I have a love of the classics and fantasy horror.
I love this series of books at first the thought of a spaghetti western mixed with the paranormal was unsure if I wanted to waste my time. Since the first time I listened to the first book to this last one I could not get enough.
Upon getting to the Tower finally and he realises that the journey is not over and he has to start all over again. I found this frustrating and interesting.
His portal of Roland is amazing and how he brings in the other characters to live is really good.
I just hope that Stephen King writes more of this saga because the ending wasn't an ending at all.
I have read and listened to the entire saga twice. This long conclusion is exciting and spiritually satisfying. Some of the events are heart-rending, but this profound story helps me to accept the hardships and losses that are inevitable in real life.
Yes, it kept me laughing, crying and on my seat edge.
Jake, and Oy, they were such lovable characters and I like the fact that a dog/companion could talk and really know you.
Different voices to so many characters, how does he do that?
Yes, I cried when Jake died, nothing like when any of the other characters died or even when Jake died the first time. I laughed a lot too, though.
I'm a hardcore listener! I find time for a min of 6 books a month. Sci-Fi & Fantasy is mostly where I live, but I can stretch to others.
I was lov'n the book and the series, ... until we walked into the tower. I even think that meeting Steven King (in the book) was a neat literary trick, although I initially bemoaned the ploy.
The characters and their development, the performance and production are first rate and I listened to all of the books in sequence. But in the end, and all things must come to an end, I found myself back at the beginning.
This book is very good, but the flight path of the series ends suddenly when it eventually collides with the appearance of the Dark Tower. There is potential to continue the story, but the investment in all of the characters and settings would be lost to everyone but Rolland.
A little creepy, a little weird, but you keep listening because you want to know what happens. I became a little addicted to this series even though one part of my brain was saying, Oh yeah, sure that's likely. The liveability of the characters and the story was enough to override my common sense.
I liked it.
I could not think of a better way to end this epic tale. I never suspected the ending and was completely surprised with the result. King keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire book. The Dark Tower has just enough suspense, horror, and science fiction to totally immerse you in Roland's world.
The Lord of the Rings series is comparable in some ways because it to is about accomplishing an epic task when all odds are against you.
Roland enters the top room of the Dark Tower in the field of tet-ka can Gan.
I can't say here because of spoilers.
Read it to the end!
This series of books can only be described as a cunning combination of a western & a science fiction thriller. Not the normal Steven King fair but still a great read, or listen.
Assuming you've been through Song of Susannah, you already know King goes and breaks the 4th wall (the writer putting himself in the story). I can under stand how tramatic the accendent was and that it was important to finishing the story, but it sickens me that he took it in the direction he did... but otherwise... yes... I loved it.
I found the ending choice interesting but something in the back of my mind says I've read/seen this all before?!
You'll want to read all these stories again, and again!
5 stars because I finished it and truely felt something.
A great ending to a great series.
I continue to care about characters in the 7th book, that is worthy of a WOW.