I like listening to Johnny Depp talk about Keith Richards, but only for so long. This book is only for the die-hard fan, and I guess I'm not one.
I picked this up after listening to all the Dark Tower books and becoming almost addicted to listening to King's works. The detailed imagery he uses in his writings is exquisite.
The story starts out slow, but speeds up about halfway through. The use of cruelty to a 12-year-old boy might offend some, but I think it shows how much of the cruel world Jack must endure to complete his journey. After all, the point of the journey is to steel him for the final showdown. Two negatives were the lack of story in the Blasted Lands and the rather predictable ending. Ok, so when the main character is on a specific quest, and it becomes evident that he will succeed in his quest, it makes the ending somewhat predictable, but it lacked the usual King twist at the end.
To sum it up, it was an enjoyable listen, but not as good as King's other works.
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