Author: Stephen King
Running Time: 7 hours 54 minutes
Story (1 – 5): 4
Character Development (1 – 5): 3
Narration (1 – 5): 5
Audio Quality(1 – 5): 5
Be it a movie or TV series, any adaptation of Stephen King’s Gunslinger that does not cast Lucas Bryant as Roland is a missed opportunity in my book.
There are five reasons I see as to why Bryant would be perfect for the role.
So, who’s with me on this? Don’t you think it’s right on the nose? Or do you have a better casting recommendation?
One of my selections from Audible.com this month is a re-listen of one of my favorites, the first Gunslinger novel. I had this book on CD several years ago but I managed to misplace it after our move. I decided to use one of my Audible selections to pick it up in digital format this month.
It’s likely that I’ll do the same with the remainder of the books as well.
Listening to the book brings a new perspective to it for me. The narrator gives each character their own voice, which is something richer than what I gave them when I read the novel originally. It makes me grin to see how I interpreted a character vs. how the narrator interprets them.
I’m really enjoying revisiting the earliest incarnation of Roland Deschain. Having now read the entire series it’s enjoyable to go back and pick up on minor plot points that eventually become much greater later on in the series.
Even though I’ve read the novel and listened to the audio version more than once I still pick up on nuances that I’ve missed until now.
If I ever end up with a shorter commute I’ll have to find another way to get in all my audio book listening that I’ve become accustomed to.
Question: What audio books do you listen to over and over again?
Dr Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, comes out on Tuesday. The Shining was the first book I ever had to put down because of how badly it was scaring me. I can’t wait to see what happens now.
World War Z is available for rent. I couldn’t bring myself to go to the theater to see this but I can justify spending $3.99 to rent it. Here’s hoping it lives up to the marketing material.
Tuesday at 7:00 PM on ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiers. I’m excited about this because, well… I’m that much of a geek and I still have a closet dedicated to all the comic books I read as a teenager.
A busy week ahead for Science Fiction and Horror fans.
Question: What will you be entertaining yourself with this week?