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This story was written by Stephen King and read like a childrens bedtime story; and that's fine if that was how it was intended.But the "The Eye of the Dragon" was billed as the prelude to "The Dark Tower" series. This story has about as much in common with the Dark Tower as powder puff football has to the NFL. Yes there are some characters that share the same names and we learn more about Flagg , and it is set in Delain but not much else . I would have liked to hear how the late great Frank Muller would have read it; woudl have been much better.
coming of age
Steven King writing a story for the story.
I would not have guessed how well Bronson Pinchot did. I was very sceptical
I listen to this book over and over
I love books.
Absolutely the story. This is one of my favorite King stories.
The voice and style King uses in telling this story reminds me of Tolkien's The Hobbit.
Mr. Pinchot started out in the first and second chapters sounding a little like a robot, but he got much better. I really have enjoyed his reading since then.
No, I want it to last as long as possible.
When I initially purchased this audiobook, the reviews were generally unfavourable. But as a fan of the Dark Tower series (and the Flagg character in other King books as well), so I had relatively low expectations going into it.
After finally 'reading' the book, I have to say that it far surpassed my (admittedly modest) expectations. I simply couldn't 'put it down'.
That said, the narrator was a bit robotic at times, but the voices he did were exceptional, and more than made up for the poorer aspects of his performance.
This is definitely not for everyone, being of a rather different tone/style than most of King's other work I have enjoyed. But I felt that the story and the characters themselves were more than enough to distract me from any complaints I might have and draw me into the tale.
The storytelling was amazing. The narrative was outstanding. Period. The story itself was very atypical of fantasy. I enjoyed the inclusion of good ole' Flagg too. It wasn't your run of the mil King novel, either. Although there was virtually no combat scenes, it was full of action. The characters were astoundingly deep, with the exception of Peter, maybe.
The moment where Thomas witnesses the poisoning of Roland.
No. I've seen a few movies he stars in, but this was incredible. I am definitely going to research more books that he narrates.
I laughed a few times. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time.
I reccomwnd this story to people who like King's versatile writing style, fantasy with deep characters, or just a great story. I am regretful that it wasn't any longer, though.
I will absolutely never buy another recording by Bronson Pinchot.
I have loved this book since I first read it as a child. Listening to it helped me get through my work day, but the recording itself was a total disappointment. Bronson's Pinchot's monotone, staccato delivery only exacerbates the (minor) flaws in King's early writing, and his ridiculous voice for Flagg makes him sound like a lisping My Little Pony villain.
Very different from other King books, The Eyes of the Dragon is a fantasy story. It has all the ingredients for the fairy tale - kings, queens, castles, dragons, honor, deceit and very, very evil villain.
Bronson Pinchot does an excellent job narrating it (especially Flagg voice) and audio mastering is pretty good too.
I'd highly recommend this book if you're in the mood for a good fantasy read by a good narrator.
The story was clean, great characters and kept me interested throughout. Always little connections to other King stories. The guy can write!
Peter was a fun character and of course Flag.
I don't write many reviews but everything I download from King seems better than the last.
I prefer highly imaginative works involving the supernatural & paranormal. However, since joining audible, my tastes have broadened considerably. My rating scale: 5*=Fantastic Book!!! 4*=Liked it, but not quite a favorite. 3*=Solid story, but a 1x listen. 2*=Did not like it, couldn't get into it. 1*=Hated it! Possibly couldn't even finish it.
This story gives me a whole new perspective on Steven King's writing. It is not anything like the horror stories i am familiar with, but more of an epic tale set back in the time of kingdoms, peasants, large castles, and evil wizzards! I absolutely loved this book. It is my favorite Steven King book yet. The characters in this novel are believable and fully developed. Their thoughts and actions are so intricately described making them feel like someone the author knew rather than simply invented for a story.
The style in which this story was told was a refreshing change of pace. Instead of trying to keep the reader in suspense of what happened next, the narrator reported what was to happen upfront, then let the story unfold at it's own pace to reach the already known conclusion. This was quite different than what i am used to and at first i thought i did not like it. But the evolving story line was so enticing that i found i preferred this type of narration after all. It was not about "What was going to happen" but "How was it going to happen." This made the novel much more about the characters' journey than the novel's destination, which suits my style much better overall.
I could not put this book down. I had to know how the tale came about. I recommend this book without reserves and plan on reading it again myself sometime soon! Enjoy!
You know how The Hobbit is the children's book for Lord of the Rings? This is the children's book for the Dark Tower series. You don't have to read Dark Tower series to enjoy this book. And I'd recommend reading this AFTER the series. I'd recommend reading it to read to your kids.
Anyways, it's not a bad book. Some good humor and good characters. Most are flat, but not many 'tales' like this have round ones. And is it bad my favorite character is the villain? He's pretty scary.
My problem is some of the scenes are long and unnecessary. If King wrote this for his kids, it was definitely a bedtime story cause I wanted to fall asleep a few times. But then a good part comes along and I can hear myself saying 'Come on, one more chapter!'
Flagg. I can hear the tweaking they did for his voice. But he's pretty good at sounding scary.