FIRST TIME ON AUDIO...An Unabridged Novella Unavailable In Any Collection! Tapping into our primal fears of modern technology that made Cell a #1 bestseller, Stephen King sets his sights on the latest high-tech gadget in UR, in which a mysterious e-book reader opens a disturbing window into... show more
FIRST TIME ON AUDIO...An Unabridged Novella Unavailable In Any Collection! Tapping into our primal fears of modern technology that made Cell a #1 bestseller, Stephen King sets his sights on the latest high-tech gadget in UR, in which a mysterious e-book reader opens a disturbing window into other worlds. Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why can't you just read off the computer like everyone else?" He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse realities he had never before imagined, discovering literary riches beyond his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his most terrible nightmares. From vintage cars (Christine and From a Buick 8) to household appliances (Maximum Overdrive) to exercise equipment (Stationary Bike), Stephen King has mesmerized us with tales of apparently ordinary machines that take on lives of their own. UR gives this classic theme an up-to-the-minute spin, resulting in a horror masterpiece for our time and for the ages.
Publish date: February 16th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Edition language: English
All Things Serve the TowerThis was a fun listen while sick in bed, and reminded me how much I miss the Dark Tower series! It started out like an Amazon and Kindle add, yet I couldn't quite decide if it was lauding e-readers or making fun of it... The story eventually picked up after a "Kindle instru...
I remember when King released Riding the Bullet, the first mass-market commercial e-book. I remember thinking that there was no way I was going to be able to get used to reading something electronically, but being the Stephen King fan I was (and continue to be), I knew I was going to read it. Once...
"Do you understand how lucky you are?"If a pink Kindle ever arrives at your door, beware of the Paradox Police. All things serve The Tower. This shortie has a sweet ending I wouldn't have expected from King, but it's nice. You get to see his tender side.
While I was listening to this one, I said to a friend on Google Chat, "You know... it's crazy how much Stephen King affects me.I'm listening to this audio book and I have a knot in my stomach out of nervousness." This about sums up what I love about Stephen King. Even in his shortest stories, he is ...
I do love to read Stephen King, and this one definitely did not disappoint. The Low men in yellow coats were creepy in 'Hearts in Atlantis' and they still are. lol It was a fun short read.