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.
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"Splendidly tense...rip-roaring." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is Stephen King at his best." (School Library Journal)
"Gripping." (Chicago Sun-Times)
I have listened to this series three times. It's his best!! I though "the stand" was until this.
Yes I think The Dark Tower series is amazing can't wait to get the rest of them
it keeps you wanting more
I'm not sure about other performances but this was pretty good
I liked all the characters
Well worth the money and time
Say something about yourself!
I thought I'd be able to catch up by the time The Wind through the Keyhole came out. Oh well. Still I'm enjoying rereading these strange books, and the Waste Lands seems to have a little bit of everything: a haunted house, a pirate, a children's book, and a crazy train. Plus I never get tired of Frank Muller. Next up: the Arthurian Western, Wizard and Glass.
Having finally brought Rolland's Ka-tet together, the story pace of the story really picks up. The different characters encountered and their associated stories are all top notch. Ends with a cliff hanger, which leaves me anticipating the next book. As usual Frank Muller does an excellent job narrating the story and differentiating the different characters.
I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
The Waste Lands is set several months after Drawing of the Three. Roland Descein, Eddie Dean and Susannah Dean (Formerly Odetta Homes/Detta Walker), have resumed their quest for the Dark Tower. Roland has fully recovered from the Lobstrosities' venom, but since the business with Jack Mort he's been hearing schizophrenic voices in his head, which seem to be arguing about whether he did or did not meet a boy named Jake in an abandoned way station. These voices seem sure to drive Roland insane, much to the concern of his two companions, who know tat without him they have little to no hope of survival in this desolate world..
Meanwhile back in 1970's New York City, Jake Chambers is enduring a similar torment, remembering both that he did and did not die after being pushed into the path of a car. He has also become increasingly obsessed with dors, believing that he will soon find a mysterious door that will return him to Roland's world where he feels he truly belongs. Will these two be able to find a way to reconcile their divided memories?
All in all this was a good story, though at first it did take some getting used to. It helped that it was narrated by the incomparable Frank Muller. A monotonous narrator is one thing he most definitely was not. He will, as I've said before, be sorely missed.
This is probably the tenth time I have listened to it. I love this part of the Dark Tower series, the story about New York and I absolutely love listening to Frank Muller, rest in peace, my brother.
The most exciting part is when Jake is abducted by Gasher and Roland rescues him. The different voices that Frank does and the suspensful story line leaves you on the edge of your seat.
What can I say, Frank Muller was a absolute magician with his voice, the only other person who comes near to his talent is Jim Dale who read the Harry Potter series. Every character Frank Muller acts is different, their personalities come alive with his readings. You are emotionally invested in the character he reads and whether they are men, or women, he makes them believable.
Well, with Frank's passing, every book he narrates makes me sad that he is gone. The whole scene in Lud is very suspenseful, so my adrenaline was racing a little.
Frank's family is always in my prayers. He is truly missed.
I like most of King's works, and the Gunslinger is one of my favorite audio books. I've listened to Gunslinger multiple times. I did not enjoy Drawing of the Three, however, partly because it wasn't as exciting for well plotted as the rest of the series, but mostly because of the narration. I felt Frank Muller narrated with a strange husky, drawn out whisper at the end of each sentence, and just read with an incredible over acting in general that set my teeth on edge and distracted terribly from the story. I found myself listening to the narrator, the tone and pace of his voice rather than the story itself. Not so with Waste Lands. I thought perhaps I had just gotten used to his style, but I played Drawing of the Three at a random place, and, no, found the narration still grating. In Waste Lands, I was not distracted. I didn't feel there was much exagerated, over acted drama added to the reading, not much, but a little, not enough to distract or take away from the story. I realize from the reviews that most people absolutely LOVE Frank Muller's narration, so this may not be an issue for anyone else but me. In that case, I'll just end by saying, Waste Lands is my favorite book in the series, the description of Middle World, getting to know the characters, getting Jake across, the pacing, the plot, the characters, I love it all.
As the Dark Tower series, this is wonderful, grabs a hold of you and holding on to what maybe next. (It's never what you think) Frank Muller is the best voices.
The Gunslinger started out with introducing Roland and his travels with a boy named Jake to find the man in black. The Drawing of the Three dealed with the aftermath of the first book and finding Eddie Dean the junkie, and O/Detta Holmes, a social activist black woman who has split personalities.
The third book in Stephen King's "The Waste Lands" is where all of the previous books come together to answer alot of the questions that was wondered and show the inner personals in more detail with the characters. The fun starts here in the series for me with alot of action, suspence, and mystery.
This book was awsome and that is the truth
The narration was wonderful and that is the truth
I love OI and that is the truth
I wonder what lies ahead and that is the truth
Choo choo choo choo choo choo
Blain is insain and a pain of a train and that is the truth
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