Yes, if they are a fan of King's fiction. The parts in the real world are extremely compelling, with King's trademark characterization and descriptive narrative. Some of the cultural references are dated, but if you pretend it's a period piece (or two) then that is easily overcome.
The story of Eddie. He is one of the more fascinating characters that I have read in this series.
The part on the airplane.
I will try not to write a spoiler, and simply say that the part where Detta and O'Detta (sp?) come together was particularly endearing.
Mid-world is a very strange concoction. While I know that King likes to compare it to Middle Earth, I actually think a better comparison is the post-apocalyptic lands of the RPG "Gamma World."
For what it's worth, I wouldn't have guessed this was where the series was going. Genuine novelty of the opening wears off quick with a drab slog through stagnant story. Characters are interesting, with Eddie Dean's sequence near the beginning the clear standout, but they can't save the lethargic pacing and general feeling of not getting much done. I'm also starting to get sick of how little this universe makes logical sense- it's getting too "high fantasy" for me. Huge misstep in my opinion, but I'm still interested in seeing what happens next. Thought I'd mourn the switch from Guidall as narrator, but Muller really steps up, with great accents and character portrayals. [AUDIBLE]
Begins to make some necessary expansions upon a previously narrow view of a strange world. Stephen King finally gives you something to be interested in, in this series
Narrator was amazing and Stephen King can write a captivating story. I just wish it didn't have so much cursing and profanity. But if you don't mind that then you'll probably enjoy this.