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!
The narration was so distracting, I couldn't get into the story. Listened to no more than 20 minutes, tops, before I had to shut it off.
If you loved books I-IV, you will hate book IV. Not for the content which I haven't even read but for the narrator. I have listened to the foreword and the first chapter and had to put it down.
For those of you who don't know, Frank Mulller who read Books I-IV was in a motorcycle accident in 2000 and never fully recovered. He passed away in June of 2004. With Muller not being able to read, George Guidall took over and he destroyed the audio narration of the Dark Tower Series. Eddie's accident is pathetic and Susan is just as bad.
I for one am going to have to find the time to sit down and read the book the old fashion way because there is no way I will be able to get through another 64 hours (Book V, VI, and VII time combined). Simon & Schuster Audio really screwed this up big time.
Spend your money on another audiobook. Maybe the Great Gatsby narrated by Frank Muller.
I have been listening to The Dark Tower Series from book 1. I absolutely LOVED Frank Muller and his variety of voices. This latest reader just leaves me cold, however. I looked to see if maybe I could expect Muller to be back for books VI and VII, but no such luck.
This guy's voice sounds like a shaky old man's voice, no matter which character he is reading. Sometimes gets REALLY confusing.
Only 4 stars because of the reader.
Honestly, I'm extremely disappointed by the person they have reading this fifth book. Frank was amazing and had the personality down perfect for each character. All the main important characters were very distinct.
With this other guy, they all sound the EXACT same, with a lisp. Seriously, I am so disappointed by this guy I dont even have the appropriate words for it.
Great book, crappy crappy narration. Thumbs down for that alone. *sighs*