went back into the 'territories' after so many years had passed... loved the entire book and Frank Muller was awesome... again!
Didn't laugh or cry... wasn't that type book; it WAS a breath-holder with all the twists and turns only S.King can create
I particularly enjoyed the characters in this book. Sadly, I had not yet read The Talisman when I read Black House, so I did it all backwards. Don't let that stop you though. This is classic King. Exciting, colorful and creepy.
Not sure. Still reading the Talisman which pales by comparison.
The most effective scene was the slow and agonizing death of the biker. It was awful - I could envision it all. Very...maybe entirely too...graphic. I was queasy through several chapters.
"Be sure to pick up your barf-bag at the ticket window."
In spite of the brutality and very graphic violence, I'd still recommend this as an excellent book for Stephen King fans.
I love Stephen King as much as the next guy, but I probably would not. It was a good story, but I suppose that I've grown tired of the Territories.
The Talisman and The Dark Tower series. Same settings and familiar faces.
Frank Muller was incredible as always. If you've read/listened to The Talisman, you should definitely experience this conclusion of the tale.
The story was good, if a little more self-conscious and less fully realized than Stephen King stories usually are.
Don't really have a memorable moment yet, just started listening.
Has Frank Muller ever been to Wisconsin? Does he think that working class accent = New Jersey all over the country? Did anyone ever tell him that breathy delivery of a non-bodice-ripper is really, really annoying?
The performance makes me want to cry.
Re-record it with a better performer.
Definitely! The character development and the re-introduction of Jack Sawyer was fun!
Frank Muller's performance brought this story to life!
This is as excellent!
No I think that this is the purview of the author. Loved it!
Not all Stephen King novels are mysterious and gory. This had some gore, but it was in keeping with the character. I thought it was a great story!
No. I seldom listen to anything twice. the descriptions of the towns people was gross enough the first time. Once past that the book was very good.
Mr. Mercedes. the beginning description of the main character is hard to hear, but the story is very good.
Henry with is many characters.
Jack Sawyer of course. His expanded view of existence.
For some reason I enjoy King's work, but never got the hebie jeebies from them. I guess it took a cannibal who preys on young children to really spook me out. It has everything you would want from the king's franchise and so much more.
I liked how he gave you the option of closing the book almost at the end and taking a picture perfect ending or really socking it to you.
The dark tower was taken to a whole different level with muller . He just knows when to stretch out words and make certain things extra creepy when they need to be. This book is classic muller, no questions about it.
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
This is a difficult task...for the authors to reconstruct the world they created so many years ago in The Talisman. It is more than just characters and places that need to be consistent, it is the emotion...the space that we find ourselves in as readers when we dive into the story. This novel picks up on the life of Jack Sawyer 20 years after his adventures in the Territories as a child. That story was so epic and enthralling that there were some really big shoes to fill as Mr. King and Mr. Straub once again attempt to create that world.
I won't say that this transition was flawless...because it wasn't...but it was so exciting and satisfying to find myself once again transported to those other places. Jack's character in Black House was very consistent and believable in regards to where he would have more than likely ended up after the Talisman adventures. The storyline that the authors devised for Jack and his cohorts to work through this time around was great, and tied up the overall storyline quite nicely.
Frank Muller is, without a question, my favorite narrator and will be missed every day.
the detailed laying out of the characters and the whole ground work for the story which was actually longer than the the story. However I kind of missed Stephen Kings clear and pinpoint karate chaps (in words)
Jack Sawyer because he seemed together, of good character,
detail description so one can almost picture it.
Black House of Horrors
I am not so sure about the children. That makes me think of dirty old Men.