I still love Frank Muller as a reader. The story on the other hand felt like the weakest of the series. With that being said the series as a whole is fantastic.
Out of all the characters Frank Mueller brings to life, Gasher was my favorite. Kind of hated to see him die, even though he was a right bastard. Wery purt.
This is one of the few books that i have listened to a second time. The characters are complex and endearing, the story line ever changing.
I have listend to most of the dark tower series and his performance is stellar
Like Kings “Fire Starter” , “The Waste Lands” Kicks you in the butt and drags you across Mid world so fast you can not catch your breath.
The Gasher Man. Had a way with words.
He is the BEST. Went to WaveDancer Foundation in New York.. We lost a great talent. Respect to his family. If you put in Frank Mullers name as a search he did great works on all the books he did. Very sad and I miss him. Was like a friend telling me the story. Did voices, inflections and what ever else he felt would carry the story. God Bless
Hard question when you take the stooges out of the equasion. I would like to take Murcy. She could spin a tail.
Just that this was the first book of the series that I read. Then went to 1 and 2. I beleave If i had tryed 1 the 2 in order with out reading 3, I do not beleave I would have finished them. As I say 3 draws you in and gets you to care about these people. 1 and 2 are long prologs. With out the feeling i got from book three I would not care about the back storey, or the prolog of how the band met. went 3,1,2,3 (enjoyed just as much as the first reading), 4. no other books out soon due to , well , you know. so I read 3 again then 1,2,3,4 and by then 5 was soon to come out.
have read or listened to each book 5X or More. Book 3 I would say 8X at least.
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The Dark Tower Series has made it to the top of the list of favorite audiobooks. The excellent story was enhanced by great narration. I most definitely recommend this 3rd book in the series.
Frank Muller does an absolutly increadible job
Only on this series and he does it so good.
This series just continues to get more and more exciting. You just have to continue this series.
3 STARS FOR THIS BOOK 3 IN THE SERIES.
A few parts were very good. Some parts dragged, but it wasn’t bad drag. I’m just used to lots of good ideas all the time from this author, so it’s not his best. This is mostly the story of 11-year-old Jake being found and added to the group of Roland, Eddie, and Susannah. Jake comes from 1977 New York City.
One of the best parts is early in the book with a 70 foot bear. Many authors have characters being attacked. Too often they all sound alike with the hero or heroine fighting with a weapon, then winning, or running away. This bear story is an example of wonderful writing. The bear had parasites, was sneezing, got snot on one of the victims who had climbed a tree. A helper shoots the bear in the butt to get the bear to bend down. It was a colorful scene. It was great.
Another unexpected and fun scene was Detta being sexually attacked by a demon. She was so tough, the demon wanted to get away and couldn’t. I would never have thought of that. I was laughing.
NARRATOR: Frank Muller was fabulous - as always.
Genre: apocalyptic time travel fantasy.
3 STARS FOR THE ENTIRE 8 BOOK SERIES:
One of the books is number 4 ½. The last book is number 7. The main character is Roland, a gunslinger, inspired by the Clint Eastwood character in his spaghetti western movies (ex: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Roland is on a journey to the Dark Tower to stop evil forces from destroying the world. The books should be read in order. There are many wonderful ideas and stories. There is also too much clutter, rambling, and things I think should have been edited out. The Harry Potter series was better because everything developed the characters and moved the plots forward. Here at times I felt the author was writing short stories and getting off track. Overall I’m glad I read it. And there were a some wonderful parts that I will remember.
I was disappointed with the last two books. Instead of enjoying the journey, I wanted them to be over. I did not like Roland’s ending. It left a bad taste in my mouth. There was such potential and it felt piddled out. I liked one reviewer’s comment “in his rush to end this series the author has given up its soul.” (Amazon reviewer Roger FitzAlan “Aranarth”)
I'd recommend this whole series. It's hard to find these epic tales!
Frank Muller really portrays Roland well.
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Haven't read the print version.
Roland, of course, who is the central protagonist, and the person who tries to understand both worlds as he moves back and forth, and whose mystery is still unfolding.
His deep, serious, compelling presentation marries perfectly with the desolation of Mid-World and the world weariness of Roland and other characters.
Not many have commented on the lyricism of King's writing, which I think is enhanced by Frank Muller's performance. He weaves such incredible word pictures, which become ever more so vivid when driven forth by audio. I have read various King books in print, and prefer the audio presentation for this series.
I've already read the books, but listening to them allows me to cook, clean, drive, and perform other tasks while hearing the story. I don't have to commit myself to reading only. I can multitask, which is very helpful during my busy day.
The standoff in the Tick Tock man's lair was very exciting, and I was on the edge of my seat to find out what happened next, and if they would get out alive or not.
Yes, I've listened to the two previous books in the series. He is a very good actor, and the voices he uses for the different characters are amazing.
Mostly when I listen to it I'm in the car or doing dishes. I never want to turn it off, but who has an extra 18 hours to commit to listening to a book in one sitting?
I love Stephen King in general, and this series in particular, but I am glad that I read the books before I listened to them. I feel like I would have missed some details. They might be minor details, but still. However, listening to them allows me to get through them much quicker, and it is very enjoyable.