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 book is not great. King has written much better and slightly worse. The writing was ackward at times, full of adverbs, those "ly" words that can at times feel silly when overdone, as in many places in this book. I enjoyed the Gunslinger very much, one of my favoriates, and enjoyed the subsequent Dark Tower books. The Drawing of the Three is my least favoriate by far. I'd give it three stars in comparison to the others, but compared to other books I've read, its really not that bad.
However, the narraator is truly horrible. I can't understand why people think Frank Muller does a good job. Every book I listen to that he narrates, I can't hardly stand it. I've stopped listening never to go back I dislike his narration so much. I now avoid anything read by him to matter how much I might want to listen to that particular book. Seriously, I can't stand him, and the more I listen the less I can. He is overly dramatic, with drawn out words and a husky, dramatic near whisper as if every paragraph and every word is a supposedly dramatic,scary scene in a bad B-movie. His tone, the way he reads, sighs, draws out words, over acts and reads voices in an annoying nasal tone sets my teeth on edge. The story was good enough that I suffered through it, but when compared to the first Gunslinger novel, whose narration was spot on, listening to Frank Muller here was nearly unbareable.
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.
I thought the story, at first, was pretty slow, but eventually got pretty nail biting.
Frank Muller's narration couldn't have complemented the book any better. He nailed the accents.
The story in tbis fantastic book is one which offers everything you could ever want in a book. Mystery, loss, love, action, gun fights and fantasy. One of the best audiobooks ive listened to. The reader's voice perfectly captures the world and its characters.
The narration is amazing, the story gripping.
The characters in King's imagination are wonderful, completely absorbed with the development of the people created within the story.
I came to listen to King after the entire series was written. I am thankful I didn't discover this series during the years people had to wait for the next book to come out in print. I have had the pleasure of doing one right after the other and recently went back to listen again. Enjoying it as much as I did the first time and look for excuses to drive long distances, sounds great in my car!