I would give it 8/10 because in my later years I'm more into romance novels. This ending is Typical SK. I started this series in HS, joined the military, became a nurse, a mother and finally it's over. The end was fitting but still disappointing in a good way.
Not a book but a song. Real life is not about happy endings but about the struggle, the journey, which is life itself. I remember asking a nursing co-worker as a new nurse why must life be such a struggle? Then it hit me, because it would be so boring if it wasn't. Hannah Montana "The Climb" sums it up the best "I can all most see it, that dream I'm dreaming, but there is a voice inside my head saying you'll never reach it. Every step I'm taking, every move I'm make feels lost with no direction, my faith is shaking. But I, I got to keep trying...got to keep my head held high. There is always going to be another mountain, I'm always going want to make it move. Always going to be an uphill battle. Sometimes I'm going have to lose. It ain't about how fast I get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side.....It's the climb....The struggles I'm facing, the chances I'm taking, sometimes might knock me down but, no I'm not breaking. I may not know it, but these are the moments that I'm going to remember most...Just got to keep going...I got to be strong...Just keep on pushing on..." This is how life really is. Even in the last moments of life, the human spirit is still struggling, still trying to hold on to that last bit of hope. I'm disappointed because the Tower seems to reflect the true image of life as we know it. If you're the type who wants an escape from reality, stop when the author asked you to. If you are willing to face reality keep on stepping.
I loved his old rustic voice, it did the Gunslinger's tale proud.
Never Ending Journey
I wasn't ready to say good bye. T_T
The least helpful reviewer on audible.
Well, all great things must end.
The Dark Tower is, without a doubt, the best fantasy series in existence. However, this final installment felt different from the rest. It is hard to put into words what was wrong with it. It may be that the pacing was off or it may just be that I hated to see it end.
This has always been my favorite series, but this is not my favorite installment. Mr. King does put a disclaimer before the final chapter and it is so true.
An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.
Finally coming to the end of a very long book series for one, second finally finding out what is at the top of the Dark Tower.
I love the ending, how King wraps up certain things but throws a few monkey wrenches in the rest of it.
I have only listened to the other Dark Tower book he has read so I have no other refernece point.
The Long Goodbye.
Many people say that the ending was awful but I found it very satisfying and worthy of the series.
Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.
What a journey. I have to give the series a sold 4 overall. There were times the books were top 10!, then times where it made me sleep. The ending is what will haunt me for a long time. Resist the temptation, take the journey and let the ending blow your mind. Have a good time, don't forget the face of our father.
I was relieved to enjoy such a great ending to something I enjoyed listening to for so long. This was a wonderful journey to have completed. some day I'm sure I'll listen to them all over again.
Well, I really never did much reading. But after finding audio books. I can't seem to stop listening. Thanks Audible!
This is the 8th time that I have read the series. I still find it very enjoyable. After all, it's like visiting old friends
Adventure and suspense please!
I know many didn't appreciate it, but I found it fun and clever and more satisfying than most endings.In general I could do without the spiders and ghouls that Stephen King tend's to resort to. Other than that I love his stories and was totally hooked on this series. The narration was fantastic except for the female characters that were supposed to be beautiful. Men in vocal drag just don't allow me to visualize beautiful women.Also, about that imperfection that gets erased.. . She had a much bigger problem.. . I don't get that choice. If you listened/read, you should know what I mean.