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Wolves of the Calla Audiobook

Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V

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Publisher's Summary

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, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland's world; and Oy, the Billy Bumbler.

In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.

As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.

Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you've ever heard. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. Don't miss the other volumes of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

©2003 Stephen King; (P)2003 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Audioworks is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Gonna be a humdinger of a fight! Fore and aft of the showdown, King stuffs the book with juice...One of the greatest cavalcades in popular fiction is back on track." (Booklist)
"The high suspense and extensive character development here...plus the enormity of King's ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his 'Constant Readers' in awe." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jonas Rapid City 04-18-17
    Jonas Rapid City 04-18-17 Member Since 2015

    I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!

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    This is a great series. Not only does it have a way of combining genres across the board, not only does it have the storytelling quality that can only be Stephen King, but it is one that takes you on journey after journey and leaves you wanting to relive it all over again when it's over. And more than that, I want to know so much about the world before Roland and Gilead and when it is from, will the next two books do that? Will there ever be...more?

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    Tim United States 04-14-17
    Tim United States 04-14-17 Member Since 2011

    I read nothing that is popular.

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    "Connected Stories"

    Whenever I re-read "Wolves of the Calla", for some reason, I immediately connected to "The Stand." In the fifth book in the Dark Tower Series, the Ka-tet is finally facing good vs. evil. We finally seeing the Crimson King having a large present in the book, where the reader finally identifies as him as the son of Satan or Satan himself. Randall Flagg shows his horns again, causing destruction between the four. Susannah, being pregnant by the demon's seed and constant reference of commala.

    All of this sums up to another book to "The Stand." I know that my analogy may not makes sense, but I can see the Ka-tet appearing after the pandemic virus that wiped out the entire population and they are saving the children from the wolves that were sent by the Crimson King.

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    lydia smith 04-01-17
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    A great book as usual, Sai King. We say thankya! Thankya Big Big! I've read this series more times than I can count, and can't wait for the movie.

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    N. Hawryluk 03-21-17
    N. Hawryluk 03-21-17 Member Since 2017

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    As always with this series, story is weirdly structured, doesn't feel like it adds much to the overarching plot, whimper of an ending. Big character that gets built up in this doesn't seem to contribute much of anything, but it's a cool stunt. Honestly I have no idea what this series is building toward anymore, but I'll definitely be reading the next one so I'm sure King is laughing all the way to the bank. [AUDIBLE]

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    CoffeyCake 03-17-17
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    "Awww man- the narrator"

    Ok, so my biggest gripe about the first novel was the narrator... The fellow who read before was amazing!!! I guess he was frank. Damn. That guy had real talent. Sad day.

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    James Flynn 03-09-17
    James Flynn 03-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "More amazing storytelling"

    I listen to a book a week, and have done so for about 5 years now. That's about 250 books. Most of them I prefer to be part of a series because it allows the reader to be immersed for a month or two in the same story. The Dark Tower is perhaps the best series I have ever encountered. It is better than The Stand, better than the Mr Mercedes series and better than a variety of other series from other authors. Frank Muller was absolutely amazing. I dreaded settling for George Guidall, based on reviews. But I must say, Guidall is better than expected but nowhere near Muller. Can't wait to get to the last two volumes. Thanks Stephen King for a grand ride through a mind blowing series.

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    Brian Arnold 03-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Switched narrator bad choice"

    Great book bad narration. All characters had same voice very mono tone . May just read the rest because I can't stand this new narrator.

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    Tanya Delaney 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    What did you love best about Wolves of the Calla?

    I enjoy the story line. I have read the books twice but first time listening to audio.


    What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?

    He is no Frank Muller. He is terrible at doing any of the voices and essentially just sounds the same no matter whose character is speaking.


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    Sékou 02-03-17
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    "Still Great, but a tiny step down."

    I highly recommend this book. While it's not as good as Wizard & Glass it is still very exciting and fun.

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    Tina 02-01-17
    Tina 02-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series!"

    I found this series when I use to drive big rigs cross country. I was so magical the first time hearing these books while driving cross country mostly at night on a quite open road. I still listen to the whole series several times a year for the last 13-14 years and still love it, even though I am no longer a driver.

    Yes Frank is the best and I did notice the change the first time heard this book but I think George is great and has become one of my fav narrators.

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