UR

UR

Streaming Audiobook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [United States]: Simon & Schuster Audio , 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781442303102
1442303107
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: data file
digital,digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (120 min.)) : digital

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walworthk
Jan 22, 2014

it had very interesting ideas and the beginning was good. But near the end it got boring for me I had a hard time getting through the last disk .

VFSBO Apr 15, 2013

Fun book. Interesting plot. A quick read.

jwhite412 Dec 15, 2011

The novella, written exclusively for the Kindle platform, was a fun modern twist on the old time-travel/parallel dimension issue, and was building nicely… and then just died. King’s endings have always been disappointments to me.

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bigcajunman
Jun 08, 2010

Seemed to be an Adver-story for Kindle, at the beginning, but it took a natural King-esque turn and became a nice little story.

Enjoyed the story, now I want to go buy a Kindle, but I don't know why!!

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nitetraino
Apr 25, 2010

This good story is too short, unlike most of King's novels. It's interesting. 7 of 10 stars

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captainz
Mar 29, 2010

I absolutely loved this story. The only reason I didn't give it the highest rating possible is because I thought it was way too short. This story is so rich and new, that it could have kept me entertained for days instead of the meager few hours this short story afforded me.

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