Love to read as I drive; never leave home without. Love the Cousins O'Dwyer Books #1 - made me feel I was there. Narrator X-celent! Purrfekt
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.
A trail running enthusiast, I also enjoy zymurgy, interpretive dance while wearing animal costumes, science fiction and inappropriate humor.
I've listened to Black House several times. It's a great sequel to The Talisman but stands alone as well. Frank Muller (RIP) is an engaging and overall entertaining narrator. The characters have not only come alive but have become old acquaintances.
Jack Sawyer remembering his past.
The description at the beginning of Wisconsin and the mention of places that are almost, but not quite, real. The "giant six-pack" for instance (it was never Kingsland Ale!).
Henry Laden. He's just oozes cool.
I love to read, and now that I have finally discovered audio books, I also love to listen. Books help me manage my bipolar disorder.
Stephen King is such a good storyteller. Frank Muller read so well I forgot the story was being narrated; he has a great range as to what voices he uses.
Yes, If you liked The Talisman you will enjoy this sequel.
The bikers find and enter the hidden trail to The Black House. Riveting.
Golf cart ride through hell.
This story is told with no wasted words. Any creative writing class would benefit from the study of this book's construction and style. ( yeah I know this is an audiobook but you get the idea ).
The story itself is also fantastic. Mystery, horror, and dark humor. Resonant characters and suspense carry the reader along with colorful narration ( apparently the narrator and reader is riding shot-gun with a big black bird ) .... wonderful read! The narrator does an excellent job, I especially enjoyed his high-pitched, vengeful Tyler Marshall voice.
While makes for a good stand-alone book, the Blackhouse just doesn't live up to its predecessor the Talisman.
it's a pretty solid murder mystery novel with standard Stephen King sci-fi/fantasy twist. the story itself is that of a town who has had a problem with children going missing. a beleaguered police department unequipped to deal with such a case, a big-time City police detective, and a multiple personality radio host make for an intriguing But ultimately sub-par story.
fans and the Talisman hoping for more of the territories will be sadly disappointed as this book holds almost no territories involvement. The little involvement that the territories have in this novel seem tacked on and as an afterthought.
while fans of The Dark Tower series will recognize some of the ideals towards the end of the novel the territories should have been left as a standalone world.
Franck Muller does an amazing job, as always, narrating reading this book.