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3.00001365635157 out of 53.00001365635157 out of 53.00001365635157 out of 53.00001365635157 out of 53.00001365635157 out of 5 3.00 (73,226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Raúl Esparza Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On October 21st in an unknown year, a small town in Maine suddenly finds itself trapped Under the Dome.

Chester's Mill is a relatively small town, where it's typical that not much ever happens. Or at least that's how the town's officials would like it to appear. Under its peaceful surface, Chester's Mill is actually awash with corruption. Government officials double as drug dealers, and fight one another for control of both the town and the local meth operation.

In the midst of this hotbed of corruption lives former Army Captain Dale "Barbie" Barbara, who wants nothing more than to leave Chester's Mill behind him for good. As a local dispute grows into a larger problem, Barbie makes his plans to exit the town. Unfortunately for him, he has waited too long to do so. A barrier of unknown origin and substance suddenly forms around the small town, separating it from the outside world and killing many in the process, including the local police chief. Barbie is trapped in the one place he doesn't want to be.

Separated from the rest of civilization, Chester's Mill soon finds itself in chaos. Local care salesman, selectman, and meth dealer Big Jim sets himself up as the boss of the town, and expands the local police force into his personal militia. Meanwhile, the President reinstates Barbie to the Army and attempts to place him in charge of Chester's Mill until such time as The Dome (as it has come to be called) can be removed.

As competing authorities and interests clash, the fate of Chester's Mill hangs in the balance. Will the source of The Dome be discovered? Can Barbie win control of the town? Or will the corrupt dictatorship of Big Jim carry the day? Listen to Under the Dome and find out!

Stephen King is a bestselling American horror novelist. A resident of Maine (the setting for many of his books), King has penned such classics as Cujo, The Green Mile, and Salem's Lot. King has won nearly every award that an author can win. His books have sold more than 350 Million copies, and several have been adapted into award-winning films and television serials.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stephen King’s Under the Dome was one of my favourite books of the year so far.”

    Neil Gaiman

  • “Tight and energetic from start to finish…Hard as this thing is to hoist, it's even harder to put down.”

    New York Times

  • “Propulsively intriguing…Staggeringly addictive.”

    USA Today

  • “The work of a master storyteller having a whole lot of fun.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A wildly entertaining trip.”


  • Under the Dome moves so fast and grips the reader so tightly that it's practically incapacitating.”


  • Dome is classic King, sure to please any fan.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “King returns to his glory days.”

    New York Daily News

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2010 British Fantasy Award Nominee
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • Selected for the December 2009 Indie Next List
  • A 2009 Washington Post Best Audiobook
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Damien Crawford | 2/18/2014

    " Read this monster in two days. I am a fast reader by nature but this book had me hooked. I usually can do 200 to 300 pages a day. I was going more like 400 to 600 for this book. Anyway good book all the way though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James Howard | 2/11/2014

    " Great book with a not so great ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jay Johnston | 2/9/2014

    " Flawed but took me book to my teenage years reading other King books this size. Made me happy that Stephen King is still around. One of the reasons a Kindle was invented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristi Green | 2/4/2014

    " Loved it, however, it was very long. May have been best published as two books. "

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