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Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower IV | [Stephen King]

Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower IV

In the fourth installment of The Dark Tower, Roland and his band have narrowly escaped the city of Lud and boarded Blaine, a train that will take them to, of all places, Kansas, where the ghost city of Topeka has been depopulated by a superflu and where, alongside Interstate 70, an emerald palace rises enchantingly. Before Roland and the companions of his ka-tet continue along the Path of the Beam, Roland must tell his companions the tale that defines him both as a man and hero.
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Publisher's Summary

In the fourth installment of The Dark Tower, Roland and his band have narrowly escaped the city of Lud and boarded Blaine, a train that will take them to, of all places, Kansas, where the ghost city of Topeka has been depopulated by a superflu and where, alongside Interstate 70, an emerald palace rises enchantingly. Before Roland and the companions of his ka-tet continue along the Path of the Beam, Roland must tell his companions the tale that defines him both as a man and hero: a long-ago romance of witchery and evil, of the beautiful, unforgettable Susan Delgado, of the Big Coffin Hunters and Reah of the Coos. And when his tale is finished, Roland confronts a man who goes by many names, a man who "darkles and tincts" and who may hold the key to the Dark Tower.

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.

©1997 Stephen King; (P)1998 and 2003 Penguin Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"It is King at his most ebullient. He's at his best here...as a storyteller who can set pages on fire." (Publishers Weekly)
"The writing is expectedly imaginative, the story line engrossing, and the characters vivid." (Library Journal)

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    Andreas 06-10-15
    Andreas 06-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My review"

    The pedophelia and rape in this book made me skip a few times.

    The story itself was great, but the rape and pedophelia sequences made me feel filthy for listening to it.

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    Yuval 06-09-15
    Yuval 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "the first episode"

    the first part of the first chapter repeated thee times in a row it was a a waste of 1 hour of listening the rest was fascinating!

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    david fawcett 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A masterpiece"

    couldn't put this down, unbelievably detailed and vivid, the dark tower series is absolutely Stephen kings master work. this is my third time through the series this time through I will be listening to wind through the keyhole next. I will say it is awful going from the narration of a master like frank muller to the voice of Stephen king.....they may be his words but they sound so much more life-like coming out of the mouth of muller. frank muller did a superb job for wizard and glass, I highly recommend it.

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    Tammie GEORGETOWN, TX, US 06-09-15
    Tammie GEORGETOWN, TX, US 06-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Fav"

    This is my favorite of the Dark Tower series, read by my favorite narrator ever.

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    Kelly 06-08-15
    Kelly 06-08-15 Member Since 2007
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    "A little backstory never hurt anyone."

    Why the complaints? I loved learning about the young Roland. I want to soak up every morsel of information pertaining to characters I have invested so much time getting to know. Huge epic stories deserve such attention to detail. Kudos to King for delivering such a great tale to his faithful followers.

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    Tim Holland 06-05-15
    Tim Holland 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Frank Muller brings it to life!"

    Mostly backstory but incredibly well done. I loved Roland's love story of Susan Delgado. At first I kept thinking, can we get this over with and get back to Kansas?? But before long I was drawn in. Nobody writes it like Stephen King, and nobody tells it quite like Frank Muller. :)

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    Spencer 05-26-15
    Spencer 05-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Read this series"

    King considers this series to be his magnum opus. I couldn't agree more. For those of you who haven't read this, I envy you.

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    FrankOne 05-25-15
    FrankOne 05-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Book #4 in Gunslinger series - Wizard and Glass"

    We've taken time out to tell the story of the Gunslinger's only one true love. Also, we get a wonderful look at Rowland's life in becoming a Gunslinger.
    A bit lengthy if your not into the whole series. This is, however, a stand-alone read as all the other books are.

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-16-15
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-16-15 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Book of Susan"

    I will remember this book in the series as, "The Book of Susan". In this addition to the series, Rolland tells his friends and loyal travelers about a time in his teen years that included his first love and several of his fellow, fledgling gunslingers. It was a little long for me through the middle and I was happy that the ending was so good and put us back on track. Moving closer to the tower.

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    John Bergoon Semmes, AL, US 05-11-15
    John Bergoon Semmes, AL, US 05-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great series"

    Loved it couldn't stop listening the back story on Roland is key to understanding his charachter

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