This book is a must-"read" for anyone born before 1965. I found, however, that the book was presented in 2-parts, but both parts were exactly the same ... ? Excellent, none-the-less!
If you've ever had a dog or even just known a dog this book will make you smile & sometimes laugh out loud. Endearing and at times suspenseful, I listened to it once, then happily listened again with my husband while traveling.
The majority of this book might be enjoyed by 15-18 year-old girls. I listened to the end - because that's the way I am ... but I requested (numerous times) that someone just shoot me before I finished it! It might have been a contender had it not been for the incessant references to the wardrobe/accessories/nailpolish/lipstick/hairstyle-color and the sheer stupidity of the heroine.
This whole series has me "hooked"! My husband and I listen to books while we're traveling. Not being a big Stephen King fan and having "suffered/slept" through the first book ("The Gunslinger"). . .(I wasn't driving), we arrived at our destination after a long 12 hour drive in the middle of the second book("The Drawing Of The Three"). I/we chose to drive around town for another 20 minutes until I/we could bear to shut off the book! They're THAT good! I was saddened to learn of the accident suffered by Frank Muller (who absolutely made the stories live and breathe), but was grateful to George Guidall for picking up the stories and finishing with interest & dignity, the (sadly)last of the Gunslinger/Dark Tower series. If you listen to no others, listen to these!
I knew nothing and had no preconceived notions about this book. (I grabbed the only one I hadn't heard that was unabridged, and am so happy I did!) An enjoyable read, I was caught off guard by small twists and turns that inevitably add texture and weight to a "light" plot. The characters are carefully crafted slowly becoming more complex as the story goes on. In the same vein as "The Secret Life of Bees", by the second chapter I was totally captured and by the end longed for more by this author and this narrator.
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