Hottie who can read!
Its pretty good but not the best.
Its a pretty decent companion to the Dark Tower Series.
Boring and monotone. Could barely make it through.
I ended up loving this series so yes; with the proviso that the whole series is read. I believe SK wants this one filed after the Wolves of Calla.
At one point I thought I am wrapped up in a story within a story within a story and loving every minute of it.
Hmm, not sure; but he is getting better at narrating his own stories. I do miss George Guidall.
I love Stephen King's writing and ability to flesh out the characters. I was resistant to this series and did not listen to them for a while. I'm glad I finally broke down and got into these.
The rest of the series was narrated so wonderfully that having to listen to King was almost unbearable.
The stories that Roland tells in this book as the katet is sitting out the starkblast are like mini novels that are easy to lose yourself in. King is the king of full, likeable characters and monstrous villains. The people are so believable, it is like hearing from old friends again. I didn't want this book to end- and have listened to it several times. And since King narrates the book, it is especially good.
Tis book might be compared to The Wastelands because the adventures told in it are so complex.
My favorite scence is when the boy meets and frees the tiger.
Say something about yourself!
A professional narrator would have made a big difference.
I have most of the books written by King.
King is a great writer but a lousy narrator. He was monotone and was not dramatic in the reading.
I was sad about the audiobook. A different narrator would have made the book a better experience.
I love it when Stephen King reads his own books. Others might read it better, but there is something special about an authors reading their own books.
Great read, hard to put down. Sorry when it was over.
I wish I would have stayed with the print version. It would have been far less distracting.
I enjoy every trip to mid-word, King's ability to provide a great story never disappoints.
King's skill is in writing. His inability to narrate a story becomes distracting and the characters manage to come off lifeless and flat. It made it difficult to focus on enjoying the experience.
Stick with the print version and enjoy a wonderful chapter in "The Dark Tower"
I really enjoyed this book and didn't even mind Stephen King's narration. It was different than how George narrated the previous books, but I don't think that made it bad. Maybe it's just me, but Stephen's reading of Bag of Bones is one of my very favorites.
Honestly, anything that will bring more time and more stories to this collection, I am all for it.
This constant reader says thanks!
I didn't listen to it because Stephen King was horrible. I went out and bought the book.
Please Mr. King stick to writing and not reading to your audience. I loved the book and an glad I bought the actual physical book to read.
As everyone has noted, King is a better writer than narrator. He should definitely keep his day job. As jarring and irritating as it was in the beginning, it grew on me. ? By the last third of the story it was just there...someone telling me a story.
It is a stand alone story and doesn't impact on the overall Dark Towers story arch. However, it offers a bit more depth on the Roland character and is a pleasant visit with old friends. I enjoyed the story within a story...within a story format.