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Song of Susannah Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45,236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dark Tower Series Release Date:
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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.

To give birth to her "chap," demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the "daughter of none" who shares her body and mind.

Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining ka-tet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who in a struggle to cope -- with each other and with an alien environment -- "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term.

Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Pure storytelling.”

    Washington Post

  • “There’s something about [this series]…that keeps a seven-volume story bracingly strong as it veers toward its Armageddon-like conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The climax to the tale with which King has tantalized readers for nearly a quarter of a century approaches. Close on the heels of Wolves of the Calla, this penultimate volume winds its way nimbly through the time-space continuum…In the end, King has his readers where he wants them: breathlessly waiting for more.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Colin | 2/7/2014

    " The sixth book of King's "Dark Tower" series, and as the end draws near, a frustrating one. The main characters are split, in more ways than one, and the momentum built by the tight focus of book 5 is lost, which was disappointing to me as a reader, though I have no doubt King's ends are thus being accomplished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Bill Gauthier | 2/3/2014

    " The sixth book of the epic DARK TOWER saga is one of the shortest, and is the perfect book to lead into the grand finale of book seven. King moves all the players to their ultimate positions, gets the fireworks set up, and lights the match. Of course, he doesn't light them up until the final book. Still, this book is fine. It DOES NOT stand alone, though (none of the DARK TOWER books really do, except for the flashback of WIZARD & GLASS), so don't read it until you've read the previous five books of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Bojana | 1/30/2014

    " One more step to go... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Victoria | 1/26/2014

    " There's a reason why this book is always on sale at Barnes and Noble......nobody likes it. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen King

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.