This novel tells the story of Roland's past. A lot if questions were answered.
I like how it explains a lot of things from all past books. Also it sets up the rest of the stories very well
He brings all characters to life and you can picture each character by his voice. Even the female voices.
This book answers a lot of questions about Roland but only to leave you with more. I really enjoy this series. I feel like I have become a part of their little group and long to get the tower with them.
This audiobook is number 2 on my list of Stephen King's work preceeded only by book one of this series.
The characters are brought to life so well.
Jonas was the best character
I felt a great connection to Roland in this book
The end of Blane was a great twist! Eddie is actually good for something... Roland, as always, keeps the story enjoyable.
Jake. What a sweet boy.
Roland. He's a thousand years old and must have tons to share.
I love this series. Frank Muller is a narrator that I would just listen to a story for the sake of hearing him read it. His inflection and variety are really amazing. I was nearly heart broken when I discovered he didn't finish the series but George Guidall is really amazing as well. I suppose Mr. Mullers interpretation of Eddy's voice kind of threw me off but thats the only thing that comes close to a complaint.
Over and Over again, while Roland's story is heartbreaking it is a great read.
Cuthbert Allgood, because while he's good natured and fun loving he can still go to work when necessary.
The mexican standoff that wasn't
The last 1/3 of the book is very moving.
This is a combination of a fantastic story, the 4th instalment of a saga thats really hit its stride, and audios best character reader, Frank Muller. Stephen King at his best (and as per usual verbose-but in a good way- that allows for great character and story development and an appreciation for subtle detail) paired with the reader that can bring the most out of any character. Everyone in this story not only has unique voices and accents but you really get a feel for who they are and what they are experiencing/have experienced. It is great to see the subtle tie-ins between this series and other King books. The way it connects to other King novels is well done (but not overdone) and very enjoyable for the listener.
The only caveat I have to include is that books 5,6,7 (which I am currently listening to) were unable to be read by Muller after his tragic accident. The writing and story are still excellent but the shift back to the reader from Book 1 (George Guidall) was in my opinion not the best choice. Guidall is a good reader/storyteller with a nice voice but very flat on characters who end up all sounding the same...and this is a series where the characters and their unique attributes are important, especially after setting the precedents established by Muller. King has used Grover Gardner (The Stand) and Stephen Weber (It) on other selections and someone along those lines may have been a better choice for the lengthy last 3 books.
Anyways, this is a great series and specifically to this review Book 4 is amazing....you will not be disappointed....just start from the beginning and enjoy a lot of value for your audiobook credits.
This series is one of the best stories I have ever come across. I have known for quite sometime, as many do, of Stephen King's endless talent!
However, what really makes this audio book stand above all others is the Narrator.
Frank's voice is, for lack of a better word, magic. I could listen to him all day. Any praise I give this guy could not do him justice. I HIGHLY recommend that you listen to Frank's craft and see for yourself!
This man's voice brings these characters to life in the most beautiful and personal way.
Stephen king himself said it best :
"(When Frank reads the blind will
see, the lame will walk, and the deaf