Fan submitted reviews of UR (Audiobook):|
Posted By: Ronald Weasley - August 8th, 2012 1:14:38 pm EDT
This was a great story! In addition to having ties to the Dark Tower series, it is a fun and very intimate story about a man with an unearthly Kindle. Some of my favorite King stories are about just a few people and take place in a limited, but fully realized, area. I don't know if anyone else caught it, but when the drunken woman goes off for her "appointment in Samarra", it was referring to an old Near Eastern story of a meeting with Death. In this region of the world, Death is a tall woman in black, and the story goes as such: A merchant's servant sees Death in a marketplace, and she looks directly at him and makes some sort of threatening gesture. The terrified man rushes to his master and begs him for his fastest horse so he can flee to Samarra to escape her clutches. The merchant allows this and then goes seeking Death in the marketplace himself. When he finds her, he asks why she is threatening his servant. Death tells him that she was not threatening him, but that she made a gesture of surprise at seeing the servant there, for she has an appointment in Samarra later that day with him. Then she vanishes. I was particularly impressed with King's casually slipping that little reference in there.
Posted By: Nell - October 27th, 2011 8:12:47 pm EDT
I listened to this as an audio book and was surprised it was so short! But it was GREAT. The guy who read it did a terrific job.
Posted By: Krystal - March 25th, 2011 2:59:05 pm EDT
I have MS - dx in 2000, quit working and READING due to vision impairment (legally blind) in Jan 2010. I hadn't asked for (or thought of) asking for or buying a Kindle. As an avid reader with a deep love of books and all that they are, I've been heartbroken by my loss of reading. I broke down in tears as I opened this wonderful gift from my husband. I love it and am so impressed by it. I've recently even began playing Scrabble against AI (btw Art's a cheat, uses words not in the dictionary I downloaded, but alas his game - his rules, right? ). Seriously what a beautiful thing you have created. I got over my prejudice of books needing to be tangible and sitting displayed on a shelf in about 5 minutes, as when I looked up from what I was reading, I did that mental shake to come back to the physical world around me, leaving the story's world. I was hooked. I am 45 years old and due to my vision and other MS issues, am home alone every day. The Kindle gives me so much. Thank you P.S. UR by Stephen King was great fun. I will eventually, as $ allows, download all of his works -I love that he obviously appreciates this creation - how could he (the greatest writer in my world) not want to see it flourish? I intend to recreate my tangible library on my Kindle - the books/friends I love, no longer have to sit unopened on a shelf. YOU ROCK! :-)
Posted By: Spankyrae29 - January 21st, 2011 5:17:29 am EST
Wait to listen to UR during a power out. Listening to Stephen King in the dark is the best!!!
Posted By: Tangledupinbloo - January 6th, 2011 10:49:26 pm EST
I would LOVE to read "UR"....but, I have trouble reading for very long when I'm looking at a computer. I won't buy a Kindle for that reason, nor would I download a PDF file and go blind reading it on the computer. I'm bummed out.
Posted By: Anonymous - July 4th, 2010 9:54:35 am EDT
You all have computers, apparently. Go to Amazon and download the free Kindle app for PC or Mac, then buy UR and read it. Voila!
Posted By: Johnb62 - May 18th, 2010 3:18:19 pm EDT
I was born in the very same month as you, in the same year, and I think that is pretty cool, and I have had some trouble finding some of your material to read. Why, can't a person who has faithfully read the Stand over thirty times, not find UR in a format that he can turn pages of, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a machine and still have to buy the disc to plug into it. Can't a poor person enjoy Stephen King without going into debt? Is there an email address where I can write a letter of thanks for all your material. I always thought I would like to meet you, and then a stroke took away all hopes of that, so now all I can hope for is to read as much of your work as possible. I know there is no chance in Hell of you ever reading this, but I can hope, can't I? I pray that you will be able to write as long as I have left to live, because that is my daily routine. Thank you for being a part of my life.
Posted By: Sandi - May 10th, 2010 11:31:07 am EDT
Want a book - love books. Please publish as a book.
Posted By: Mandimae - April 14th, 2010 9:03:49 pm EDT
Audio books are great for people who dont like to hold a book (or even a laptop, kindle, iphone) or for people who cant see, but Id rather read UR not listen to it.
Posted By: Lunatic - March 31st, 2010 11:23:15 pm EDT
I wish this was in book format I can not afford a kindle or an audio book. hopefully it is released in book form soon.
Posted By: Barbara - February 25th, 2010 3:01:27 pm EST
Loved it! Thought I had it figured out and was expecting something different to happen but once again I was surprised!
Posted By: Toni - February 18th, 2010 3:14:45 am EST
Why not create and sell a dream kindle?. Call it the "King Kindle" and pre-load it with all our favorite King books. That would sure make my day! I've been chasing this UR with no luck. Oh and offer an AARP discount.
Posted By: Zen - February 17th, 2010 7:53:15 pm EST
I love the premise of the story. However I am a.....book purist I guess. I would love to see this released as a book instead of an audio CD. I also do not own a kindle; although I would be lying if I said I hadn't considered it lol. I look forward to this release in a book format. Thanks for letting me give my input. Eva Pellman aka Zen
Posted By: Anonymous - February 17th, 2010 12:43:22 am EST
Oh, come on... I love Stephen's stuff but this is the most flagrant sacrificing of artistic integrity that I've EVER seen. The man wrote a commercial, for God's sake, not a story! Gimmie a break. You're not rich enough already, Steve? Go write something real.
Posted By: MailsacGramma - February 16th, 2010 11:22:57 am EST
I wish we didn't have to wait for it! And, I too, would like to know why just the Kindle? I plan to get a Nook.
Posted By: CandyCain - February 13th, 2010 3:41:10 pm EST
Will this title be available as a book? I don't follow well with someone reading to me.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 12th, 2010 1:40:29 pm EST
Hope it comes to Audible! All of my credits there (and money when I run out of them) go to Steve!
Posted By: Harlem Diva - February 12th, 2010 11:47:48 am EST
I can't wait to read this book. I have been a fan of Mr. King ever sense I could remember! This new novel I'm sure will be very classic Stephen King!
Posted By: E.Freemantle Beambounder - February 9th, 2010 2:10:11 pm EST
I am awaiting my pre-ordered CD version of UR. I listened to an excerpt, and-as usual-,I was drawn in. I already own "Blood and Smoke", "Stationary Bike", and "L.T.'s Theory of Pets" on CD.Loved UTD,didn't expect otherwise. Rock on Sai King. Great to speak with you at The Times Talks venue. Thanks for your kind attention and patience. R.S. Sippel . Constant Reader-still hungry for your work.
Posted By: Wendy - February 1st, 2010 8:01:35 am EST
Why just for the Kindle - why not the Sony Reader so us Canadians can read this?!?!?
Posted By: Christina - January 31st, 2010 2:36:42 am EST
This story doesn't like me!!! It would not download..
Posted By: Chocolateleaky - January 30th, 2010 4:13:18 pm EST
I love the sound of this new audio book and I really like the reader - Holter Graham - I will definitely be purchasing this when it comes out.
Posted By: Melissa Harris - January 30th, 2010 10:48:54 am EST
Sounds real good, I myself would never buy a Kindle. Will be waiting for the release at my local library, I will put a hold on it. Love to be first in line. Love audio books, what I need is an endless suppy of AA batteries.