This story just whetted my appetite for the entire series and made me want to read the all. I have read copious amounts of Stephen King stories and this ranks up there with the best of them. I love the way Mr. King make references to the characters of his other books like
Reminds me of the old movie serials and of Shane and not so perfect lead character that rises above most of his faults to become a true hero.
Mr Guidall did a fine job on the narration but he is not my all time favorite.
Yes I could sit and listen to this story in one sitting if I could only have such an opportunity. LOL
As I have said previously Mr. Guidall does a passable job with the narration. I must say that I own this title on cassette tape with Frank Muller ( he is sorely missed RIP)as the narrator and was so much more enamored with his voice. His inflection and pronunciation are different then Mr. Guidall. Audible please re-release this version on your site and I will definitely but the title again.
I imagine George Guidall is a very nice gentleman. Yet I did not care for his narration of this book. I am on book 2 of this series and the narrator is 10 times better.
Was looking forward to the whole series. Sadly I was put off by the first book. Just couldn't get involved in the story. Too many flashbacks and odd offshoots. Oh well. Still love Stephen King. Just not the Dark Tower Series.
I couldn't finish it. It lost me and was boring. I really wanted to like it but I just could not get into it.
I really really really really tried to listen to this book and hope that I would just love it but I just did not enjoy this audiobook at all. I am a huge Stephen King fan but I really wanted to get started on read/listening to the Dark Tower Series but after Volume 1 I just dont think i want to read/listen to the rest. But I will definately re-listen to it again some time and hope that it works out better for me.
Anyway you look at it, Stephen King is a strange bird but some of his stories are beyond great. Sadly I hated this one. Actually kept listening just hoping it would get better. Needless to say I won't be listening to any more in this series.
I just finished the last book of the series and am looking back on the Gunslingers story at the beginning. This first book is a humble beginning to what becomes an incredible and rich tale. But though the book is humble in relation to the larger story, it is still filled with interesting characters and a compelling line. It is a very appropriate and well done start.
George Guidall, the narrator, took some getting used to. But after a little while I was really enjoying his reading. I especially like his voice for the Gunslinger.
Thanks again Steven for giving us a peice of your mind and soul. The first time I heard this, I thought it was going to just be a western book, but discovered to my surprise and satisfaction, that it was much more than that. Thanks again for the Dark Tower Series. They are the greatest.