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The Dark Tower
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  • 1

    The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7088)
    Performance
    (3491)
    Story
    (3546)

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Valerie says: "Just As Wonderful as I Remembered!"
    Just As Wonderful as I Remembered!

    I read this book for the first time roughly 20 years ago, and I loved it. Of course, I borrowed it from the local library and never owned the book. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2009 by Valerie (Caldwell, NJ, USA)
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    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    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.

    Jacobus says: "A Surrealistic Western that almost feels familiar"
    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)
  • 2

    The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower II

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4382)
    Performance
    (2340)
    Story
    (2371)

    Stephen King returns to The Dark Towerin this second, mesmerizing volume in his epic series. After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea, each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower.

    Kevin says: "If you read this, you're hooked"
    If you read this, you're hooked

    The biggest decision most people will have regarding the Dark Tower series is should they continue after the first book, The Gunslinger. While the fir..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2006 by Kevin (Santa Susana, CA, United States)
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    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    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....

    Sivitrii says: "Anyone else keep thinking this is the third book?"
    Anyone else keep thinking this is the third book?

    Despite it being clearly numbered, I keep remembering this story as the third of the series rather than the second, and I fall into the trap of thinki..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2014 by Sivitrii (Zillmere, Australia)
  • 3

    The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3809)
    Performance
    (2084)
    Story
    (2099)

    In the third volume of The Dark Tower, Roland, the last gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower that haunts his dreams and nightmares. But he is no longer alone. He has trained Eddie and Susannah, who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three, in the old ways of the gunslingers. But their ka-tet is not yet complete.

    Kristin says: "A reader for the ages!"
    A reader for the ages!

    Are you searching for something to listen to, by a reader that keeps you on the edge of your seat? Well, the solution is simple! Get each and every bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2003 by Kristin (Monee, IL, USA)
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    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    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.

    Tori says: "Frank Muller is the voice of Roland."
    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)
  • 4

    Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower IV

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (3814)
    Performance
    (2030)
    Story
    (2055)

    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.

    Kenneth says: "Worth The Wait"
    Worth The Wait

    While I am not one of King's greatest fans, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Dark Tower/Gunslinger series. I was very excited to find this book and it d..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2003 by Kenneth (La Verne, CA, USA)
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    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    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.

    Ric says: "My favourite of the series!"
    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)
  • 5

    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
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    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.

    Sivitrii says: "Peak of the roller coaste"
    Peak of the roller coaste

    Calla was a valuable step in the Dark Tower saga, though it seemed a little like a distraction at first. We see more of the history and reality of the..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2014 by Sivitrii (Zillmere, Australia)
  • 4.5

    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
    Overall
    (2266)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2050)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

    Another excellent Steven King story. It doesn't have the same feel as the rest of the Dark Tower series. It's much more stand-alone beginning-middle-e..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2012 by Amazon Customer (severna park, MD, United States)
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    The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    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.

    Fjolnir says: "Great Classic Story Telling"
    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)
  • 6

    The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    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.

    Evan says: "A finely crafted entry in the Dark Tower"
    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)
  • 5

    Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3654)
    Performance
    (1812)
    Story
    (1847)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Dark Tower Review - Part Five"
    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 (RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States)
  • 7

    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
    (36)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    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.

    Sivitrii says: "Satisfying end to the saga"
    Satisfying end to the saga

    It's amazing how much the author fits in to this final instalment of the Dark Tower saga. We have some sad goodbyes, some surprise introductions and a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2014 by Sivitrii (Zillmere, Australia)
  • 6

    Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3426)
    Performance
    (1722)
    Story
    (1745)

    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.

    Daniel F. Webster says: "Undoing the writer's block!"
    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 ()
  • 7

    The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3661)
    Performance
    (1784)
    Story
    (1805)

    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.

    Dawn says: "Unbelieveable"
    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)