It has been a long time since I've actually picked up a book and read. I enjoy horror, mysteries, fiction, sci-fi, and good cop drama books.
Yes. This is my second time. I read it once when I was a kid in grade school and this time listened to this story and the characters are still as I imaged them then. I liked it because it played with the imagination of a child's daydreaming, and the endlessness of summer. It relates you to a turning point in a child's life, the pre-teens, that rights of passage from childhood to young adult.
I like the coming together of people to help this child through this struggle. The struggle of life, death, growing up in a single parent household and trying to find someplace to fit in.
He gives these characters the voices! He brings them into their personas.
When Wolf dies saving Jack. And again when Jack meets Wolf's litter brother.
I absolutely will listen again. It's a great story!
All scenes with Wolf
I loved it
I would give this audiobook another listen one day. Frank Muller is the perfect person to narrate a stephen king novel. He adds another level of creepy to the King franchise
the suprise dark tower connections
what is there not to love about this guy? he takes it slow when it needs to be and speeds it up when it may be a lull in the plot line.
If you could listen to this long novel in one sitting, I worry about you :)
Frank Muller cannot decide if he is channelling Jimmy Cagney, Jack Nicholson or Tom Waits. He rushes through some sentences as though they have no punctuation and others, he tries, a more melodramatic delivery. Either way, there is no way I can sit through this for 28 hours. Great book - I read it when it was published.
These people presumably get paid for their work. I cannot believe that Stephen King would have listened to this and said "that's exactly how I imagined it would sound". King is not a great narrator, but I would much rather hear him read this one. Very disappointed.
Hands down I think this was one of Peter Straub and Stephen King's best books
I really wanted to like this book. I listened to over 10 hours and refused to torture myself any longer. So disappointed. I would have given it 0 stars if I could have. I'll get my credit back but I can't do anything about the time I wasted!
I have a hard time getting into the book due to the narrators tone of voice. His voice does not due this book justice.
I am a fan of King and Straub both. The story is good overall but sometimes gets lost in it's own descriptions. The end in particular dragged on to the point where I got so bored with all the adjectives that I chose to stop listening.
Frank Muller does a great job creating a distinction between characters. But I had to force myself to listen through about half of the story. I liked the story, I did not like the narration. Particularly the fact that the last word of each sentence is drawn out with a cheesy dark exhalation. It's like someone whispering in your ear for 40 hours.
This has elements of both the shining and the dark tower series. Time and space flipping, towers, wolf people. It felt like a King book.