The Dark Tower
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  • 1
    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger is a haunting figure; a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.

    A Surrealistic Western that almost feels familiar

    Have you ever wanted so badly to be part of a hype, just to discover that while others are going crazy about it, you are left out in the cold? The f..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2012 by Jacobus (Johannesburg, South Africa)
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    The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower, Book 1 | Stephen King

    The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
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    Story
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    In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

    just me

    my wife loved the series, I had a difficult time hanging in there and finishing

    Reviewed on January 24 2016 by Connie Tench ()
  • 2
    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    In the second novel of King's best-selling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s, '70s, and '60s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And he confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort. As the titanic forces gather, a savage struggle between underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspires to bring an end to Roland's quest for the Dark Tower....

    Great writing but slightly thin story

    Slightly thin story

    Reviewed on December 11 2014 by Michael ()
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    The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower, Book 2 | Stephen King

    The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

    Loved Everything About It

    This is about a thousand times better than the Gunslinger. From the narration to the story, it's compelling and I had a much harder time stopping betw..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2016 by Jessica G. ()
  • 3
    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. A blend of riveting action and powerful drama, The Waste Lands leaves listeners breathlessly awaiting the next chapter.

    Frank Muller is the voice of Roland.

    Very High, dark tower series started me off on Audio books & the late Frank Muller is my favourite narrator.

    Reviewed on July 30 2012 by Tori (Australia)
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    The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower, Book 3 | Stephen King

    The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    In this third volume, several months have passed, and Roland's two new tet-mates have become trained gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta's two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But while battling The Pusher in 1977 New York, Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who - in Roland's world - has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness.

    Great series, fantastic narration

    I have been a Stephen King fan for over 35 years. I absolutely love this series. It's so different from his macabre style of previous novels and remin..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 28 2016 by Susan ()
  • 4
    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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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 glass ball.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2012 by Ric (South Narara, Australia)
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    Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower, Book 4 | Stephen King

    Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    In this fourth volume, Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake survive Blaine the Mono's final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, Roland recounts a story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson.

    Best in the series so far in my opinion

    Best in the series so far in my opinion. a little long winded/slow in some parts. But it doesn't ruin the story. and of course Frank mullers performa..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 04 2016 by Jason Broersma (B.C. Utah)
  • 4.5
    The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower | Stephen King

    The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen 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.

    King of Writing not Reading

    The "Dark Tower" series in audio has been one of my favorite all time listens; so why Stephen? You are a fantastic story teller; on paper. Let the pro..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 26 2012 by D (corona, ca United States)
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    The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel | Stephen King

    The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
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    Story
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    For listeners new to the Dark Tower saga, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka-tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.

    Great Classic Story Telling

    I have not listend to any other books in the Dark Tower series exept this one. At the beginning I thought I had made a mistake but after about 2 hour..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 25 2012 by Fjolnir (Isafjardarbaer, Iceland)
  • 5
    Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V | Stephen King

    Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers; and Oy.

    The Dark Tower Review - Part Five

    The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla opens with a prologue that introduces listeners to the folken of Calla Bryn Sturgis, people in need..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2003 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
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    Story
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    In the fifth novel in King's bestselling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. And the farmers of the Calla want to enlist some hard calibers. Torn between protecting the innocent community and his urgent quest, Roland faces his most deadly perils as he journey through the Mid-World towards the Dark Tower.

    Another fork in the road

    It's a shame that frank muller is unable to continue reading for us. I hope his recovery is progressing.
    Wolves of the calla continues to expand o..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 14 2016 by Megan ()
  • 6
    The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The pivotal sixth instalment in King's bestselling epic fantasy saga provides the key to the quest that defines Roland's life. In the next part of their journey to the tower, Roland and his band of followers face adversity from every side: Susannah Dean has been taken over by a demon-mother and uses the power of Black Thirteen to get from the Mid-World New York City. But who is the father of her child? And what role will the Crimson King play? Roland sends Jake to break Susannah's date with destiny.

    A finely crafted entry in the Dark Tower

    The penultimate entry in the Dark Tower saga is also one of the shorter books, but lacks nothing for its comparative brevity. With a fine performance..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2012 by Evan (Subiaco, Australia)
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    Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI | Stephen King

    Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

    Undoing the writer's block!

    This series just keeps getting better as the pages pass... now we have revealed the ultimate writer's paradox, a story that takes on it's own life - w..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2004 by Daniel F. Webster ()
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    The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the Dark Tower. Roland's band of pilgrims remains united, though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth. Terrified of what may happen, Jake, Father Callahan, and Oy follow. Roland and Eddie are in Maine, looking for the site which will lead them to Susannah. As he finally closes in on the tower, Roland's every step is shadowed by a sinister creation.

    love it

    my favourite in the DT series, brilliant reading definitely recommend for any Stephen king fan

    Reviewed on June 18 2015 by Lee Gardner ()
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    The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

    Unbelieveable

    This is by far the best book I have read in a very long time. Matter of fact, it may even be the best. All of your questions are answered, there are n..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2004 by Dawn (Meridian, ID, USA)