This series seems to be a great idea that has lost its focus. King sometimes has a real problem letting go and ending a book (or series). This series drones on and on like he doesn't want it to end. The map seems incomplete in his mind and this is just filler. If you've gone through the others in the series, you have to go through this one as well. Just don't expect too much
As others have said, lots of fill, not enough story. I just recently D/L'd the entire series. And I have to say this one kind of drags and could have been about 10hrs shorter. I loved the earlier books and the earlier narrator also..
This guy reading it now doesnt really try to change his voice much when switching between people. Skip this book..
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
This is undoubtedly the weakest of the 7 Dark Tower novels...but cannot be overlooked for obvious reasons. King does, from time to time, loose his way occasionally in some stories, and this installment represents that flaw...in my humble opinion.
The characterization of Susannah and the others remains pretty consistent, but the arc of the story gets a little strange. The good thing about this book is that it isn't as long as most of the others. There is some vital information here in regards to the Dark Tower story, and it isn't BAD...just not up to the same standards as the rest of the series.
George Guidall does a very nice job with the narration.
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. :(
This part of the saga should have had a conclusion with the cliff hanger being a tease for the next book. I get the distinct impression that the author didn't put his heart into this one, he probably needed more money for his beer. Writting himself into the story was tacky and added to the impression that he wasn't stepping up to the plate. I've enjoyed all the other books even though there were many slow parts but this one took the buscuit... and my money!
No, but it has confirmed my suspicion that SK adds lots of superfluous text in order to bulk up the book rather than the story.
I have a long driving commute so George brings a lot, I can't read while driving! I like his voices and general tone and tempo, he does a very nice job.
Add the last couple of pages to the start of the next book (The recap is probably there anayway) and this book becomes redundant. It adds nothing to the overall saga and would not be missed. Don't bother buying this, go straight to the next book.
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.