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3.00002823064436 out of 53.00002823064436 out of 53.00002823064436 out of 53.00002823064436 out of 53.00002823064436 out of 5 3.00 (70,845 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Campbell Scott Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There's a reason cell rhymes with hell.

On October 1st, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He's just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He's already picked up a gift for his long-suffering wife, and he knows just what he'll get for his boy Johnny. Why not a little treat for himself? Clay's feeling good about the future.

That changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

There are one hundred and ninety-three million cell phones in the United States alone. Who doesn't have one? Stephen King's utterly gripping, gory, and fascinating novel doesn't just ask the question "Can you hear me now?" It answers it with a vengeance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Cell is hard to put down once you’ve picked it up. There is no shortage of harrowing scenes…ascends to the level of horror…a solid, entertaining novel.” 

    George R. R. Martin, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Cell begins with a big, graphic jolt…King contemplate[s] the essential darkness of human depravity…A Hieronymus Bosch tableau of hellish depravity…A traditional King narrative studded with alarming signs of the times.” 

    New York Times

  • “Whether you are a Luddite or a mannerless cretin who can’t leave home without a headset and a phone charger, King wants you to know he has your number.” 

    USA Today

  • “A simple yet terrifying supposition…a nightmare landscape made more horrible by its proximity to the world we know.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by les | 4/14/2016

    " one of my favorites! I've read this more than a dozen times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scott Block | 2/16/2014

    " First King book that jumps right in with both feet. Usually he spends a lot of time building the characters and the story fills in around it. This did just the opposite and did it well. It was hard to put down and the characters were very likable. Made me think twice before answering my cell:) Would have liked a better ending or a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Skye Jones | 1/30/2014

    " Wow finally finished... this was an easy read and I have been meaning to read this book for years as it has only been sitting in my bookshelf for like 5-6 years ... I didn't mind the story line don't read sci-fi books so it was a totally different read then I'm used to. Wasn't happy with the ending It just stops or am I just not getting it :( I've got about 7 more of his book so hopefully they r better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hakim | 1/25/2014

    " I wasn't blown away but I liked it nevertheless. It certainly lacks action and could have done with a better ending but I found the characters well-developped and some were quite compelling. I don't want to give away any details... My advice is; if you're a SK fan, go for it. In case you're new to the world of Mr. King and you decided to give the author a shot, I would recommend picking another novel (IT, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Misery...). "

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