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.
I love the voices George Guidall uses for each character. The book seems to come alive and I can "see" the action as it is taking place.
I have a crush on Roland. He is both strong and wise.
Other than Roland..I love Suzanna..A strong woman with abilities.
Yes..I cried ..I won't ruin the book by telling you why.
Please..If you like Stephen King, don't miss this book..or any of the others in the series!
Read Before Dying!
From the first word in book one, to the last word in book seven the story never failed to draw me into Roland's world and hold me spellbound! I earned the marathon badge listening to this book.
George Guidall has the perfect voice, inflection and intonation for a story with a western slant. Through his voice you felt the arid landscape of the desert, the dust and desolation of Roland's world, and the mind-boggling wonder at Roland's first taste of Coke!
A toss-up between Jake and Eddie, but I guess Jake wins out.The depth of his love for Roland and his willingness to die more than once made his special to me.
This is one story I hope never makes it to the screen.It has to be experienced as written and envisioned by the author, with nothing omitted, and no Hollywoodization of the plot, characters, or storyline.The Gunslinger saga is one of the reasons books will never die.
The Dark Tower books are perhaps the most important literary experience I've had, in the sense that the books spanned so many years of my life, in the writing AND the reading.
How can I compare this series of novels to anything else? The closest I can say is the unabridged version of the Stand and even then only because of the depth of the characters.
A favorite scene? Ha! How about the scene in my house when I finally read the last Chapter of The Dark Tower VII and threw a hissy fit because I felt so ripped off and hurt by the flimsy ending.
My reaction to this one specifically? Anger and frustration that something that was so important to me and a story I had read and followed for 2 decades ended in this fashion.
I titled this review "Who Shot JR 'sort of'" because of the ending. I won't spoil it exactly but, do you remember TV shows or movies or books that left you annoyed because they were explained away by ..."And then he woke up and it was all a dream"? This was similar to that and I felt ripped off for my loyalty to King and to this series of books in particular...Sigh...
I haven't read the print.
It doesn't compare to anything I've read. It stands alone in its originality.
He portrays a tenderness in his voice and the weariness of the long journey. Enjoyed the reading very much.