The series "The Dark Tower" is an excellent series. For all the true blue king fans you may or may not like these books. For all the people who find King to be to dark you may find these books to your liking.
The story is about Roland and his quest for "the dark tower". There are many adventures, such as following the man in black, that fill Roland's time as he journeys to the dark tower. If you have not read the first book in the series, The Dark Tower, than you will be at a loss as the what is going on in this book. In true King fashion, you may not understand what is going on in the tale at any one given time but, like life, you will understand if you keep going.
The story of Roland and his companions is fascinating. These books are a must read!
I just finished the entire Dark Tower series on audio and this book remains my clear favorite. An excellent effort by both SK and Frank Muller. This book had me laughing out loud many times. Roland is laughably out of place in the "real world" and it makes for some killer comedy. After literally forcing myself to finish book one (the Gunslinger), this book was a welcome treat. Without this fine performance I would have never stuck with it and finished the series.
I plan to walk away from the Dark Tower series as I'm pretty burned out on the whole thing right now. But in the future, if I ever listen to any of these seven books again, it would certainly be this one.
Think of it this way: This book is the payoff for gutting your way through book one. The light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. Cheers.
This was the book that hooked me into the series. A very unique story, Sci-Fi and fantasy mix with a huge upgrade in narration. Muller takes a little while to get into it. The first six hours he tended to end his sentences weird. But once you get comfortable with his style, the voices he uses absorbs you into the book. This was an easy five star rating. I only wish all 7 books were like this.
If you continue on with the other books you will find that it doesn't last. You will lose Muller in book 5 through 7, an unfortunate accident ended his career. Even the stories seem to lose uniqueness and become drawn out. At least, though, you get some great books in the middle like this one.
This book, written by King but lived by Muller, is absolute mind candy. From the moment I start listening to the anxious times I must pause this story, I'm completely immersed and feel as if I'm traveling along the beach with the forming Ka Tet.
I'm listening to the entire series and loving every minute of it.
Avid King reader, trying to get back into classics. Audible has replaced TV for me! love these while I on the train or working out
This book is so good-the 7 of these books are so good; & this narration is so good, that reviewing them is like reviewing love... it's gross; unless you have the real thing in front of you let's just say it is better to just say "so good" and "not describable in justified words" Don't read this review. Stop now. What are you doing? Go listen to these books. We are in love; mind your own business.
Nothing like King's other novels. This is the 2nd in a series that should be read in order. The storytelling and narration are both tremendous. The story is noble, dark, trying and hopeful, much like life itself. Enjoy!