It's hard to put a finger on just where this book went wrong, it's pacing is off, many story elements are downright silly and the ending will likely frustrate rather than satisfy.
Yeah, lay off the King books for a while.
I read the print version back when it came out and enjoyed it for what it was, I would consider it the better version if only because I skimmed though the middle part of the book in an effort to move the story along.
I found his accents really helped bring the setting of the book out more than just reading it would have.
It is worth a listen just to give you the ending The Wastelands should have had and the story Roland tells the group is interesting but it hardly moves the plot of the Dark Tower series forward.
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