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 never read the print version, but I suspect losing the narrator would take away from the experience.
There are many of them. However, losing Jake for a second time was quite memorable.
When Roland and Jake take on the tick tock man.
Roland. I would love to speak to the last gunslinger of Gilead!
After an underwhelming book one, and a big improvement in book two, The Dark Tower series hits its stride here with Book Three. Having added the wonderful characters of Eddie and Susana to the quest in book two, Roland adds a third here. I won't go in to much detail, but it's obvious you're in the hands of a master storyteller at the height of his powers here. By the end of the book I was at the edge of my chair, gripped by the story and horror struck by the dramatic finale (this was not very good for my workplace productivity, but some things are more important!).
The narrator, as in the previous books, is tremendous. He has a unique ability to not just create unique voices for all the characters, but to also wring every last drop of drama from the reading of the story.
Really a superlative book and audio production. I couldn't recommend it highly enough!
An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.
Its average but by far the best in the series.
Oy the Billy-Bumbler finally learning to trust the group and starts talking.
The voices, man this guy can do accents and his gruffness is a perfect fit for Roland.
Nope not this one but I do have a fondness for Oy and whenever her was in peril I got worried.
One of Stephen Kings best writing, The Series is enthralling, interest and a real page turner. Can't wait to get Book 4.
The least helpful reviewer on audible.
Don't ask me silly questions. I wont play silly games.
I loved the screwed up people of Lud. The pubes and the greys.
Seriously, this is the best book in the Dark Tower series.
This is the last one I own on audible and the price of the rest is kind of scary. But, I am listening to it via the library and I'm on book 7. I've loved every part including this one. Offbeat, fun and filled with many actual events in our world. I wish the series could of gone on forever. I'm not a big SK fan as I haven't read very many of his other than the tower series, wind through the keyhole (the first sk book I ever read) and 11/22/63 (the best so far). Give this series a chance but be prepared to experience something great but probably not what you expected. Keep an open mind.
Hey there! I am a Fantasy/Sci-Fi nut. I also enjoy a good zombie novel or thriller now and then. My likes tend towards Young adult novels as I find most of the "adult" Fantasy novels to be uppity for lack of a better word. Follow me if you like the same as I intend to go back and review every book I had listened to on this site and will keep doing so.
This book may feel a little slower than the first two book first off, so fair warning! That aside this book dives much deeper into the gunslinger's mind, or lack of in some cases. You will also spend more time in "our" world than would be expected.
With those things aside the book has great pacing,action where it should be, and does not shove action down your throat every chance it gets. This book is the break point in the series to me, if you dont like this one, you are not going to like any of the other books down the line.
The cover and the title are a little misleading, as you will spend very very little time in the wastelands and the train does not come into play nearly as much as it would suggest in this book, in fact its almost as if the next book should have had this title.
All in all its an amazing book but do not expect what you have gotten in the first two books of the series, expect a more paced, character driven book with a deep and haunting story line. that at times leaves you thinking of what this would would be if everything just .....moved on.
Everyone knows the Dark Tower series is one of Stephen King's masterpieces and if you've made it this far in the series, you already know that this book is amazing.
However, the reason I'm writing this review is with specific regard to the voice actor. In this book, Frank Muller gives the best performance that I've heard thus far, not only in this series (I'm actually on book 5 now), but in any Audible book that I've listened too.
His narration is flawless and the breadth of character voices (both male and female) is nothing short of astounding. If you're debating whether to read this in physical/e-book form or listen to this on Audible, listen to it. It's worth it.
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