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  • The Dark Tower III

  • The Waste Lands
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,548
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,499

In this third volume, several months have passed, and Roland's two new tet-mates have become trained gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta's two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But while battling The Pusher in 1977 New York, Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who - in Roland's world - has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good narrator, good story, bad production

  • By j phillips on 09-19-17

Amazing reader of a very mediocre text.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Interesting enough to listen to while you do house chores but by no means any kind of literary genius. A little bit of good fun though.

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,793

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

A lot of problems, but still worth it.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-17

For the first 2/3 of this book, I thought it was a complete waste. Dumbed-down, grade school level prose; the storytelling is amateurish and there were many moments it was clear he just ripped story from other sci fi stories. Embarrassing. He often got bogged down in giving too many boring details. Then the action started and I was hooked. Suddenly, the drawbacks were overshadowed by the imagination and action to the point I didn't care about them anymore....until the very end, which REALLY lacks oomph. Honestly though, that 1/3 is worth enduring all the rest. This would make a great movie if they got someone to write a worthy ending.

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  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah, but what price Wonderland?

  • By Jason on 04-09-16

Worth it, but not amazing.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

The story meandered and that might seem good because the book is called Weaveworld, but it wasn't in a meta way. It was more the kind of meandering like when you take a winding path through not so impressive scenery that seems like it will blow your mind around the next corner and never does. Ecerything about this bookmwas almost there. The characters were fleshed out just enough so that you almost cared about them, but not quite. Barker doesn't succeed in connecting the rrader to the fugue to make it a place worth saving, which is the entire goal of the book, so everything on the way to that goal falls flat. It is very imaginative and there are patches where Barker writes this beautiful, poetic prose, the kind of which everlasting platitudes are born because they feel so true to deeper truths of existence. For that reason, I think the novel is worth the read, but don't go into thinking it's going to be as good as Imajica.

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