Peter Straub always delivers a delicious ending, but only after he has nearly bored you to death with minutia travel-log like details. Stephen King has reined in that tendancy to a degree but still in the first chapter you are give an exacting detail of the businesses on the main street of the city, and none of them are ever entered into during the remainder of the story. Black House flows well, the characters are well built and you will love some, and hate some. there are moments of high tension, and sorrow, and the ending will make you beg for more.
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.
"Worst money spent. This story was disjointed & awful. I love King, but this was a mess.... don't !"
This was a piece of crap! Don't waste your time ! Damn thing made no sense at all! Don't
I remembered the last words of The Talisman as I listened to this story. It was lovely to hear of Jack's adult life. This story was pretty much as good as The Talisman. It's hard to follow that act but, this book held up well.
Performance was incredible, voices of all characters were all unique and believable. Story is one of the best I've listened to in years. Part 2 after the talisman.