You know how The Hobbit is the children's book for Lord of the Rings? This is the children's book for the Dark Tower series. You don't have to read Dark Tower series to enjoy this book. And I'd recommend reading this AFTER the series. I'd recommend reading it to read to your kids.
Anyways, it's not a bad book. Some good humor and good characters. Most are flat, but not many 'tales' like this have round ones. And is it bad my favorite character is the villain? He's pretty scary.
My problem is some of the scenes are long and unnecessary. If King wrote this for his kids, it was definitely a bedtime story cause I wanted to fall asleep a few times. But then a good part comes along and I can hear myself saying 'Come on, one more chapter!'
Flagg. I can hear the tweaking they did for his voice. But he's pretty good at sounding scary.
Please give James Marsters a glass of water! For crying out loud! I'm tired of hearing this guy swallow, LOUDLY, all the time! His voices are acceptable, he's not too bland. But were they under such a tight schedule and not give him a break to let his mouth cool off?
I own the paperback. Jim Butcher writes in my favorite style. First person! And he writes in a very sarcastic tone.
The narrator, who also played the main character on the short tv series, but in this audiobook he SUCKS! Maybe he gets better in the next audiobooks, but he does many annoying traits. He swallows VERY loudly, he wheezes, and talks too low for an overly dramatic effect.
Previous two books were good, but this book seemed confused and hurried. Without any spoilers, if you have read/listened to the previous 2, be prepared to be annoyed about what happens to half the main characters
It's a good book (if I was only rating the book it'd be 5 stars) I've read it before. I listened to the previous books and loved them. This narrator, John Lee, isn't bad but his voices are a tad over the top. And since he's reading as all the characters like Roy Dotrice did, it's like an entire television series being recast! Or the main character of a movie being recast! It's just not the same!
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