UR

Audio Book (CD) | February 16, 2010

byStephen KingRead byHolter Graham

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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.

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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...

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 firs...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:7 × 5.62 × 0.7 inPublished:February 16, 2010Publisher:Simon & Schuster AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442303093

ISBN - 13:9781442303096

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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