This is the first of the final three books in the series and stands alone as Steve King channels Sergio Leone in a story where the gunslingers pause in their quest for the Tower to help a village reclaim its dignity in the face of oppressive raiders who will come to steal their children. It is a thrilling page-turner in which King mostly abandons his "King of Horror" reputation in favor weaving a tale that lets us get to know the ka-tet of the 99 and watch them fill out their personalities and characters as they prepare themselves for the journey ahead. Still, a demon lurks behind this story as Suzanna begins to worry about the consequences of her encounter in the Speaking Ring in Wastelands. It is a terriffic story.
story is good. just don't like the narrators voices. I like the other one in the last novel of this series.
slowest yet, by far, of the dark tower series. all of the characters felt and sounded so different from Frank Muller's far superior reading. the wolves were built up for 20 hours only to leave me feeling disappointed. they were unworthy adversaries in every way. some cool parts I guess, but overall very disappointing. meh.
Excellent story but a bit slow and drawn out where as preceeding book in this series were "sitting on the edge of your seat" type books.
I can't wait for next book (right now!).
The 5th book in The Gunslinger series is very good. The only difficulty that I had was the switch in readers. The first 4 books were read by Frank Muller and loved them. The new reader is not bad but just not Frank. I do not recommend starting this book without reading the first four.
The reader isn't as good as Frank Muller, but he does a keep your attention. makes you want to hear the next book.