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.
©1982 and 2003 Stephen King; (P)2003 Penguin Audiobooks and Recorded Books, LLC
"Brilliant, fresh, and compelling...will leave you panting for more." (Booklist)
"An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
I have heard many good things about Stephen King's Dark Tower series, and after finally listening to book one I now understand why. The story is compelling with the right mixture of action and character development. George Guidall does a great job of pacing the story and his performance adds to the already top notch story. After finishing "The Gunslinger" I can't wait to continue get into the next book.
When the Gunslinger read the boys mind and discovered he died.
the vocal tones of the emotional strain on characters
Alternate worlds, time ,space, How the universe is fluid, changing, and the idea that time itself can be manipulated.
My only wish is that, there was more readers, real women to do parts.
really good book dry at times but the reader is very good at what he does it just takes a minute to get used to him.
the gunslinger, he was really one of the only evolved characters.
Where it all began... I understand some reviewers' criticism of the narrator (though I happen t think Mr. Guidall is fantastic), especially compared to the venerable Mr. Muller. However, please, please disregard the advice to skip straight to the 'Drawing of the Three'. Yes, the Drawing is a better book, with a better narrator, but the first book lays the foundation on which the entire series is built. The monologue by the Man in Black about the size of the universe in relation to others... well... it's worth the price of admission right there! Even if the rest of the book is a bit slow and deliberate. Start with the first book - it's a real gem (and it only gets better form here).
the book itself is well written by a gifted author with more experience than two normal writers put together. the only complaint I've ever heard about it was that it can't decide if it's a western, a fantasy, science fiction, or thriller. what you have here is a finely crafted mosaic with the very best of all of its constituent parts joined into an unbelievable whole.
George Guidall may have been the perfect choice to narrate. you can hear the weary gunslinger fighting the desert for his life with every line.
every sentence was purposeful and weaves this book into the saga it begins. every reveal is a tantalizing piece of Roland's history kept just out of reach.
Roland's instinctual mastery of his guns when he fights his way out of a trap laid for him by the man in black is almost poetic. The mental distance between his actions and the effect of his shots allow you to feel his fight to remain above the killing his quest demands of him.
it was almost impossible to hit stop once I began listening. Guidall's voice is addictive and the story never really lets you go once it's grabbed you.
I have read / heard a lot of books. The Dark Tower is by far, the best of them all. I have listened to this series many times and the Honeymoom is still not over for me.
Does Oy count? Then, Jake Chambers
George Guidall's voice is captivatively soothing. The timber of his vocal range captures the spirit of Roland, Gilliads only surviving nobility that deals in lead.
If I didn't, it wasn't for lack of trying.
The Drawing of the Three buries the hook in, line and sinker!
I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
Made it more understandabl
I don't know, I just found it was a little back and forth!!!
I thought it would be a lot better
I'm told that this is just the first step in what turns out to be a great series and that this is just an odd setup for the rest. It wasn't that I didn't like it, I did but I felt oddly disconnected to all the characters but Roland. I'm not sure if that's how it is supposed to be or just how it effected me. I think the background of the desert is part of the problem for me. Ick!
I hope the following ones are as great as I'm told they are. King certainly has the talent for a great epic. I don't read all his books but I have read some and like most of them. I don't mind weird but I have a tough time with scary.
I think that once I've made it through the entire series this is one to go back to and pick up things that I may have missed the first time.
As for the narrator, he was wonderful. I think that is probably the one thing about this book that no one would argue much about.
Yes, I would recommend this title to a friend, but only for them to learn the background for the books that follow in the series. That was a review that I read, and I agree. I had trouble making it through this book. But I have enjoyed previous Stephen King books so much that I gave it a chance. Dark Tower I was not that great. But the series gets better. I don't really care for George Guidall reading, but I really like Frank Muller, who does The Dark Tower II, II, and IV.
I hoped for the story to get better.
I guess he did OK, but I don't really care for George Guidall. The first book that I heard him read, Everyman, I did not like. He became that character for me. Whenever I hear him, I think of that character.
Yes, because it was short, and gave me the background for the stories (books) that followed.
Report Inappropriate Content