I have listen to every book in the Dark Tower series. This series has been one of my favorites. Previous books were well produced with great readers. Steven King is a great author, but he should not have read this book.
As long as he isn't the reader.
Frank Muller, George Guidall, or Scott Brick.
I don't know. The narration was so painful, I hated the experience.
I only finished this book out of commitment. It is very frustrating to end such a long quest with such a bad taste in my mouth.
The idea of a story within a story.
It was good, but not as good as the original Dark Tower series.
When the evil step Father died.
If I had the time yes,
Sorry, I think following a question and answer format is a waste of my time. Likewise the comments on the narrator. If the story is so bad you can not lose yourself in it and forget the narrator it is not worth the listen.
This is the first SK I have read in a while that I liked. Not as much as the original DT series but still good. I saw it described as a prequel but it is more a side track off the original story line. It's another small dose of the imagery that hooked me in the original series. This telling makes me remember how much I loved the Stephen King that wrote Black House, The Talisman, and the Dark Tower series. Maybe he is still round after all. BTW, the sneak of Chapter One of The Shinning sequel was great as well. Dr. Sleep appears to be more in the right direction.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
This was a great book, and I loved how it fit into the exisiting Dark Tower series. The idea of a story inside a story inside a stroy was incredibly well executed. Some of my friends didn't care for Stephen King's narration; however, I thought he was terrific. I always prefer listening to the author because you can hear exactly how the author imagined the words to be said. I would highly recommend this book to anyone--even if they haven't read any of the other Dark Tower books.
This book was boring. It added nothing to the overall story. I have read all of SK's books, and this one did not make the cut. Come on Stephen, you must have another book on the caliber of The Green Mile. I know you do.
Yes, anything he writes.
Nearly anyone. I love your writing Stephen, but please leave the reading to someone else.
the narration. King can be ok at times - i do like some of his narration but he really should have let George Guidell do this one. It was my least favorite readings of his audio books.
The transformation of the skin man.
read the book if you can, it is a great story though doesn't really add to the DT story much. It just stands really well on it's own. And lest hope that it is re-recorded like some of Kings other books.
I love magic, fantasy and mystery! I hate sterotypical female characters and the authors who are stupid enough to create these characters!
I was very disappointed that this book went backward instead of forward in the story of the Dark Tower, however, it is a WONDERFUL short stack of stories within the Dark Tower story. When I listen to this series again, I'll listen to it before Wolves of the Calla instead of after.
New to the audiobook thing, but I like it! I'm a huge Stephen King fan... Along with the spy/military type books by Brad Thor, Vince Flynn
Yes, a lot of info and background into the world created by Mr King. The language used needed some getting used to ... I'll listen again just to make sure I didn't miss anything before moving on in the series!
A section where the young gunslinger meets a tribe who help him even though they don't speak the same language.
The young boy who ends up becoming a gunslinger inspite of his own doubts and fears.
In a place where worlds meet, the gunslingers of the old west still keep the peace!
I feel Stephen, who is my favorite a writer in this genre, must have pulled this one out of his "holding" bag. Not much of a story. Audio screwed up. Wish I had my credit back. Will look at future Roland adventures with a jaundiced eye. King is worthy of SO much better.
Should have gotten a better narrator. John Lee, etc Roy Dotrice probably wouldn't have done it. Frank Muller would be my first choice, but his marvelous voice has been silenced by fate .
Not that many to choose from.
Stephen, you owe me a credit.