lena, IL, United States | Member Since 2011
The information given. I researched a lot of it after the fact. All true.
The feeling of dread that I had in realizing that it's only going to get worse and that our country is screwed.
He was extremely good. But that being said it's a work of non fiction and mostly all he has to really do spit out facts.
I wouldn't say an extreme reaction.
I'm listening to this for a second time just to hear all the facts again. If you listen to this book and DON'T get an overwhelming feeling of dread once you realize what road this country has been heading down for over 50 years then you need to get checked into an mental home.
The story.. obviously. King is a master and this is a master's Magnum Opus.
Roland, just like everyone else. He's Clint Eastwood in every movie from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly all the way up to Gran Torino. Roland is my favorite book character ever.
He sounds like a geriatric patient.. his voice sounds wet, like he has that white foam at the corners of his mouth but doesn't care. He sounds like he's drooling or his tongue is too thick for his face, or like his teeth are gone.
And he doesn't do voices well at all! I HATE the way he does Eddy's voice, Eddy is from friggin' New York.. he should sound like a New Yorker! Not to mention Jake and Eddy sound the same. Roland sounds like a regular guy.. not like what a gunslinger should sound like. His voice for Susana is just God awful too!
BRING BACK MULLER!
The pacing.. went far too slow for my tastes.
No, I wouldn't. Most of my friends have the same tastes as me and would feel the same way that I do about it.
The story was really slow in my opinion and a lot of it was bogged down with bickering between the characters. While I don't mind that usually, too much of it gets on my nerves. And I started to get irritated at how a lot of the characters thought or reacted to things. I understand the book ins't catered to me but it's just one of the hang ups with this book for me.
I would love it if squeal were to be made!
I realize a lot of people didn't like this book.. I'm not sure why, I guess most people are just too jaded? Either way, I loved it.. it's hard to find a hard boiled PI nior in space! Hahaha The story in this book has been told before, many times.. just not in space. I thought it was pretty well done.
No, but I've never thought an audio book was better than print. Just for the fact that when I read I can give the characters my own version of their voices.
Literally everything! Stephen King is a master author and I LOVE this series. The pacing is great, just when you think it's going to bog down with too much dialog, something insane and or soul crushing happens! And during all the hectic parts I find myself going back to re-listen just to make sure I caught all of it because sooo much happens! But you still have to pay attention during all that dialog.. some awesome Easter eggs for the more astute listeners. The reference to Richard Adams' lesser known works is one that really sticks out in my mind.
The breathy quality to his voice.. I'm not a fan.
I wouldn't, the only way this could make it to a screen near you would HAVE to be in an HBO series.. And only if it were put on in it's entirety! I would leave absolutely nothing out.
I find myself identifying with the characters on such an emotional level. I get mad at them when they say or do something stupid. I feel sad for them when tragedy strikes and so on and so forth. A truly masterful work that's worth a read, then a reread then a re-reread.
Well, it's nothing like any of the books I've listened to so close to the bottom. But I loved it.
For me, just the overwhelming sense of: "wow.. thinking on a cosmic level like this is a totally new feeling. I'd never looked at things in this light!"
He was a little dead pan most of the time. I'd lighten his tone a little.
"The history they DON'T teach you in school"
Really good listen, if you're mind is open to new ideas it's really worth it.
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