The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger : The Dark Tower

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: The Dark Tower
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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Tough going... But persevere through to book 2...

I seem to be at odds with some and in agreement with others. I found this the hardest Stephen King (audio) book to like. Normally I find everything by Stephen King absolutely gripping - but this felt like it was the beginning of a long and somewhat abstract journey (so far so SK in many respects) but without the somehow gripping narrative he usually demonstrates.

As it went on I found it more appealing - and by book 2 I was hooked and it was back to business as usual. So - do listen, do persevere (you might find it easier than I did) and before you know it you're right back in Mr. King's amazing worlds. Science fiction, fantasy, magic, unpleasantness more than horror (so far...) All good.
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- Andrew

Updated Review following whole series (No spoilers

OK so after reading this book originally I gave it a dissapointing review. with this series it is not fair to judge it as one book but as a whole. As a series of books it was thought provoking sad and you can tell that this series for Stephen King was magnum opus.

A word of warning other books as referenced in this series so if you have not read all of Stephen kings work you may get some spoilers if your planning on reading more of his books.

i have read quite a few of Stephen Kings books and was planning on reading others however after this set I wont read any more as for me this was his masterpiece and as such I will always remember this.

one word of warning if you take on this series you will feel highs and lows and even possibly frustrated at times but it is all worth it (remember this was a real labour for Stephen King to write over decades). LISTEN TO THE AUTHORS RECCOMENDATION!!! IF YOU REMEMBER ONLY A FEW WORDS OF THE FEW MAKE SURE IT IS THIS
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-06-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton