I was very keen to start this book after listening to "You're Next"! The story seemed to be leading somewhere but the narration was just awful. After a few hours I couldnt stand it and switched off. The voice was totally monotone and I would find my mind wandering as it just was blah blah blah....
I do not write many reviews but bought this book after every reviewer had given it 5 stars, and I felt i had to give a different opinion. I was not able to get through the book as it just seemed to go on forever about nothing. Janie did not seem to have many problems in life and in fact had it pretty easy. The reading was wonderfully done but I found the negro accent extremely irritating. I know it is set in a different era, but our ears aren't used to hearing that sort of speech any more.
One of the most overrated books I have ever listened to!
A very believable storyline and great narratation. Kept me interested to the end without losing any sense of reality as sometimes happens in books.
I had seen the book "The Gunslinger" in shops over the years, and had been curious but had never bought it. I saw it on Audible and thought "theres that book again maybe I will buy it"!! Must have been ka!
Oh what a tale. I have listened one book after the other and can imagine the frustration of people who have had to wait years for the next book to be written. The luxury of having Roland, Suzanna, Eddie, Oy and Jake travel with me for the last few weeks has been a joy. I thought the ending was perfect and the reading of the original "Child Roland to the Dark Tower came" was an extra gift. Wasnt sure about Steven King putting himself in it but it worked. I found it hard to change narrators half way through, but came to love Georges style and as Roland he was perfect.
All in all a hard act to beat...what will I listen to now???
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