The Dark Tower
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  • 1
    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    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)
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    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Just as I remembered it.

    Just as I remembered it. It was good to hear it read to me. Sorry it's done.

    Reviewed on June 30 2017 by Anonymous ()
  • 2
    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    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.

    Phenomenal second installment

    A real nailbiter of a story, the narrator is fantastic with great diversity of voice. The story is likewise written skillfully by King with excellent ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2017 by J. Einarsson (Södertälje, Sweden)
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    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    I'd actually give it a 3.5 stars:

    This book has me going back and forth between loving it and being sick to death of it every few chapter. I love the character Roland and his relentles..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2017 by kavita ()
  • 3
    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

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

    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)
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    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Excellent Series

    This is a great book and great series. Very complex but once you get invested you have to listen!!

    Reviewed on August 10 2016 by Gabrielle (JUSTIN, TX, USA)
  • 4
    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    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.

    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)
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    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    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.

    Frank Muller is the best Audible narrator!!!!

    I'm now halfway through Kings dark Tower series, which I think is the best work he's done. I have to add add that my enjoyment of this remarkable stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2016 by Russ (Philadelphia)
  • 4.5
    The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower | Stephen King

    The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
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    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.

    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 | Stephen King

    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
    (74)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
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    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.

    Narration by the author fails to please

    Listening to this book for the second time, without the mystery of an unfolding story to draw me on, I found that I couldn't continue. The author can..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2017 by Rick (Ivanhoe, Australia)
  • 5
    Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V | Stephen King

    Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower V

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Frank Muller will be missed.

    The long awaited fifth book of the Dark Tower doesn't disapoint from a story standpoint. The story continues right where the fourth book ends without..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2005 by Aaron (San Antonio, TX, USA)
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    The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King

    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
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    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.

    Great, but audio is off
    Reviewed on April 04 2017 by Craig Perry ()
  • 6
    The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah | Stephen King

    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
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    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)
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    Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI | Stephen King

    Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    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 ()
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    The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower | Stephen King

    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
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Heartbreakingly good.

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

    Reviewed on December 15 2016 by Linda Thackeray ()
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    The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII | Stephen King

    The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    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.

    The Dark Tower Review - Concluded

    <B><U>The Dark Tower: </B>The Dark Tower VII</U> concludes a journey that I have thoroughly enjoyed for over 15 years. The writing of this..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2004 by Amazon Customer ()