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.
©1987 Stephen King; (P)1998 and 2003 Penguin Audiobooks
"Prime King...very suspenseful. An epic in the making." (Kirkus Reviews)
"With The Drawing of the Three...King says, 'I found my voice'...Did he ever." (The Denver Post)
Give me your tired heroines , your huddled hobbits yearning to breathe free; the wretched refuse of your deleted pages, and I will read.
One of the things I love most about Stephen King is his ability to poke fun at himself. But I can't imagine that he would want his book to be read this way.
Frank Muller paints every sentence as if it's the most damning piece of evidence in a huge conspiracy. He has a wholly unnatural cadence that starts all strung together sing-songy, ending in summer camp ghost story danger whisper italics. There are points where a bit of noir may help with the story, but he uses it on every phrase regardless of content. He says, "Roland ate a sandwich" in exactly the same way as "Roland awoke startled to find himself covered in blood." To call it annoying would be a kindness.
The worst part is that he doesn't do this for other characters in the story. They all have their own distinct (if usually overblown) style, which means Mr. Muller simply doesn't understand the main character. This is not a hyperbolic Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti western. Roland is pedantic, analytical, and humorless. He resents people splashing their personal drama all over him simply because it interferes with his objective. Muller reads the whole thing like a pulpy detective novel. He couldn't have gotten it more wrong.
I defiantly recommend this if you listened to gunslinger
Nothing compares to this roller coaster ride
No but fantastic reading
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
George Guidall, the narrator of the first book, is an amazing talent. I look forward to when he returns to this series with book 5...however...Frank Muller IS The Gunslinger. His talents and abilities shine through on this book unlike any narrator of any book I have listened to. I may be a little biased due to my unyielding love for this series, but this audiobook is a real treat.
One of the best stories of the series, The Drawing of the Three leads the listener into the world of the Gunslinger, and then into the worlds of The Drawing, right from the beginning...and you will never want to leave. One of the biggest compliments that I can give a book is one that I give this book. As I neared the end, I was at once enthralled to gain the climax, but also melancholy that the journey was nearly over.
DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!!
I would most definitely suggest this to a friend. I can not express to you how well Frank Muller's performance of the characters are in this book. I have never heard an author get so involved into the characters, its as if he is possessed by each one and you forget that this is just one person reading this book. This is by far the best narration I have ever heard in my ENTIRE life. WOW!!
Odetta Walker, Frank Muller brought her to life in this audiobook!
No I have not but anything he narrates I will buy regardless of the book.
I feel the audio version is one in the same with the print version. It is the same story afterall. However, Frank Muller's performance is excellent and the different voices do add quite a lot.
At the end when Roland forces Odetta and Detta to see each other and become Susannah.
Only the ones he has done for the other Dark Tower books. That is, the original recording of The Gunslinger, The Wastelands and Wizard and Glass. They are all equally engaging and incredible performances.
I think any book is too long to listen in one sitting.
I gave this a 5 star rating. The only reason I did that is because it is a great story and flawlessly performed. However, there is a larger problem. That problem is how audible packaged this book. The tracks and discs are not split up properly. How hard would it have been to rip the discs properly from the original pressing? Not that hard. It is a pity that they don't manufacture the CD's anymore. I would much rather have had them. I imagine this is a problem with all of audible's books.
Book 1 was just the set-up and I didn't really care for it but book II is great. I can't wait to get to the next book and very pleased I listened to the Drawing of Three.
26, in the Army. I'll read just about anything
No, but I've never thought an audio book was better than print. Just for the fact that when I read I can give the characters my own version of their voices.
Literally everything! Stephen King is a master author and I LOVE this series. The pacing is great, just when you think it's going to bog down with too much dialog, something insane and or soul crushing happens! And during all the hectic parts I find myself going back to re-listen just to make sure I caught all of it because sooo much happens! But you still have to pay attention during all that dialog.. some awesome Easter eggs for the more astute listeners. The reference to Richard Adams' lesser known works is one that really sticks out in my mind.
The breathy quality to his voice.. I'm not a fan.
I wouldn't, the only way this could make it to a screen near you would HAVE to be in an HBO series.. And only if it were put on in it's entirety! I would leave absolutely nothing out.
I find myself identifying with the characters on such an emotional level. I get mad at them when they say or do something stupid. I feel sad for them when tragedy strikes and so on and so forth. A truly masterful work that's worth a read, then a reread then a re-reread.
This is a really interesting book...vivid and imaginative. The reader is spectacular. It stands on its own but I am hooked for the next one (which I didn't like as much and didn't stand alone as well)
Say something about yourself!
I love how he "draws" the new characters into his world and the relationship that blooms within the group. Very well done!
Eddie finding his courage at Balazar's place!
I love his portrayal of Odetta. He captures her essence well.
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