We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Wind Through the Keyhole Audiobook
The Wind Through the Keyhole
Written by: 
Stephen King
Narrated by: 
Stephen King
The Wind Through the Keyhole Audiobook

The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

For those discovering the epic best-selling Dark Tower series for the first time—and for its legions of dedicated fans—here is an immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to the series.

Beginning in 1974, gaining momentum in the 1980s and coming to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003 and 2004, the Dark Tower epic fantasy saga stands as Stephen King’s most beguiling achievement. It has been the basis for a long-running Marvel comic series.

Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole, King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. "A person's never too old for stories," he says to Bill. "Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them."

Sure to captivate the avid fans of the Dark Tower epic, this is an enchanting introduction to Roland’s world and the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.

©2012 Stephen King (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (3329 )
5 star
 (1697)
4 star
 (1115)
3 star
 (388)
2 star
 (68)
1 star
 (61)
Overall
4.4 (3016 )
5 star
 (1766)
4 star
 (852)
3 star
 (309)
2 star
 (56)
1 star
 (33)
Story
4.0 (3039 )
5 star
 (1359)
4 star
 (775)
3 star
 (521)
2 star
 (206)
1 star
 (178)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Eric Forest Park, IL, United States 04-24-12
    Eric Forest Park, IL, United States 04-24-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stephen Kings Monotone reading"
    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stephen King reads the whole story.... He is so monotone that I almost cant follow this 28 min into this and I dont want to continue.


    31 of 42 people found this review helpful
  •  
    B. Brunton 04-30-12
    B. Brunton 04-30-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A children's story from the Dark Tower universe"
    What did you love best about The Wind Through the Keyhole?

    I have read all of the other books in the Dark Tower series and enjoyed all of them. When the graphic novels started appearing on the market, I drew the line -- part of what was so great about this series was a sense of reality brought on by the large gaps in the readers' knowledge, and I did not want those gaps clumsily filled. For this reason, I was skeptical about this new Dark Tower 4.5, but it has far exceeded my expectations. It was a true pleasure to hear Stephen King tell the tale of Tim, a story Roland heard from his mother as a young child in Gilead. I found this particular gap in the Dark Tower series delightfully filled by his new narrative.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kt conroe, TX, United States 04-29-12
    kt conroe, TX, United States 04-29-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story, Not great narration"

    Plain and simple to get a DT novel again is great. Recently I listened to all the DT books and must say how disappointing it was going from Frank Muller to George Guirdell. Now since Mr.Muller had an accident and could no longer perform it made the whole thing even sadder yet understandable. However going from George to Stephen shows just how good George actually is which just goes to show Frank was,a Master storyteller. To Kings credit I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Bag of Bones narrated by him, but BoB delt with thoughts and dialogue mainlyof just 1 character, that King portrays quite well. However when he attempts a child, black women, new yorker, and gunslinger it really just becomes him reading a book. With the talent Frank Muller had now gone (Rip) I would have really loved to hear Raul Esparza who did magnificent with under the dome and I think might be right up there with F.M. Even George reprising his role would have been nice. Not sure why King read himself but I think there,are,a,few stories that King can do a good job with and this is not it. Atleast now when listening to all 8 books in order instead of loving the first four and being disappointed listening to the last 3 there will now be 4.5 in between which will totally kill the performance so once you get to 5 it will actually be more pleasant. Great story though without a doubt!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    AlphisNimberOneFan 06-23-16

    Alphi's Number One Fan

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "love this"

    I thought Steven King did a good job reading the tale. It was a little disconcerting you hear someone else's voice reading the dark tower but he did fine. The story is awesome, and now I will buy the next one in the series! :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeremy 06-22-16
    Jeremy 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "im glad i bought it as a part or the dark tower se"

    ithought it was a great book as an addition to the gunslinger series definitely ok

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ryan 06-21-16
    Ryan 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book, horrible narration."

    I loved the story. I wasn't sure if it would grab me like the rest of the series, but it did!

    Stephen King's reading of his work was awful. He is so monotone, and rarely tried to give a different voice to his characters. When he did try to make a character sound distinct, it was comical. I don't think that was the desired result...

    I truly enjoyed this book, but it desperately needs a new narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    DEBRA STUMP 05-24-16
    DEBRA STUMP 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "The Wind Through the Keyhold"

    After reading some of the reviews I was hesitant to order this book. I am glad I did. I enjoyed it very much. While Stephen Kings voice is different than the narrator's in the Gunslinger series, he did a great job with this story. My advice is to judge it for yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dylan Blackhorse-von Jess 05-19-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A solid entry in the mythos."

    I read this title after reading books 1-7, and while I enjoyed it a lot, there were definitely parts that were of greater interest than others. I would definitively say that this title is not on the same level as books 3 or 7, but it is nonetheless a great addition to King's world. Greatest drawback to this recording is that King reads it. An excellent storyteller he may be, but a voice actor he is not. Especially coming off of the first seven books' audio versions, this will be a hard transition for some listeners.

    All said, however, I still recommend this title. More insight into an ever-growing world, and a return to some unexpected characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Timothy J. Smith Burdett, New York USA 05-07-16
    Timothy J. Smith Burdett, New York USA 05-07-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    141
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A nest of stories"

    This is "Dark Tower Lite" and that's a good thing! King crafts a series of nested tales which are nicely dovetailed one to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Matthew S. Hill 05-03-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    56
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting add on that fits well."

    "The wind through the keyhole" is an add on to a great epic tale. We get to take a deeper look into the folk lore of characters we've grown to love.

    Stephen King reads this one himself and although I've enjoyed listening to him before. This book could have really gained a lot from having a professional reader like Geogre Guidall or Frank Miller . They bring so much to every character as well as .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.