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Song of Susannah Audiobook
Song of Susannah
Written by: 
Stephen King
Narrated by: 
George Guidall
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Song of Susannah Audiobook

Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI

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Publisher's Summary

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

To give birth to her "chap", demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the "daughter of none" who shares her body and mind.

Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining ka-tet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who in a struggle to cope, with each other and with an alien environment, "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term.

Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him.

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.

©2004 Stephen King; (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"There's something about a crippled, black, schizophrenic, civil rights activist-turned-gunslinger whose body has been hijacked by a white, pregnant demon from a parallel world that keeps a seven-volume story bracingly strong as it veers toward its Armageddon-like conclusion....The biggest cliffhanger of King's career." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Anita milan, MI, United States 02-12-15
    Anita milan, MI, United States 02-12-15 Member Since 2016

    I am a "constant reader" of Stephen King. Once I was hooked on reading now I can take it anywhere with audiobooks.

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    "Had I of known!"

    Years ago I started The dark Tower series however somehow I missed this book and went to right to reading the Gunslinger it never made any sense to me and it made me almost hate the series.

    This book has now made me think that its my new favorite Stephen King, It had been 11-22-63.

    DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU DONT WANT ANY KIND OF SPOILERS!
    This book ties everything together to so many of Stephen Kings other works.

    To put himself in this book is just brilliant! again I believe it's my new favorite Stephen King book.

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    becca millville, NJ, United States 01-13-15
    becca millville, NJ, United States 01-13-15
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    "continued....."

    another great part of the long tale of Roland of Gilead that is and his deadly katet

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    dragonrider2007 Hershey, PA 01-07-15
    dragonrider2007 Hershey, PA 01-07-15

    An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.

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    "A way station of sorts"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they had read the previous five books otherwise the person would be very lost and confused.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Oy, although he doesnt play a big part in this boom he still is his merry old self and remains the loyal sidekick of 'Ake.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    I believe he does a very good Detta Walker, he says a honky mah fah a little too well.


    Did Song of Susannah inspire you to do anything?

    Other then immediately pick up the next Dark Tower book nope nothing at all.


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    Joshua Kring 12-09-14

    The least helpful reviewer on audible.

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    "The Tower draws ever closer."
    Any additional comments?

    If you've made it this far in the DT saga then you have to keep going. If its your first time through the series you may be taken aback by the way Stephen King tears down the fourth wall completely in this book. I know I was the first time I read it, and that upset me enough that I didn't fully grasp how great this story is.

    The second time through I was expecting it and was more accepting of it, and the story was much more enjoyable. I really liked the coda at the end. If I ever meet King I mean to ask him if those journal entries are real or if he made them up for the book.

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    Holly 05-29-13
    Holly 05-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I'm A DT Addict!"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This was a good review of everything that transpired before this book and it picked right up where the last one left off. However (SPOILER ALERT), just to be honest, I don't know if I care so much for King showing up as himself and having a sizable part in this book. I love the series and cannot WAIT to finish the last one but this was a bit odd for me.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    His voice to me is Roland.


    Who was the most memorable character of Song of Susannah and why?

    My heart goes with the bumbler. :(


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    David 11-12-12
    David 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fair Warning: Be ready to read the next one!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if that friend was a fan of the Dark Tower books, or Stephen King in general. Start with The Gunslinger, though.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is excellent at voices and expressions, as well as pronunciation of some (somewhat) difficult words from the High Speech used in the Dark Tower books. I am very impressed with the range of emotion carried in this book, with different ranges for each character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not in one sitting. This book is far too long for that, and it's best to stop and digest some of it before starting again. I try to listen about an hour at a time. I did find myself eagerly anticipating the next hour, though.


    Any additional comments?

    No spoilers, but if you finish this book, you'd better have The Dark Tower, because you'll want to continue the story as soon as humanly possible.

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    Karyn 11-08-12
    Karyn 11-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "So many twists and turns."
    What made the experience of listening to Song of Susannah the most enjoyable?

    The fact that I didn't have to read, and could work while listening to the supurb narator of the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake, he's so likeable and with Oy at his side, I thing Oy makes him and Oy is so lovable and faithful.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All George's read are good, how does he do so many voices and keep them straight??


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Eddy was soooo trying to find Suzanna and the door sent them elsewhere.


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    dawn clio, MI, United States 10-29-12
    dawn clio, MI, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome series with a great reader"
    What made the experience of listening to Song of Susannah the most enjoyable?

    The reader is excellent and does a wonderful job love George Guidall and of course Mr. King at his finest. Best series I have ever read or listened to


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Song of Susannah?

    The story made Roland very human


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to pick just one


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes the whole series was hard to put down


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    Tom Stearns 09-05-12
    Tom Stearns 09-05-12
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    "Guidall is getting better as the series goes on"
    Would you listen to Song of Susannah again? Why?

    Yes, I'd listen to the entire series again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love 'em all, but the answer is Roland...because he's the man.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    That's like asking me to pick out my favorite M&M in a box of 'em.


    Any additional comments?

    It was tragic to learn of Frank Muller's accident and eventual death. I actually felt very empty going into DT5 without Muller reading it, but went ahead anyway of course. Got used to Guidall's version of the characters in DT5, but in DT6 I think he "improved"...in that, he moved a little closer to Muller's version of the characters. So am now happily going into DT7 with Guidall's reading of it.

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    Alex 08-21-12
    Alex 08-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "The ending of the story begins"
    Would you listen to Song of Susannah again? Why?

    I would listen to this again (in fact, this is my second time through the DT story). Another great reading, and this is the book where you start getting lots of answers to the DT mystery. While books 4 and 5 are tangentially related to Roland's overarching story, Song of Susannah picks up the arch and drives the plot further ahead than any book since Drawing of the Three. If you are thinking of stopping the series at Wolves of the Callah, do yourself a favor and pick up this one.


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