UR

by Stephen King
Read by Holter Graham

Simon & Schuster Audio | February 16, 2010 | Audio Book (CD)

UR is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 7 × 5.62 × 0.6 in

Published: February 16, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442303093

ISBN - 13: 9781442303096

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! UR is Stephen King showing us his best as a short story writer. A Kindle e-reader, alternate realities, a couple of interesting relationships, and a suspenseful plot. Mr. King gives us just enough of everything … characters fleshy enough to get to like (or hate as the case may be), an ordinary everyday existence that tip toes into the realms of the twilight zone, a plot thick enough to draw the reader in, and a couple of moral questions that make you go “Hmmmmm?”. A few references to and surprise appearances by characters of previous novels make it interesting for Stephen King fans but would not take away from the story if you were a first time King reader. Someone once told me that a novel is like a lake condensed into a puddle. In UR Mr. King takes a thunderstorm and condenses it into a raindrop. Read UR on your Kindle … I dare you!
Date published: 2010-04-08

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UR

UR

by Stephen King
Read by Holter Graham

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 7 × 5.62 × 0.6 in

Published: February 16, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442303093

ISBN - 13: 9781442303096

About the Book

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are the Dark Tower novels, "Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," "Lisey's Story "and "Bag of Bones." His acclaimed nonfiction book, "On Writing," was also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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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.

About the Author

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year.
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