When I first picked up The Eyes of The Dragon, I found it to be a fun read, laid out in a very storybook format. It still remains one of my favorite books and, thanks to Bronson Pinchot, is made even better. Pinchot's pacing works perfectly with the story and hearing it for the first time just served to remind me why I loved it in the first place.
I do not feel that Bronson Pinchot is very excited in his narration. His unenthusiastic narration made me stop listening - left a lot to be desired.
Not if it is like this one.
I had been searching for a story. This is it. Love the narration! Love the pace. Great tale. Wish there were more.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
This is one of my favorite books, and I am glad that it is on Audible. I was surprised at how well Bronson Pinchot read the book, I was expecting a comedy reading, but he gave a great performance and the voices he did were great.
I really liked this story. Basic but had some very interesting characters. Would make a great addition to a "Stephen King Presents" mini series.
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
I believe I have read everything Mr. King has written. For those of the Dark Tower Series this will seem like familiar territory. The problem is it starts as a children's book (style of writing) then goes back to Mr. King's standard style, then back again to the Children's style. It was a bit confusing. My suggestions is that there are many better books by Mr. King but if you loved the Tower series or have read all his other books this is a fine filler piece.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Stephen King did a great job tapping into the time of dragons & knights, etc.
It was an entertaining, partially lighthearted listening. Not his typical horror/thriller but a very good story nonetheless.
I found myself listening to the story more than once. The narrartor did a good job keeping you listening.
This is without a doubt my favorite Stephen King novel and one of my favorites by any author. Despite being labelled as Fantasy (rather than Thriller or Horror), it has many of the best traits of some of his other novels. Ok, it's a simpler tale with less moral ambiguity but it manages a depth that many of his other stories lack. But the best part, is that I can read (or listen to) it over and over, enjoy it, and not have to spend time cleaning and healing my mind and soul afterward. Overall well narrated but there were parts where I wondered if the narrator was paying attention to the text. At those points, the mismatch between how Flagg was supposed to be speaking, and how the narrator had him speak, was so extreme that it was distracting.
Still, overall glad I got it. And I will listen to it again.
While this story seems to be geared towards a younger crowd, it has the hallmarks of most of Kings work. The characters are well thought out and the story passable. What, in my mind makes this work most enjoyable is the narration. Bronson Pinchot surprises with a depth of voice character and subtlety that often made me smile at how he fleshed King's work out and made it come alive. I wouldn't say that this is one of the best of King's works but I enjoyed listening
I think the book was good and fun to listen to. The voice of "Flagg" another recurring evil character in King's writing was tolerable until he began screaming up the corridors in the end of the book. I literally wanted to shut off the recording. My only criticism is that it wasn't very deep and not all that imaginative for a fantasy novel. It's still written as if it were from this world and these times and its just hard for me to make that leap. I prefer fantasy novels that take me to another world and immerse me in it. This was more like reading about King Arthur and the knights of the round table. If that's what you like, you'll love it. It was a good book with good characters. Just not my preference from this particular writer. Note: I wasn't a fan of his Dark Tower Series either.