But to me this book is not slow, it is gripping and detailed. And it provided me with the most enjoyable 132 hours and 45 minutes of commuting time that I have ever experienced, so well do the books lend themselves to the format and in George Guidall and Frank Muller they showcase the talents of 2 excellent voice actors. Muller and Guidall did this type of stuff professionally, so they just outshine him a bit, performance-wise. Thanks to everyone who answered the call! I have used the first edition covers for all books. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. There are also genuinely terrifying moments such as when a baby boy turns into a spider and eats his own mother via her breast.
Even the first chapter is Roland telling his story to another man. I almost quit several times because it was so slow. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. However, I may edit my review after reading listening to the rest of the dark tower series. These are just figments of my imagination! But if you complete the rest of the series first, then restart the journey from the beginning, this time with the slightly-different i. As winter turned into spring and as spring turned into summer, I followed Roland Deschain across the desert all the way to the foot of The Dark Tower itself.
I cannot find Mullers reading of The Gunslinger anywhere so unless you want to look harder than me you will listen to Guidall read that one. But he is no longer alone. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture. What if you could change it back? On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn incessantly in this story of friendships and passion to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable. In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's best-selling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road. And so we have this 55gb monster of a King torrent. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.
King brings all his talents to these audiobook and some of his weaknesses, of course. Frank Muller has narrated some 200 or so audio books and his absence is missed by his family, friends and thousands if not more fans. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep. An intro in which King said he did not know where this series was going. The prose flows flawlessly; the roles are determined particularly well, and you get emotionally attached to each one of them on their journey, the pace varies from act action-packed to slow to flashback and then act again. He is simply magnificent and the way in which he brings each character to life is stunning. Now the judge is a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home.
Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a 'camp', home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals - drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, at least five lawyers. What an epic in the full sense of the word. He has trained Eddie and Susannah, who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three, in the old ways of the gunslingers. There were some on torrents but most would never download or were the other guy just titled incorrectly, I found one that downloaded and it was right but it skipped chapters, so I gave up and just got the other guys. But Danilo had a past with many chapters.
I had never heard of Frank Muller before but a little research showed that it was he that Stephen King always wanted to narrate his work and I instantly realised why. Narrative passages flow with equal grace and fluidity. I toughed it out because everyone said how great the series is. Your browser does not support iframes. In prison these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Each person must choose whether to receive the mark of the beast, or die. He will do anything to reach it, even if it has problems.
Immediately after listening to the whole series starting with Guidall's revised edition of book 1 and finishing book 7, I greatly enjoyed revisiting book 1 in its original form, read by King - you'll notice some variations from the story you just heard, and with a change in narrator, it really felt like a very very nice way to finish off the series. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. On Poplar Street, apart from the impending storm, it's just a normal summer's day - with Frisbees flying, lawn mowers humming and barbeques grilling. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. He exists in an alternate timeframe, or a parallel universe, in a novel where time does not flow in the way we know; clocks have long since been rendered useless.
I've downloaded it and it sounds good so far. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes - the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto, and the Trans-Siberian Express - it describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. Your news of his passing was quite sad. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. His second marriage is a shambles, and he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humour. I've heard great things about Muller's readings and was hoping to listen to them.
I would also recommend some of the Robin Hobb, Farseer audiobooks but mention that the ones on which Anne Flosnick narrates do not work for me personally. In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapter. It is still about 99. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal the Cannibal - who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.