I struggled through all 7 books. this series came highly recommended by a good friend who loves Stephen King novels. now I see you'd have to have read and love all of Stephen kings books to understand and appreciate this series. if you haven't or don't then I'd say save your money and time. this series is boring and unimaginative.
the early books were epic. when king finally got around to finishing the series he seemed to struggle, pulling non-credible ideas from places unknown simply to drag himself from a bog of nothingness. in short, the story fizzled.
the ending was a bit of a disappointment, but I guess that is to be expected after seven books and 25 years of reading them. re listened to the final chapter just to try and wrap my head around it. it is sort of growing on me and the explanation that King gives that it is the journey not the destination truly fit for this book.
I'm not a massive Stephen King fan but I will say after listening to every book in this series I was actually sad it had to end. I am happy I have completed this work and It fills a notch that few can for me. The series broke the 4th wall a few times which I don't care for as a personal opinion but I love the series and I will probably buy a hard cover at some point. Hail word slingers. Finish your journey.
I normally don't write reviews but I felt cheated by this book series. It started decently but as book three and on came out the story just got worse and worse. The true jumped the shark moment happened when he wrote himself into the book. Now would a brief mention of himself do?? No he needed to stroke his ego and call himself God and oh by the way these are other amazing books written by Stephen King he will write about his characters praising. I read reviews and saw them high and wish someone would have wrote this earlier so I could have saved my time. Most authors if they find they don't have ideas for a book they won't write it or wait to have a final draft but not this series. Incongruities, that he admits are in the book, screw it leave them in the book I mean it's Stephen King. Ran out of ideas? Let's add vampires and other creatures to fill the pages. I usually feel bad when characters are killed off but this series I did not have that. They even had failures in the ending saying Jake had died twice forgetting his first trip to mid-world was him dying. I apologize for the rant but wanted to give a counter point to the people who think Stephen King can do no wrong. He may have done some good books but this series has lost all respect I have for him. Please think twice before starting this series and look at Dresden, Brandon Sanderson, or Coin and Dagger series instead.