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Francois

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  • The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3779)
    Performance
    (1890)
    Story
    (1914)

    All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

    Dawn says: "Unbelieveable"
    "Disappointing end to the series The Dark Towers"
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    What disappointed you about The Dark Tower?

    While I enjoyed the first three books in the series, I struggled to continue on after the fourth. Most of the fourth book (Wizard and Glass) should have been a separate book, not directly related to the Dark Tower series. The last three books were about Stephen King indulging himself in writing whatever came to mind. What he once wished was going to be his LOTR turned out to be his Tower of Babble (pun intended).


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    I thought George Guidall did a good job with the narration. It is difficult to keep up with all the characters and impossible for any one person to give each one a distinctive voice. I have listened to many of his books and I generally enjoy his work.


    What character would you cut from The Dark Tower?

    It seemed he forgot about the reader who wants a story, not just a neverending parade of characters (including the author himself). There are too many characters, too many subplots.


    Any additional comments?

    For those of you who have enjoyed the entire series and have been entertained, my opinion won't matter and I respect that. This review is for those who are struggling to continue on and wonder if it's worth it. I have enjoyed many books by Stephen King, but the Dark Tower challenged my resolve to finish any book I start. If Stephen King ever changed his mind about allowing his books to be abridged, the Dark Tower would make for an entertaining series. Great imagination, but self-indulgent on the part of the author.

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