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The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass Audiobook

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's best-selling fantasy quest, the Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road. And having narrowly escaped one world, they set out on a terrifying journey across the scarred urban wasteland to brave a new world, where hidden dangers lie at every junction: a malevolent computer-run monorail hurtling towards self-destruction, Roland's relentlessly cunning old enemy, and the temptation of the wizard's glass ball.
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In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's best-selling fantasy quest, the Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road. And having narrowly escaped one world, they set out on a terrifying journey across the scarred urban wasteland to brave a new world, where hidden dangers lie at every junction: a malevolent computer-run monorail hurtling towards self-destruction, Roland's relentlessly cunning old enemy, and the temptation of the wizard's diabolical glass ball, a powerful force in Roland's first love affair.

It is a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And the Tower is closer.

©1997 Stephen King (P)2003 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Ric 10-04-12
    Ric 10-04-12
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    "My favourite of the series!"

    Loved the flash back of Roland's first love, at first I didn't want to leave the present and the main characters of the series, but then I didn't want to leave Hambry and come back. Frank Muller gets 5 stars for narration!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Megan 01-04-16
    Megan 01-04-16 Member Since 2014

    I am a voracious reader both print and audio. The best stories hold you from the opening paragraph and keep you wanting more.

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    "Roland and Susan"

    Another richly imagined world full of memorable characters that blur the boundaries between good and evil. This is the basis of all Stephen King stories. It makes you ponder the grey areas of ethical decisions and the hold that Ka seems to have on all of us. A must read for the whole of Roland's story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sivitrii 08-09-14
    Sivitrii 08-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Everyone loves a flashback episode"

    I really enjoyed this book, it tells an excellent story from the formative years in Roland's past without truly revealing as much as it brings up new questions. We really get the 'western' feel from this story, which blends beautifully with the medieval upbringing of Roland's childhood and immediate future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Quick Toronto, NSW Australia 03-02-14
    Amanda Quick Toronto, NSW Australia 03-02-14
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    "Expectedly brilliant"

    King is a gifted writer who builds great castles with a few bricks, but not everybody wants to meet the shadows in all his many tales. Those who do revel in his gift and are never disappointed.

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    Liz 06-04-13
    Liz 06-04-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Disappointing Detour"

    One good thing I can say is that the cliffhanger from the previous book was resolved.

    I have been enjoying this series very much and of course I wanted some information on the background. Especially the back stories that made the characters who and what they are. My disappointment arises because this book in the series has taken me away from the main story almost completely. Yes it fills in some gaps but much more than I needed. I am more interested in what is supposed to be happening now. It's like a novel inside a novel that I wasn't expecting to read and didn't really want to.

    It's not a 100% bad story but compared to the excitement, suspense, character development and plot building of other books so far in the series it's fairly boring. I even felt that the characters were bored. Teenage love story ends in tragedy - well we already knew this from reading the first three books in the series so no surprises there.

    Frank Muller - brilliant as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michelle
    Rochester, United Kingdom
    6/27/13
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    "Can't praise this series enough"

    If I could give this series of books 10 stars I would. Fantastic from start to finish. This is just anouther great chapter in Rolands journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    8/8/12
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    "Follow the yellow brick road...."

    The ka-tet learn the story of Roland's youth; how he fell in love and just who the wizard and what the glass of the title are.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • william
    coventry, United Kingdom
    7/19/12
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    "the dark tower"

    what i loved about thr dark tower is the story teller.he takes you into into to the story.you become part of the story,a forth travler.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • lillyput
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    "listning to book"

    i enjoyed it being read then reading as i could hear it why i was doing something else

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/3/15
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    "Stephen kings epic tale"
    What did you like most about The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass?

    Stephen King has created an interesting group of charactors and some wonderful lands. This book is number four but is a prequel to the books before. The story is based around a young Roland and sets up the story brilliantly. Action packed could even read it as a stand alone book. Really enjoy the dark tower books.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass to, and why?

    Lord of the rings, nightwatch.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Perfect.voice for all the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Get involved Stephen King best work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Denis's Kindle
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    12/1/15
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    "Bewitching."
    What made the experience of listening to The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass the most enjoyable?

    The performance by Frank Muller is nothing short of phenomenal. He truly brings the characters to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Roland, his friends and Susan is fascinating and deeply poignant. The love and frustration experienced here is something everyone can relate to. I would argue this is one of, if not the best, examples of storytelling by Stephen King.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favourite?

    Cuthbert Allgood.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Unfortunately my own creativity does not stretch this far!


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen, you will not be disappointed. Extremely moving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stacy
    8/3/15
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    "amazing as always"

    this series gets better and better. can't wait to read the next! do have to say I strongly suggest reading it at 1.25 speed for this narrator. but with that small change? amazing! !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barry
    7/20/15
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    "The best Book so far in the series."
    What did you like most about The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass?

    The book seem to engulf me. I felt as though I was in the book along with the characters


    What other book might you compare The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass to, and why?

    Any of the previous series. They take you on a long journey with many twists and turns.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    He seemed to really get in to all the parts and made the story so lifelike, it was as if I could see the book unfolding in front of me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the young Susan was killed at the stake, but she never denounced her feelings for Roland.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR GEORGE M WOOD
    Livingston
    3/28/15
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    "King at his best!"

    A wonderful adventure, it has got the lot! We finally find out what set Roland on his quest for The Dark Tower!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    2/19/15
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    "So Roland DOES have a heart"
    What did you like most about The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass?

    Roland's blossoming relationship with Susan Delgado. Also, the relationship with Roland's original Ka-Tet of Owain and Cuthbert. You understand a lot of Roland's motivations and why he is the way he is from the events in this story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Roland showing how smart and astute he is despite his distraction with Susan Delgado. Also that he can demonstrate the difference between a gunslinger and those who failed the test and are outcast.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favourite?

    I enjoyed Cuthbert Allgood's character and Frank's performance of it. It is slightly distracting hearing the name pronounced differently to how I expect to hear it though. Not that it is Frank's fault because King confirmed that it should be pronounced "Key-ooth-bert" instead of "Cuth-bert" as I'd expect. On a related note, King pronounces Deschain as "Des-chain" whereas Frank (and I) would pronounce it more French as in "Desh-ain". I only mention it as King reads "The Wind Through the Keyhole" himself.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Naturally, the death of Susan Delgado (No spoiler there because it's confirmed in earlier books) and the fear for Sheemie's life.


    Any additional comments?

    A brilliant story that gives us the background of Roland's life before his quest for the Dark Tower. I think that "The Drawing of the Three" is a better story but many would disagree. Definitely worth reading as a King fan even if you dislike the Dark Tower series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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