This is a mediocre start, I liked it, but not enough to make me want to read the other books. If my parents hadn't bought me the first three books--years ago, I never would have gotten into them. The story doesn't get good until the second book. This is one of the very first books he has written, and he has grown alot since then. This is the best series I know, and I read alot. Think of this one as an introduction to the real story that begins in the second book.
My favorite Stephen King novel yet! Incredible storytelling and an over the top imagination combine with an incredible reading to make this an incredible novel. Listened to it on a trip and it was over before you knew it and left me ready for the sequels!
Stephen paints vividly once again with his prose. I found myself re-listening to parts of this novel, each time getting a clearer picture. Almost waking in the morning and shaking the bleary blurred quality of my vision.
Real life can be boring sometimes, and that's when I pick up a book (or my mp3 player) :-D
This book isn't that great. The narrator is good but the story is eh.... It isn't until the very end that you learn what the series might be about. Having said that, I'm in the middle of the third book and I love the series so far. The second book is amazing so don't let a cruddy opener keep you from continuing on with the series.
I thought it was fine, just a little draggy and not really to my tastes. I do like some Stephen King novels, but not all. (The Stand is one of my all time favorites.) But this just wasn't for me.
This story was written by King way back in the 80's. It's one of his best, and introduces Roland Deschaine, the Gunslinger. Roland tells tales of his life to Jake, a boy from our world, whom he meets in the desert and decides to take along with him on his quest for Martin, "the man in black." It's set in our post-apocalyptic world, or another world just like ours that co-exists where time has 'moved on.' Like I said, it's one of his best! Well worth the credit!