I love Stephen King. I love long books. I like the 20+ hour ones, but this was a severe struggle. I don't know why but I honestly couldn't connect with the story or characters. Listen to another King. This isn't horrible, but I would much much much prefer another King, like 11-22-63.
Not yet. Will for sure.
This is the first Frank Muller's narrated book I've read, and I think, he is certainly one of the best narrators to date! Absolutely loved his job.
I love books. I love being read to and I love to read.
I haven't read this in print.
I really like the characterization of the hero. He is written very realistically and isn't so much of a hero he doesn't have flaws or moments of weakness.
Frank Muller has been one of my favorite readers for a very long time. His pacing in this performance is impeccable without distracting from the work.
Great book , a bit long winded, but if you hang in there you will be rewarded in the end.
Avid Reader of Non-Fiction, cant get away from words on a page. Fiction, this is a whole new ballgame. Please tell me a story. Audio
Great Story - Listening to this guy tell it was awful.
Story takes fun and unexpected twists into fantasy....
This guy's habit of dragging out the last syllable of words was too much to take. I couldn't even finish the audio book.. Very disappointing.
No - Way too much to cram into 2 or 3 hours.
Kept me on my toes. Loved it. Listening to the Black House now.
Reader very good too.
I don't know who could enjoy a book that goes on and on...and on in an overload of needless detail.
I don't like his accent and the way he screeches some characters.
Disappointment. I've always been a fan of Stephen King but this book has so many unredeemable characters. Mr. King, what happened to you in your childhood that makes you write about so many bad people?
I'm sure I reviewed this when purchased , but I will again.
I have been following the Dart Tower series and everything related to it and this is just another piece in that huge puzzle. A must listen to if you have not yet listened to Black House.
The best in the biz.
Interesting twist to adventure story.
The relationship between Jack and Wolf was at times amusing, and others touching.
The narrator was good during dialogue, but took some getting used to in the passages with no dialogue.
I did enjoy this listen and it is obvious (to me at least) that this book is definitely a collaboration. Some of King's usual hard edges are chipped away a bit and there was a hint of softness spread throughout. The bad guys weren't as bad as they could of been and the good guys weren't as tough as some of the heroes we have seen in a number of King's other stories. A few of the characters are under developed especially Jack's "chum" and that is really my only complaint. I think if they would of spent 10 pages each on a few characters (Rich, Jack's father, Wolf) and established a stronger back story into their character it would of enhanced the overall story line.
Jack's travel across the country was filled with unexpected twists and situations.
I always end up enjoying Muller's performances after the first 1/2 hour. He has a real tendency to draw out the last word of every sentence. At first it is very annoying but after a while I get used to it and it seems to add to the overall enjoyment.
I thought the Talisman itself was an interesting idea. Its self awareness and dependance on others was an approach I did not see coming
Their use of Mark Twain at the end of the book was perfect.