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The Dark Tower II Audiobook

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba!

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.

©1987 Stephen King (P)1998, 2003 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters." (Baltimore Sun)

"This quest is one of King's best - communicates on a genuine, human level, but rich in symbolism and allegory." (Columbus Sunday Dispatch)

"An epic in the making." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    timguitartaylor 05-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "The story was a little thin, but the narration!!!"
    If you could sum up The Drawing of the Three in three words, what would they be?

    A bit cliched.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen King before, how does this one compare?

    Compared to the first book, this was a little thin on the story.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Great narrator. Knew how to act, knew when to read, versus when to give a performance. His many voices make this work really well, though the story made me a little weary.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Frank Muller was made for this sort of work. Sad that he was taken in such a tragic way.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Megan 08-09-16
    Megan 08-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    I flew through this book. The narrator is different from the first book, but after the initial surprise I got over that and grew to like the narrator. He does a good job with the lady of shadows.

    38 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 06-26-16
    Daniel 06-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "my favorite books revisited"

    love these books haven't read them in years really enjoying them again always picking up new things.

    38 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    Gail 05-16-17
    Gail 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow story to a crawl"

    I bought this book because of the good rating, but this book is not for me. I skipped the first book on the advise that the second book is better; I can't imagine how dragging the first book is.
    The story line is interesting that's why I stuck to the end, but it could have been compressed in just a few hours. There was more yakking than plot development.

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! 05-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great second volume"

    The content of this book is more enjoyable than the first. But, the narration is irritating. Muller puts a growl in his voice that doesn't add anything to the story. I'm looking forward to book 3.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Hardie Ft Worth, TX United States 05-04-17
    Peter Hardie Ft Worth, TX United States 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not overly impressed"

    Let's start with the reader. Not everything has to end in a dramatic inflection. Roland bowels is not dramatic.
    The story is contrived and designed for a Hollywood movie and he characters are extreme versions of real life. Detta walker fixates on gray meat little white candles every other thought and in a as trashy and cliched way as possible. Eddie is the quintessential New York persona. If the characters had been toned down a little and a little left to the imagination the story could have been made darker and more suspenseful. Instead you just find everyone annoying.
    I'm not sure if I can get through the next book...
    I may try

    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" 05-24-17 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "A MUCH MORE COMPLETE NOVEL, PER KING"

    YOU NEVER SEE ALL THAT YOU SEE.
    If I was to grade the last three hours, I would give this book five stars. I could, honestly only go three stars for story, as I am a bit anal about structure, plot and a sense of what is being accomplished. If this had been any other author I would have quit early into the book. There are a lot of people who are not as anal as I am and they love this book and this series. KIA, leads you to accept and not ask to many questions, and that is what is necessary with this book. Towards the end the book does come together and I especially like the characters.

    MIGHT AS WELL DRINK THE OCEAN WITH A SPOON AS ARGUE WITH A LOVER
    Book one is a weird western and has little structure. King admitted that in the Introduction of the first recording of that book, which is no longer included. In the afterword of this book he mentions this again and says this is a MUCH MORE COMPLETE NOVEL and he gives clues as to where this series will go. Those who worship at the alter of King crushed me with their unhelpful votes, because I said the same thing. If you don't believe me listen to King himself. I love King, he is my second favorite author behind Orson Scott Card. This book and series is a little different, as King occasionally writes in different styles. I am starting to be a convert to this series and will go on to THE WASTELANDS.

    IF YOU THINK YOU'VE GONE INSANE, YOUR NUTS
    Frank Muller may take some time to get used to for some, but I have always loved him. His voice is different, but I don't believe it is Radio Disc Jockey Fake. I believe this is how he spoke.

    GO F@@@ YOURSELF, AMERICAN FOR HAVE A GOOD DAY.

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    RJreads Loveland, CO 04-22-17
    RJreads Loveland, CO 04-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Whew. Thank God"

    I love audible and enjoy most of Stephey Kings novels. This was tortuous. Could not finish and will request a refund.

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    Hazel Virginia Beach, VA 06-13-17
    Hazel Virginia Beach, VA 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A good entry"

    I enjoyed the story. It got a bit dull with the walking along the beach segments, but beyond that it's still a good quasifantasy epic!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jkoe Peachtree Corners, GA 06-04-17
    Jkoe Peachtree Corners, GA 06-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Much better than the first book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Drawing of the Three to be better than the print version?

    So even though this was much better than the first book, it still was not great. Hoping by the third book, I will experience what several friends and family members say about this book series.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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