reader is the KEY to a good story and this guy nailed it and made me hater and love character much more than I would by reading the paperback, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did -GW

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  • Au global
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Another great Stephen King story.

Great book. Narrator was not my favorite. but still did an ok job. But a great King story.

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Need another man to hate?

This was a terrific listen. Interesting parallels between the real world and the dome. Always love Stephen King stories. Much different from the series that played last year on tv

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Good story

This novel had me from the very start but the ending wasn’t what I was thinking at all. #Audible1

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Took Some Time to Get Going; the Payoff Was Worth

Firstly, Raul Esparza does an amazing job narrating the book. He has a vocal variety that breathes life into a massive cast of characters and allows you to instantly recognize who is speaking. He's one of the better narrators I have heard.

The book itself was enjoyable, but I found it took me close to half way (something like 14 hours) to really get into. It does get more and more exciting as events get out of hand, and without revealing spoilers, for commend King on his attention to detail on the scientific side of what issues the dome would cause.

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Great read

Very different from the short lived tv show! Much more engaging. I did not like the narration at first but eventually it grew on me.

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One of the finest.

I absolutely loved listening to this amazing novel, with an amazing story line. Thanks King.

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I missed the point so I blame myself

Immerse yourself without reservation in the quirky characters to get full enjoyment in this story.

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Would recommend

The narrator had issues with a Maine accent. It sounded more southern than Yankee. Other than that, it is a good production.

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it was allllright.

i don't know why it was so highly rated or compared to his early work. the ending was i good

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  • Pedro Martinez
  • 2010-10-28

Under the dome: more like under the boredom

Too long, boring at times, it seemed that everyone under the dome were not smart enough to predict, or understand what was going on, the "heroes" were a bunch of teenagers, the supposed colonel had no leadership, good judgment or guts - basically Col. "Barbie" was a jelly back, wimp.
TERRIBLE book, I listen and listen waiting for the town people to "wake up and smell the coffee".

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  • EAHBMH
  • 2018-12-21

can't finish this one

struggling to finish. narrator bored me. not his best story. too many charachter mentioned in passing, then comes back to them for a bigger role leaving me trying to figure out who they are. first king book I've not finished.

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  • Sherifatu
  • 2013-11-13

I hated it!!! I like the show though

What would have made Under the Dome better?

The story is hard to follow, and I do not understand.

Would you recommend Under the Dome to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I would tell them to get another book.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Yes it had no LIFE

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Suzie
  • 2013-10-14

Disappointing to say the least.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, this book was not representative of other Stephen King work. Yes, there was lots of character development, but instead of interweaving their stories,I didn't really care about these people. It seemed like the bullies prevailed and there was no retribution, no payback. A few characters stood out, but they weren't especially heroic and never stood up to the bullies. Also, I wasn't buying that this town fell apart in less than a week. It seemed like a quick way to wrap up the story-- just kill nearly everyone. I wasted a lot of hours listening to this book-- I stuck it out to the bitter end and hoped that the story would redeem itself. It did not.

What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

There's usually a lesson to be learned in Stephen King's books. The underdogs prevail-- not without losses or trials, but they, or their message, prevails.

Have you listened to any of Raul Esparza’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to Raul Esparza before and I thought he did an excellent job. I would gladly listen to a book narrated by him again in the future.

Was Under the Dome worth the listening time?

No. At the end, the author thanked his editor-- this book would have benefited from a lot more editing. It was too long, plain and simple.

Any additional comments?

I was really disappointed because the book seemed lazily constructed. It was a good idea that ran out of steam. Killing off the characters just to end the book was an unsatisfactory end to the book that had promise when it started.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Val
  • 2013-09-06

the worst book I've read

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Very long and dragging. Leaves you with the bad mood after listening. Had to skip to the end to find find out what happened. What a waist of my credits.

What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

story

What aspect of Raul Esparza’s performance would you have changed?

nothing

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

anger, sadness

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • J. Slutzky
  • 2013-08-21

crap book, awful narrator

What would have made Under the Dome better?

EDITING

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not narrated by Raul Esparza.

How could the performance have been better?

A producer or decent narrator. Plus if SK had spent more than a drunken binge writing this.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes. SK still keeps it exciting, despite the horrible small talk.

Any additional comments?

eh

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  • joyce
  • 2013-06-26

dome covers town....dark and stupid shock factor.

What would have made Under the Dome better?

maybe I am not the audience for this type of book. It is 90% silly garbage to gross you out. thought this author had more talent.

What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

more story and less blood and guts. totally unrealistic. insulting to your intelligence

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Raul Esparza?

not the problem. he did fine

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

insult

Any additional comments?

run out of material mr king?

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Sang
  • 2010-04-22

The most boring book ever.

What is the point of this book? It has been a torture listening to this so called story. There is hardly any action what so ever.

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Alejandra
  • 2010-05-26

Utterly BOOOOOOOOORING!

What a disappointment. I heard the first 7 hours (the book is 5 parts and each one is about 7hrs) and I was hoping to be engaged by the book by it, I was not, I skipped to the 3rd part to see if it got any better, it did not. The characters are not deep, the situations are boring, everything is just bad. The plot and the idea is intriguing but badly executed. Don't waste your money on this book, it's not even worth a credit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2010-02-07

under the dud

The ending was weak. Wouldn't waste my time.

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