I LOVE the Dark Tower books. This book is where it either gets too weird for you or it absolutely pulls you in and holds you. I can't explain without giving away the plot. What I will say is that if you have made it this far in the DT then your gonna love it.
This book is (just like the rest in the series) a really good listen. if you've not heard or read the previous books, I seriously recommend that you go back and do that before getting into this one. I've listened to this whole series a few times and each time I fall in love with all the characters, the narration, and Stephen King-of whom i wasn't a fan until the Dark Tower, which made me read or listen to all his books i could get my hands on, and i love just about every one. I have to say that this book is exciting on it's own, but that it is truly more of a necessary step to get from book 5 to book 7, if you know what i mean? none the less, this book rocks!
I have listened to all the books up to this one, and felt so compelled to get it just to see what happened next. But I think that I could have lived with out some parts of this book. Also, I find it to be a little short compared with the last ones... maybe that is why I felt this book was lacking something that I just can't quite put my finger on. Still all in all a good book to listen to, even if it's a little anticlimactic.
I love this series. Each book I hang on every word and savor the story. This book however, was the first one I found myself wishing it would end so I could move on to the final one. Good book, but my least favorite of the group.
5 stars because I finished it and truely felt something.
Susannah's character in greater depth.
A great story.
The story continues and it just leaves you wanting more.
I have read every book in the DT series now. I can honestly say this one is a good one although a bit on the low action side. One of the things that made this book series exciting were the big fight scenes in every one of the books. Unfortunately this one has a lack of such a scene and almost seams like the action parts of this book were "gotten out of the way" in order to concentrate on other elements of the story. This wasn't the best book by far in the series, but all in all it was ok by DT standards. If you think about putting down the series after this one you will be really missing out on a lot of good material for the ending.
This 'chapter' of the series is less interesting than others. There is some good action, but it is a much more predictable straight-forward story, no real twists or new insights. What I did enjoy (and hate) was the way in which King writes himself into the story as one of the pillars holding up the world from destruction. It's pretty funny.