Love books since the age of 6 when I read the Call of the Wild. everything from sci-fi to bios. Cant get enough.
I have already listened to the series about 7 times. I will always love the world of Roland and his ka tet. There are other worlds than these!
This is my favorite of the Dark Tower books so far, and it's an incredible series. I waited a long time between book 4 and book 5, which was a mistake--it really is a continuum and there are a lot of moving parts, so best to keep going. Stephen King's imagination never ceases to amaze and delight me.
The Dark Tower series is my favorite series. Roland, Jake, Oy, Eddie and Susannah's journey resonates for me.
how each of the main character is hiding something.
Only George could take over so admirably after the tragic loss of Frank's voice. Frank will never be replaced as a narrator but George Guidall does justice to the series. Thank you.
It was hard to go back to the performance style of George Guidell after listening to the range of Frank Muller for the past few books. George does very well at portraying older more experienced characters, but lacks the range of Frank. Regardless of the performance this books exploration into the intricacies of the realm in which the story of the Dark Tower story takes place. The semi-breaking of the fourth wall is quite fun too, while the action is still quite exhilerating.
Yes great story great play back
Love the story. I have read all the Dark Tower books and now I am enjoying the audio
Here comes the chap
Love Stephen King I AM THE CONSTANT READER
tearjerker, exciting, thrilling
The human touch
no- to much to absord
As stated, this is at least the tenth time for this story. My fav. is book 3, had to listen to that 12X. Not going to give a single word away of story or plot. Enjoy.
He performed all the parts with equal talent.
Father Callahan...the reader will know why
For those of you that are fresh from WIzard and Glass, please know that as much as I loved Frank Mueller
This is the pivotal point in the series to decide what to do. First the switch in narrators. Guidall just does not have the range in voices and what little range he has is given in a monotonous drone. Guidall can not do women or children, not a good trait in a narrator for this series. The story itself is not bad. It does to drag on at points more than the others but still clever writing and keeps you into the story line.
Why I would call this the turning point is because of the change in narrators, it may be better to read the last three books. It is such a dramatic shift in voices (and for the worse) that all of your attachments to the main characters are lost. I kept telling myself that I would come to like the new narration but I never did. In fact I became more disenchanted with the narration as I went through books 5 through 7.
I don't have the time to read and must use audiobook to enjoy a book. So I had no option. But now that I look back, an option would have been to stop after this book and read cliff notes on the final two books. Probably should have done that. Oh well. Too late for that.
I guess what I would recommend, listen to the first 5-10 hours of this book and see if you like the switch to Guidall. If you do, no problem, push forward. If not, beware. It gets worse.
I don't know why I waited so long to read the Dark Tower series. Maybe because it was a series and I'm not really into them..... but this one has me saying, "I need to hear Rowland today....." and so I listen.
I was VERY disappointed to hear someone else narrating this one. I like both guys, George Guidall and Frank Muller -but I was used to the way Frank did everyone's voices.
My first thought was - I'm going to complain when I go to write a review.
And then I heard the author's note at the end of the book. My heart goes out to Frank Muller and his family - it's sad we will not hear from him again.
Well, got the next book to get started on. I can't imagine that this series will end :(
This is easily the best of the Dark Tower books by Steven King, and is probably the one with the broadest appeal. It takes the classic backdrop of a spaghetti western, set in the Gunslinger's work. The action is fast paced throughout the book, and you can certainly enjoy this one without having read any of the other books.
If you've enjoyed the Dark Tower books so far, this should be more than satisfying, and if you haven't read any of them, but have enjoyed westerns in the past, you should give this book a try!