A great look into a single father's adoption of a school age boy. His unnessary doubts about being a good father.
I am likely to re-listen to this book in order to pick out the little items hinted at towards the beginning that played a larger part in the end. (to see what I overlooked).
As always listening to the Author who knows the tone, style, and what to bring to the story they have written is preferred by me. I know Stephen king isn't the "Actor" some readers are, He seems to get the story across Very Well!.
I rated the performance a 4 basically because compared to some 5 star readers he probably rates about a 3, but the extra quality he brings to reading his own works to me brings it back to a 5, so i averaged it out.
Although, the flow was normal for Stephen King, Slow build up then everything flys at the end. I felt the End was stretched well beyond the story in order to "explain" some of the items that just didn't come out in the story on its own. In this case it may have just been wrong (slowing or disrupting the flow of the story) if it was forced in elsewhere. This is why i discounted to a 4 rating.
A very interesting view of time travel, never sure where it was heading next.
The writer and reader both kept you wanting to follow onward through the tale, just to see what was going to twist into play next.
believe this is my first of his readings, but enjoyed his voice very much.
classy classic reading
Getting to know the story and the story characters which Ive heard and seen in so many ways but now I know the way it should be. Felt so much truer and real than any variation Ive seen or heard
Sometime the material could be a little dry, but Tim Curry kept it moving and interesting.
Not really a particular moment, but watching the reluctant scared boy turn into a curious, excited man who was seemed a little disappointed when the adventure was over.
Although I enjoyed listening to this book, I felt it was lacking something the 1st book had "Talisman" I havent read much of the dark tower series, but maybe this world has been written over enough by this time. It was good to see how the boy in the first book faired in his life and see him in action again. I enjoyed the "invisible 3rd party" character the author used to put me into the story. I think some of the visualizations were far enough from my "normal" thinking that it would loose me sometimes since they often were pulled from the air like a dream so had no consistency. But making it past these the story line was a bit short and little true action to it alot of the time. As I said I enjoyed listening to it, but overall I had to rate it a little lower than the first book since I was not as "pulled-in" as I was in it.
The 1st few chapters took alot of concentration. As with many of this author's works he goes into the minute details (describing every piece of furniture in a room for example) and until you figure out the main characters and the general plot lines those details sometimes get in the way. Once settled in to it though it pulls you in and holds you. At times I felt he would get sidetracked on a set of unnecessary details but quickly enough the story continues. I enjoyed listening to this story - I think it brought meaning to the 1st Dark Tower story I read along time ago since the setting (although not sure timeline or characters) had parts in common.
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