Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you've ever heard. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. Don't miss the other volumes of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
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"Brilliant, fresh, and compelling...will leave you panting for more." (Booklist)
"An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
I bought this audiobook because my teenaged son enjoys action/fantasy/science fiction books. We couldn't enjoy this one, though. It stinks - with a putrid, rotty stench that makes your stomach turn and cramp until you wish you were dead ... That's just my imitation of the style of writing found in this book. We turned it off after about 40 minutes, when the subject being described in agonizing detail was urine.
Disjointed, irregular. This is not Mr. King's best work but it survives on his reputation, not on the quality of this work. I actually deleted it from my mp3 player before I finished it. It was wasting my time.
Began reading sci-fi 71 years ago, at age 4, will continue until my clock quits ticking.. Best education one could have ever wished for.
Wildly, wonderfully imaginative and spellbinding, I could hardly put it down. Stephen King is, without doubt,a genius and a master of his craft.
I bought this based on prior good experiences with Stephen King and the mostly very positive reviews. I was bored out of my skull. Very unrealistic, maybe you might like it if you are into sci-fi or fantasy books, but I could not get into it at all. Virtually all of the characters are men which increases the boringness of it. I tried many times to get through even the first hour and had to keep rewinding because I could not focus. A little bit like Mad Max, if you are into that kind of fantasy. To me it felt like just a huge waste of time to listen to this. I felt like asking, is this supposed to be entertaining or am I supposed to get anything of value out of this or what?
Too long, even though it was a short book. I could't finish it. Too boring. If you like the "Koontz" style of writing, you will not like this book. Funny thing is, I am a King fan. I am soooo glad that I could'nt get through the first book, I couldn't imagine having to read the entire series. Now, I can just put it to bed and never look back.
Except for a couple of King's books (like Dead Zone) if I had my way King would be flipping burgers somewhere. I'm glad it was on sale because I feel cheated out of my money. What drivel, even if well written. He's too weird for me. This will be my last King book. The next time I feel the urge to buy a King story I'll re-listen to a James Lee Burke story, or maybe a Dean Koontz or Craig Johnson book.
Yet another Stephen King story that would be a great read if not completely ruined by the last few pages (or minutes). I don't even know why I bother with his books anymore. The man is rarely ever able to end anything well.
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