I'm a long time devotee of "The Dark Tower" series. This is my first foray into enjoying the story in an audio format. It is as enjoyable in audio as it is in text. Guidall does a fantastic job of voicing various characters. Hearing the story allowed me to take in more narrative detail that I have in previous readings.
This edition is the unabridged version of the text that King release shortly after the conclusion of the series. It is not as ethereal as the edition I read through out high school and college. Having read the series, the initiated reader will find many narrative threads that connect to events/characters/ideas that pop up down the road.
This is a brilliant beginning to a grand tale.
I hope the next book is as good as everyone states because I was very disapointed and confused by the first book.
The story line was just too far out for me and I like fantasy.
No, this was my first.
Guidall's narration is always good.
Yes I would. The narrator has done a superb job on the reading of this book and gives it character which would help anyone to get into the story if they have not read or heard it before.
I myself would say it would be hard to compare this book to others. This book by Stephen King is not much at all like any of his others. It is a truly outstanding story and the rest of the story only gets better.
I have not heard any of George Guidall's readings before this. Based on how well his reading is for this book, I would consider listening to more of his reading.
This is one of the few books that has really caught my attention. I have read it and reread it several times. The story is one that you can lose yourself in with its variety.
Give this book a try. I do not think you will be disappointed. It is a great start to the Dark Tower series.
George Guidall is one of the great book readers. I've listened to many of his reads, often only because he was the one reading it. He, like Scott Brick, is one of those people I could listen to for hours. And often do!
This is great King, and well worth a listen.
Overall, I would say that this series is best meant for fans of Stephen King, not as much for the general populace of audiobook listeners. I was not a fan of King, and I would now say I am still not. In fact, I would not recommend this series after finishing the last book. I did not want to write a written review of each book until I finished them all and this turned out to be a good idea.
The first book to me was good but difficult to follow. New vocabulary used which is not alway explained well, and a story line that seemed constructed in pieces. It was good enough for me to go on to book two and I did find out that the difficult to follow sections of the book are explained again and in better detail. So you don't have to listen to the book again before moving on to book two.
This book seemed more Sci-Fi in genre with a fantasy component. Written well with interesting characters. Narration was subpar. Almost a deal breaker for moving forward.
All in all, get this book if you love Stephen King. If you don't like King's style, you will become disappointed by about book five in the series. A tough position to be in, too far along to quit the series but too boring to continue on. I decided to finish. I still don't know if that was the right decision.
I love this series; this is by far one of king’s better works. From the first book to the last the worlds King creates are amazing. It has an old west feel deep in a post apocalypse world. His charters really come to life with great development.
Everything in one, robots witches monster time jumps cowboys good evil
Hoe Rolland was.
I love all s.k. Books read
The greatest athor ever in humen time
It's a psychological thriller, rather than a
It's sort of like the Time Machine, because even though they don't REALLY go through time, it seems as though the whole story is moving backward and forward through time, as if The Gunslinger is his very own time machine!
The scene Where Roland describes his trial to transition into manhood, and to become a Gunslinger.
When Jake said,
It's extremely captivating. From the very first words, I was hooked. I bought both this and the Drawing of the Three, and before I was halfway done with The Gunslinger, I wanted to buy the other 5 as well. This is by far my favorite Stephen King novel/series.
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.