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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"Splendidly tense...rip-roaring." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is Stephen King at his best." (School Library Journal)
"Gripping." (Chicago Sun-Times)
I like most of King's works, and the Gunslinger is one of my favorite audio books. I've listened to Gunslinger multiple times. I did not enjoy Drawing of the Three, however, partly because it wasn't as exciting for well plotted as the rest of the series, but mostly because of the narration. I felt Frank Muller narrated with a strange husky, drawn out whisper at the end of each sentence, and just read with an incredible over acting in general that set my teeth on edge and distracted terribly from the story. I found myself listening to the narrator, the tone and pace of his voice rather than the story itself. Not so with Waste Lands. I thought perhaps I had just gotten used to his style, but I played Drawing of the Three at a random place, and, no, found the narration still grating. In Waste Lands, I was not distracted. I didn't feel there was much exagerated, over acted drama added to the reading, not much, but a little, not enough to distract or take away from the story. I realize from the reviews that most people absolutely LOVE Frank Muller's narration, so this may not be an issue for anyone else but me. In that case, I'll just end by saying, Waste Lands is my favorite book in the series, the description of Middle World, getting to know the characters, getting Jake across, the pacing, the plot, the characters, I love it all.
As the Dark Tower series, this is wonderful, grabs a hold of you and holding on to what maybe next. (It's never what you think) Frank Muller is the best voices.
The Gunslinger started out with introducing Roland and his travels with a boy named Jake to find the man in black. The Drawing of the Three dealed with the aftermath of the first book and finding Eddie Dean the junkie, and O/Detta Holmes, a social activist black woman who has split personalities.
The third book in Stephen King's "The Waste Lands" is where all of the previous books come together to answer alot of the questions that was wondered and show the inner personals in more detail with the characters. The fun starts here in the series for me with alot of action, suspence, and mystery.
This book was awsome and that is the truth
The narration was wonderful and that is the truth
I love OI and that is the truth
I wonder what lies ahead and that is the truth
Choo choo choo choo choo choo
Blain is insain and a pain of a train and that is the truth
If you are a fan of detail, Stephen King's trademark; then this will be an enjoyable read. The ending leaves you hanging in suspense.
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