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The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III | [Stephen King]

The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III

In the third volume of The Dark Tower, Roland, the last gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower that haunts his dreams and nightmares. But he is no longer alone. He has trained Eddie and Susannah, who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three, in the old ways of the gunslingers. But their ka-tet is not yet complete.
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In the third volume of The Dark Tower, Roland, the last gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower that haunts his dreams and nightmares. But he is no longer alone. He has trained Eddie and Susannah, who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three, in the old ways of the gunslingers. But their ka-tet is not yet complete. Another must be drawn from New York into Mid-World, someone who has been there before, a boy who has died not once but twice, and yet still lives. The ka-tet, four who are bound together by fate, must travel far in this novel encountering not only the poisonous waste lands and the ravaged city of Lud that lies beyond, but also the rage of a train that might be their only means of escape.

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.

©1991 Stephen King; (P)1998 and 2003 Penguin Audiobooks

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"Splendidly tense...rip-roaring." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is Stephen King at his best." (School Library Journal)
"Gripping." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Laura EVERETT, WA, United States 02-15-12
    Laura EVERETT, WA, United States 02-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "better than drawing of the three"

    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.

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    Lynda Stromsburg, NE, United States 02-14-11
    Lynda Stromsburg, NE, United States 02-14-11
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    "Dark Tower series-Wastelands"

    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.

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    Zack Reno, NV, USA 01-06-04
    Zack Reno, NV, USA 01-06-04
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    "Here is where it all comes together."

    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.

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    ericbyers Malvern, AR, United States 03-28-11
    ericbyers Malvern, AR, United States 03-28-11
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    "truth"

    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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    Robert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-24-08
    Robert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-24-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Good"

    Very Good, must read other books first.

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    Michael Airmont, NY, USA 04-02-08
    Michael Airmont, NY, USA 04-02-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Great until the END"

    If you are a fan of detail, Stephen King's trademark; then this will be an enjoyable read. The ending leaves you hanging in suspense.

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