I'm excited and saddened that were reaching the end of this journey. What a wonderful edition to the tale.
The reader is warm, flexible, and incredibly talented.
This is undoubtedly the greatest book in the Dark Tower series. This is the encompassment of the gunslinger and his ka-tet told in a story that can be listened to on its own as well as within the series
Professional person, will enjoy any kind of literature providing it demonstrates creativity and high quality.
I am in the minority but I found this book to be unworthy to be called a book, novel or story for what it matters.
After forcing myself through the first quarter I did skip to the last and found it sightly better. Turns out nothing was missed by fast forwarding most of the story that is little more than a collection of incoherent sentences with little context to the barely existent story line. Instead, there are many short stories inside stories that keep diverging and never converge. Many listeners put blame on George Guidall and I find this unjust. No reader can create quality in a book that has none.
Needless to say I will not bother listening to the last books in the series.
An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.
I love how it included references to many different popular real world works of fiction but I didnt feel like it moved the story forward much. It felt like this book was all character information that will possibly become important in the last two books.
Definitely, I love all of Stephen Kings books and would recommend all of them.
Guidall does great with Roland and Callahan but thats about it. He doesnt do accents or women well.
I know HBO is working on turning the whole Dark Tower series into a TV show but I can't really see any actors right now being able to have the chops to bring this to life.
The least helpful reviewer on audible.
For some reason I had it in my mind that the final 3 books in the Dark Tower series were a let down. I first listened to them on their release dates and that was after years of anticipation. I actually recall the anticipation much more the the books themselves. I guess when you build something up in your head that much you're just asking to be disappointed. Maybe that's why this time I was pleasantly surprised, because my expectations were lower. There was a whole lot about Wolves of the Calla that I had forgotten. I knew the basic progression of the book, but all the little nuances that make the whole series amazing had slipped my mind.
I try to give as little info about the book as possible in my reviews (these reviews are mainly for me, anyway) but I will say that in this book Mr. King begins to break down the fourth wall. The first time I listened to Wolves of the Calla this was a shock, and I didn't much care for it. However on this read through I knew it was coming and I just enjoyed the great story.
Having thought about this book for a few days post read, I'm giving it 3.5 stars overall. At first, it took me a while to adjust to the narrator. I actually had to go back and re-listen to the first hour or so, as I was just too tripped up by his voice. I have not listened to the previous Dark Tower books in audio-- I read those. Honestly, his voice was initially too "old" for my taste at the beginning but it grew on me and as the story went along. His portrayal of Callahan, Roland, Andy, and the villagers was great... Eddie and Jake, not so much and Susannah, meh.
Unfortunately, there was just too much Callahan in the book and not enough about the town of Calla. The Callahan backstory was wasted on me and it went on for too long. I was okay with the Todash interludes. I would have preferred more of the storyline to follow the folk of Calla and possibly other villages or just more of a plot revolving around the town. I was quite fascinated by Calla.
The end of the book comes to a crescendo, and given the length of the novel, a lot happens in the last couple hours. Perhaps too much. Either the book should have been shorter by cutting out Callahan's story or it should have been cut and more backstory added about the Calla folks. This would bump the story up to a 4.5 for me.
The story seemed to end quite abruptly. I suppose since the next one was written, you're supposed to dive right into it and continue. I've came this far so I don't guess I can quit now, however I'm not too excited to begin a story that seems to be set up revolving around my least favorite ka-tet characters... literally, CHARACTERS, as we're talking about Mia also. Haven't we been here before?
Some one else reading the story.
I have not finished it yet.
He ruined it and I could not finish.
I would have cut the story teller.
The guy who read this used baby talk for all the character's voices in the book. This is the worst audiobook I have ever downloaded and feel ripped off for buying it. I will just read this one.
The emersion I felt entering and getting to know the Calla and its inhabitants.
Any other Stephen King book, one word, AMAZING!
Roland hands down!
Jake, ohh Jake.
I've finished the whole Dark Tower series, and I think that this is one of the best. It stands alone as a great drama worthy of a movie. But the beauty of it is how the character development is coming together by this point. So much subtly in Susannah, not to mention Roland, Jake, and Eddie. This is also a great book for learning more about Roland's world. Not quite as deeply as in Wizard And Glass, but in important ways. It's a great setup for the intense drama that unfolds in the following books. The action in this book is gripping, but what's in store is hard to imagine at this point.
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His inflection and range of character voices is great!!
Yes and no you need the breaks to process the story.