Its the Dark tower whats not to like.
I love Mr King but not hes reading style. Where is Goerge Guildall?
Book? No the Dark tower needs a Movie. Better yet a mini series.
I could not recommend this books as an audio book with Kind's narration. I have macular degeneration and have no choice but audio books; if you have a choice buy the printed version.
Roland as in the other Dark Tower books
George Guidall; Craig Wasson; Armand Schultz; Nick Sullivan; Ron McLarty; Simon Vance to name just a few.
Not if Stephen King is the Narrator
Rerecord the book with a professional narrator
Certainly AS good, maybe even better since Stephen King himself narrates.
It's hard to narrow to just one really! This is three stories nestled in one.
You will be on the edge of your seat for it all!
Incredible read for those familiar with the Dark Tower series but as good for those who have chosen this without any background with the katet.
If you aren't ready to commit to King's Dark Tower series (I admit, I haven't read the last two books), but like King's style and stories, this is a great read. If you are curious about the series, this book will give you a feel for the main characters, who appear at the beginning and end of the story. But you will mainly get a great story about a boy, his mother, a bad magician, a good magician...a heroic tale of a boy who faces his fears and failings. Well-read, well-paced.
I would change the narration, who ever was directing this production should be fired. I used to listen to Stephen King read the Dark Tower, Drawing of the three, and Wastelands, on tape. All were well read and entertaining, but this one lead much to be desired. I don't think it's Stephen's fault, again fire the director, he/she didn't do their job.
Re-visiting Roland's world.
He was poorly directed, many things could have been improved.
I don't think that this book would lend it self well to a movie.
I would not recommend this audio production to anyone. (Unless you're a die hard fan like me, and can look past the performance.)
SK did an ok job reading, he did not do voices for Rolend and the Ka-Tet, but he did do voices, some not bad, for the storys within the stories. Over all his preformance was amature, and next time i hope he uses a profesional. The story was good, i realy likes the story with in the story within the story, no doubt the best story, the other two were good, and i found the concept of a "Stark Blast" interestingly creepy. A good addition to the DT series, and i hope he does more.
Not one of the better books of the DarK Tower series but entertaining nonetheless.
Stephen King should have picked someone else to narrator this audio. Would have gave this a four in overall if it would have been narrated by some else.
After reading some of the reviews I was hesitant to order this book. I am glad I did. I enjoyed it very much. While Stephen Kings voice is different than the narrator's in the Gunslinger series, he did a great job with this story. My advice is to judge it for yourself.
I read this title after reading books 1-7, and while I enjoyed it a lot, there were definitely parts that were of greater interest than others. I would definitively say that this title is not on the same level as books 3 or 7, but it is nonetheless a great addition to King's world. Greatest drawback to this recording is that King reads it. An excellent storyteller he may be, but a voice actor he is not. Especially coming off of the first seven books' audio versions, this will be a hard transition for some listeners.
All said, however, I still recommend this title. More insight into an ever-growing world, and a return to some unexpected characters.