The least helpful reviewer on audible.
If you've made it this far in the DT saga then you have to keep going. If its your first time through the series you may be taken aback by the way Stephen King tears down the fourth wall completely in this book. I know I was the first time I read it, and that upset me enough that I didn't fully grasp how great this story is.
The second time through I was expecting it and was more accepting of it, and the story was much more enjoyable. I really liked the coda at the end. If I ever meet King I mean to ask him if those journal entries are real or if he made them up for the book.
Say something about yourself!
This was a good review of everything that transpired before this book and it picked right up where the last one left off. However (SPOILER ALERT), just to be honest, I don't know if I care so much for King showing up as himself and having a sizable part in this book. I love the series and cannot WAIT to finish the last one but this was a bit odd for me.
His voice to me is Roland.
My heart goes with the bumbler. :(
Yes, if that friend was a fan of the Dark Tower books, or Stephen King in general. Start with The Gunslinger, though.
He is excellent at voices and expressions, as well as pronunciation of some (somewhat) difficult words from the High Speech used in the Dark Tower books. I am very impressed with the range of emotion carried in this book, with different ranges for each character.
No, not in one sitting. This book is far too long for that, and it's best to stop and digest some of it before starting again. I try to listen about an hour at a time. I did find myself eagerly anticipating the next hour, though.
No spoilers, but if you finish this book, you'd better have The Dark Tower, because you'll want to continue the story as soon as humanly possible.
The fact that I didn't have to read, and could work while listening to the supurb narator of the story.
Jake, he's so likeable and with Oy at his side, I thing Oy makes him and Oy is so lovable and faithful.
All George's read are good, how does he do so many voices and keep them straight??
When Eddy was soooo trying to find Suzanna and the door sent them elsewhere.
The reader is excellent and does a wonderful job love George Guidall and of course Mr. King at his finest. Best series I have ever read or listened to
The story made Roland very human
Hard to pick just one
Yes the whole series was hard to put down
Yes, I'd listen to the entire series again.
I love 'em all, but the answer is Roland...because he's the man.
That's like asking me to pick out my favorite M&M in a box of 'em.
It was tragic to learn of Frank Muller's accident and eventual death. I actually felt very empty going into DT5 without Muller reading it, but went ahead anyway of course. Got used to Guidall's version of the characters in DT5, but in DT6 I think he "improved"...in that, he moved a little closer to Muller's version of the characters. So am now happily going into DT7 with Guidall's reading of it.
I would listen to this again (in fact, this is my second time through the DT story). Another great reading, and this is the book where you start getting lots of answers to the DT mystery. While books 4 and 5 are tangentially related to Roland's overarching story, Song of Susannah picks up the arch and drives the plot further ahead than any book since Drawing of the Three. If you are thinking of stopping the series at Wolves of the Callah, do yourself a favor and pick up this one.
THis book was a nice start to the ending of the Dark Tower series. It helped develop some characters and let them shine in their own way by splitting up the ca-tet. It was good to see how each characters, both old and new, role in the story is important and the start of how it all ties together.
It's interesting that the pacing of the novels continues to increase as the series continues - in book 1, we have the Gunslinger making his way across the desert, seemingly without any particular deadline but still with a purpose. Now in book 6, the characters seem to have so much to accomplish and so little time to accomplish it - pulled in so many different directions by their fears, their duty and Ka (their fate). It is unimaginable that I not continue reading these books - Stephen King's masterful story weaving has tied me to the fate of the characters as surely as any rope or chain.
Great reading by George Guidall as usual.
All is coming to a climax at this point, will they live will they die, will the tower stand of fall. Jam packed with action and a nice little paradox, along with Mia's development you might find she is not so evil.....ok she is evil but.... lol