I was warned that this story is rough. It is. It is one of Kings earliest attempts at writing and it's obvious. I powered through it in anticipation that the following books would be better, which is what everyone says.
In the end, I think you could just read the synopsis on Wikipedia, save your $17 and go right to book 2.
Yes, it's a highly dramatic reading of an already excellent beginning to an epic adventure.
When Roland caught up to the Dark Man and found out bullets don't solve everything.
The accents and emotion of the characters make them seem even more real.
When Roland lost Jake.
I look forward to hearing the complete series eventually, and I hope the same narrator is used.
Yes-Definitely, because it's just COMPLETELY WORTH IT ! ! !
There is or was NO Favorite part, because the ENTIRE SERIEIS/COLLECTION is wonderful, no ifs, ands, or buts about it ! ! !
ALL OF IT - Point Blank ! ! !
The Most Memorable Book Collection (Because once you read it
Loved It-just loved it. If you NEVER read or listen to any other series/collections by:Stephen King, this is DEFINITELY the ONE that you would want to read or listen to. The
First off wow.. its like finger nails on a black board.. Im doing the best I can to painfully finish this book so I can move onto book 2 before I give a full review of what I think of the Dark Tower series. After all the rave reviews and people telling me how great this series is.. I'm finding this horribly drab.. boring .. confusing... and just dull. It appears that Mr King discovered what adjectives are prior to writing this book and recently purchased a thesaurus. Its hard to follow whats going on .. if not staying awake. The Narrator is not doing a horrible job but he is all wrong for this book.. its hard to tell who is talking and who is who because its the same old man reading.. My mother read this book way back when it was a new release and for years has said how much she hated this book compared to other Stephen King books. I only have 2 hours left to go.. and I'm really hoping to make it to the end.. and I will move on to at least book 2 before I completely give up.. Sadly so far this has been my worst purchase on Audible to date. I do not believe one person that says they enjoy this book..I'm sure they enjoy the series and have forgotten how awful this book was to get through.. I'm suing Stephen King if I crash my car from falling asleep listening to this utterly slow drab.. wet napkin of a book.
I have read this book 4 times and the complete series 3 times. It's an epic journey and the fact that it took Stephen King so long to complete the series makes it even better. RE-reading this after completing the rest of the series you can gain an even better appreciation of just how deep the story is.
The coming of age.
I love Mr Guidall's voice he gives all the characters so much personality.
The man in black... Of course! I He knows how to have a good time.
Looking forward to the next book that Stephen King is adding to the series.
"The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed." I'm hooked from the very first sentence. Who is the man in black? Surely an evil man.
Who is the gunslinger? Is he good? Why is he following the man in black? Will he catch him? What happens if the gunslinger catches him?
This book has some jaw dropping, frightening images as the gunslinger guns down an entire town. Travels through the belly of a mountain with mutant foes. You also learn of the gunslinger's coming of age, the moment he becomes a man. You learn what kind of man he is. You learn that the gunslinger is the last of his kind. A lonely knight searching for the holy grail after all the others have died, gone insane or simply gave up. An obsessed man hunting for his great white whale. A stubborn man in search of what is known as the dark tower.
The dark tower is a nexus connection point of all time and space, and possibly at the top of the tower resides God. Is this a story of a one man's redemption? The gunslinger lives in a worn out world that is nearing it's death. Is he a savior seeking to save his damned world?
Many possibilities... This book sets up an epic tale. You learn of the gunslinger, his world and what drives him. You learn more of the dark tower and the very high price the gunslinger is willing to pay to obtain it.
No matter how the story ends. One thing is for sure, you are in for an incredible ride.
Make the character a little less like Clint Eastwood's recurring gunslinger rolls. I was waiting for the music from
I think Mr King is one of the most gifted authors of our time, but this book was truly bizarre. A lot of words but storyline and plot not well developed at this point.
I like Mr. Guidall's performance. Have enjoyed other stories read by him.
I have yet to decide on the purchase of the sequel.
I expected more since this is a series & I love George Guidell as a reader. Just didn't seem to hold my interest and was anxious to be done with it. I won't be listening to the other books.
Wasn't that interesting to me.
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.