I read the whole series and then discovered this little gem that fit in the middle. no matter , I missed all the characters and was glad to visit them again, all though, they are not the main players this time. enjoyed so much I plan to read (listen) again down the road.
I cannot even get through listening to this book. I love Stephen King as an author BUT YOU ARE A TERRIBLE NARRATOR! I hate that I can't listen to it because I love the dark tower books. This was a mistake and I do not know why you tried to narrate this yourself.
I had to bail in the second chapter, so ignore the "Story" rating (I couldn't get to this part without rating the story). Writing the book doesn't make you the best narrator. King is not as monotone as, say, Tim Robbins (The Great Gatsby), but was intolerable.
after finishing the Dark Tower Series and going through the "post-epic-saga" blues, I was thrilled to see that King wrote this small side story into Roland's past. It's great! give it a listen!
Narration is not great, but it's not all THAT bad. Hearing authors read their own works is always kind of interesting to me and King does a fair job at this. The story far outweighs any trouble I had getting used to his reading.
I love listening to king read his own work. This was another enjoyable listen, and I am looking forward to trying the dark tower series next.
Tough it didn't follow Roland and the tet on their current journey as much a the previous books, I always appreciate a look into Roland's past. the wind through the keyhole was a captivating story In the midst of everything happening around it. it felt kind of Inception-y to listen to a story within a story within a story but non the less I was still rooting for Tim Ross the whole time. great listen even if Stephen narrated it, he was a little dry at first but his characters started to flow through him a little more by the end of it. I'm glad he chose this one to speak on and hearing it straight from the horse's mouth was a nice change for a shorter book.
Avid listener...100+ per year for many years. Very few reviews seems I only say something when I am disappointed or elated!
Midworld and characters...great writing.
Professional Reader. Stephen, you should leave this part of the production to the professionals.
Had to stop listening because of Stephen King's narration. I love the Dark Tower series, but this was impossible to listen to. I'll just read the book.