In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.
As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.
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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"Gonna be a humdinger of a fight! Fore and aft of the showdown, King stuffs the book with juice...One of the greatest cavalcades in popular fiction is back on track." (Booklist)
"The high suspense and extensive character development here...plus the enormity of King's ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his 'Constant Readers' in awe." (Publishers Weekly)
Contrary to most reviews I've seen online, I actually prefer Guidall's performance to that of Muller. While I feel both narrators do a great job, Muller's NY accent for Eddie makes him sound like a brainless mobster from some "B" movie. I actually read the wolves of the calla years ago, and it was my favorite Dark Tower book at the time, and with this masterful performance, it remains that today. Don't be off put by reviews you see trashing Guidall, he knocks it out of the park.
really enjoyed the story, some people thing S.K. drones on a lot, but i listen to this at work and can go through 3/4 of my shift before i have to change to some music.
george guidall is good, but he is no Frank Muller. the voices he does for the characters are all the same, its hard sometimes to keep track of who is saying what.
Finished the 5th book. Forgot that this was the one he starts breaking the 4th wall. Now I can't decide if I want to take a break or go right into the next one.
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