The Dark Tower

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 95,488 ratings

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Publisher's Summary

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.

In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He 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.

Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

And the Tower is closer....

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  • Book 1

    • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 295

    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. In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Surrealistic Western that almost feels familiar

    • By Jacobus on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Dark Tower I

    • The Gunslinger
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20,850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,966
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18,941

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I almost quit couple of times.

    • By Roland on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $18.89

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    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. In the second novel of King's best-selling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book

    • By Mr Brian Scully on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Dark Tower II

    • The Drawing of the Three
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,931
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,882

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story was a little thin, but the narration!!!

    • By timguitartaylor on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 3

    • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frank Muller is the voice of Roland.

    • By Tori on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Dark Tower III

    • The Waste Lands
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11,637
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,569
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10,538

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good narrator, good story, bad production

    • By kurdis teed on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $28.34

  • Book 4

    • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 27 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite of the series!

    • By Ric on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Dark Tower IV

    • Wizard and Glass
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,230
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,327

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frank Muller is the best Audible narrator!!!!

    • By Russ on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $37.79

  • Book 4.5

    • The Wind Through the Keyhole

    • The Dark Tower
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Stephen King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,501
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,062
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,034

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Wind Through the Keyhole

    • A Dark Tower Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Stephen King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    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. For listeners new to The Dark Tower, 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration by the author fails to please

    • By Rick on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

    • Wolves of the Calla

    • Dark Tower V
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,080
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,098

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Frank Muller will be missed.

    • By Aaron on 02-03-05

    Regular price: $59.93

    • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    The fifth novel in Stephen King's magnificent epic, one of the most popular series in publishing history. 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. In the fifth novel in King's best-selling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thrilling

    • By Frøya on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $24.51

  • Book 6

    • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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 pivotal sixth instalment in King's best-selling epic fantasy saga provides the key to the quest that defines Roland's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A finely crafted entry in the Dark Tower

    • By Evan on 12-18-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Song of Susannah

    • The Dark Tower VI
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,156

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kool-Ade, Drunk.

    • By Grant on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $42.60

  • Book 7

    • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fitting conclussion to the series.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Dark Tower

    • The Dark Tower VII
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,062
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,453

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing - a must have..

    • By Lori on 11-30-04

    Regular price: $59.93