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The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower Audiobook

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

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Publisher's Summary

The triumphant, gripping finale to Stephen King's magnificent, epic masterpiece.

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA.

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 terrible and sinister creation. And finally, he realises, he may have to walk the last dark strait alone....

You've come this far, come a little farther, come all the way, the sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower.

©2004 Stephen King (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    Linda Thackeray 12-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Heartbreakingly good. "

    A satisfying read. Fitting end for all. Still ends with the best closing line for the series.

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    Avril 03-27-16
    Avril 03-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "At last"

    I thought it A fitting end to a story I have been following for over 30 years. Thank kaa. Long days and pleasant nights

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Gardner 06-18-15
    Lee Gardner 06-18-15
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    "love it"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sivitrii 09-01-14
    Sivitrii 09-01-14 Member Since 2011
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    "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 very satisfying finish to a story of the ages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 06-09-13
    Liz 06-09-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Major Disappointment - Series a Let Down"

    The seventh book in the series was disjointed and a major disappointment as far as wind up is concerned. Not really expecting a happy ending but something a bit more than the old cliche of "walking off into the sunset". Even the author, storyteller or Stephen King character seemed to express his wish that the thing would just plain end. In fact I perceived an attitude of contempt from him for the story and the reader alike.

    THE SERIES

    I stuck with this series for two reasons. One - I owed some loyalty to Stephen King because I have enjoyed his work previously and he has stated that this was his major work. Two I invested in the complete series at a time when Audible had a sale on book series.

    The trend of the series, in my opinion, can be noted from my previous reviews.
    1 - Stick With It - Believe in Stephen King
    2 - So Glad I Stuck Around
    3 - Wanted to Stop but Could Not
    4 - Disappointing Detour
    5 - I don't get it
    6 - This from a fan of Mr King - WHY?
    7 - Major Disappointment

    I feel very sorry for Stephen King if he considers this to be his "magnum opus". Where to from here? I thought he was much better than this load of tripe he has given us. I have been a huge fan for such a long time and I was expecting so much more from him.

    There were of course some excellent parts mostly to do with King's craftsmanship with words, however, the whole series was disjointed and overblown. More than 135 hours of listening (not including the pitiful narration of "The Wind Through the Keyhole") could easily have been reduced by half.

    Continuity was exceptionally poor. Involvement of characters was a mish mash of contrived entries and exits, seemingly because the author was bored with his people and couldn't think of anything else. The villains were insipid and the final confrontation a super anticlimax. The storyline had no real structure and can be perceived as if the author was questioning himself while writing, "What else can I squeeze in, have I got enough science fiction, do I need more horror?"

    I'm sure Mr King will reap the benefits of this series and that there are lots of die hard fans out there who will disagree with my opinions however I would recommend anyone read all the stories in the original novels e.g. Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Talisman, Insomnia etc. etc. but definitely not the Dark Tower Series which has tried to incorporate them all and is a major disappointment.

    The best things about this series are the narrations by Frank Muller and George Guidall and the character OY.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Kay-Gee
    12/1/15
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    "A Story Like No Other"
    Would you listen to The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to the entire series again. The reader has the most perfect voice for this type of book, he plays the characters perfectly and allows you to get lost in the story.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower to, and why?

    The Dark Tower series is on par with J.R.Tolkien's Lord of The Rings. It is the story of a great quest, a quest to end or save the world. Every character breathes life into the story leaving you wanting more. Definitely cannot put these books down.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favourite?

    I think George's voice for Suzannah is the funniest, he does it well but its still funny to hear him talking as a southern madam.


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

    Cry AND Laugh! This book is what it feels like to be bi-polar. One moment you're in stiches, the next you're a blubbering mess! I don't want to give too much away but, it will definitely pull at your heart strings one way or another.


    Any additional comments?

    Stephen King is one of the best writers ever to grace this earth. I would recommend this book if you are a lover of fantasy, horror or science fiction. It has so many elements that it would be impossible to not please every reader out there.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Peter B.
    7/20/15
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    "Dark tower"
    Where does The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very good story well worth listening too


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a good mix of sifi and adventure


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favourite?

    Rolan who else


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The story keeps you coming back for more


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • marie coburn
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    "Astonishing"

    This series is nothing short of astonishing. Read it now, for your fathers sake. Thankie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Winifred McManus
    6/9/15
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    "The Dark Tower"

    Fantastic story, gonna miss Roland and his Ka Tets. So sad to leave them, however Finders Keepers awaits. Xx

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Epsom, United Kingdom
    11/19/17
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    "And Finally"

    Just a few words to thank the author for the gift that is this complete work. If you have read this far you will be anxious to know the outcome, I will only say it is worthy. I massively enjoyed the work and it’s conclusion, very well written and equally well read. A masterpiece and one likely never to be repeated. Again thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jem
    11/15/17
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    "Brilliant finale!"

    ive been listening to the Dark Tower Series for over a month and will miss the characters but I'm glad you finally finished it Mr King! Long Days and Pleasant Nights...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gill
    11/14/17
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    "Series is enjoyable but drawn out at times"

    I waited until I had listened to all the books before writing a review. There were times that I could not wait to switch on my audible and others where I felt it was really drawn out and un-necessary. But overall you can not help but enjoy Stephen Kings mastery of story telling.
    Not in favour of the ending but that is just me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martd69
    London
    11/3/17
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    "Disappointed"

    After reading the series up until this book and loving them I have to admit I was disappointed with the end. A Stephen king says its about the journey but I felt like a child going to Disney land only to find on arrival it was closed.

    The Narrator even with mutiple animated voices for Characters was a bit of a drone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roy Elmer
    10/14/17
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    "A bit disappointing, but a great initial idea"

    The series is fantastic up to book five, but then it feels like the wheels come off. Such a shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hightower
    9/27/17
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    "Excellent finale"

    This final book in the series did not disappoint. Superb storytelling and, as with the others in the series, brilliantly narrated too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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