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.
I love Stephen King and Peter Straub - Mr. Muller however was not my favorite narrator.
It is in some ways like Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" in that both include travel and alternate worlds.
No. His reading was so off it was distracting. I had read the book before and loved the story, but his narration really ruined it for me.
Yes. I am not sure -
I'm a King fan. This story would probably be a lot better if actually read versus listening. The narrator killed this one for me. Purchased over a year ago and have still not finished.
No. Poor narration.
His voice. He seemed to "whine" all of the narrative.
U.S. Army Veteran
Good, great, interesting.
The mission to save his mom.
The mood of the story.
Wolf... as the beast he protected Jack.
Better than reading or watching movies.
So glad I did. I was expecting more of and "It" type of tale, and got something completely different--and nearly as good! Two masters of fantasy is just double the pleasure as they weave a haunting tale of a boy and his dog, er--no, a boy and his mother, errr.... no, a boy and every hope and fear and dream his 12 years can fathom!
This is a terrific ride that captures perfectly the essence of being on the brink between childhood and teendom by putting our hero on the brink between two literal times and worlds. Scary, funny, heart-breaking, and fun. I can't wait to listen to the followup and see how Jack turned out.
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
im in a audio only zone right now
he is good, you can listen to him for hrs and not lose interest
im biased as to have done the DT series also
jackie losing his dad
this was good fantasy, ill be getting started on the sequel soon
I have loved Stephen King books, especially "Misery," but I found this unendurably boring and repetitive. I often enjoy fantasy novels, so I don't think it was the subject matter that turned me off. This could have benefited from some serious editing.
i couldn't finish this book
narrator added an urgency that was unbelievable, didn't use punctuation, and was too breathy.
narrator has a great voice but did not suit this story. his reading style was all wrong.