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3.86882352941176 out of 53.86882352941176 out of 53.86882352941176 out of 53.86882352941176 out of 53.86882352941176 out of 5 3.87 (34 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: June 2004 ISBN: 9780743561709
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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!

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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 Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chap | 5/3/2016

    " The Song of Susannah, written by Stephen King and narrated by George Guidall is the sixth book in the Gun Slinger series. This is Mr. King's Opus Magnum and many of his other books owe it's origin to this masterpiece. Start at book number one (the gunslinger) and listen or read them all. It is fantastic and well worth the time. George Guidall is a fantastic narrator of this book. After completion of the sixth book in the series the characters in the book have become well developed and at this point it is natural to have a favorite. Mine is Eddie Dean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 Victoria | 1/26/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2014

    " This book was an incredible installment of The Dark Tower series. The underlying question I'd love to see answered is: what lies on the top floor of the Dark Tower? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelique | 1/16/2014

    " I thought this book was great. Atleast after I read it. While I was reading it, I was tempted to stop. In the entire series, I found that the beginnings are boring but they pick up. You just have to read half of the book in order for it to do so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bsainsbury | 1/15/2014

    " An author who writes himself into the books as god. I am mildly conflicted and struggled with the last half of this book. I did not read the last chapter which seemed self-indulgent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dua'a Behbehani | 1/13/2014

    " It must have been really awkward writing this one, lol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kay | 12/8/2013

    " Thought this one was the best in the series yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee W. | 11/26/2013

    " Plot twists, teeth gnashing and it was all worth it for the injokes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eren Cain | 10/27/2013

    " This is an incredible series, where the stories hatch like endless nesting eggs, and the characters constantly surprise you - one of my favorite worlds to visit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Ingle | 5/25/2013

    " I think this is the best of the books so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 1/19/2013

    " My least favorite character and my least favorite book out of the series. I felt the story took forever and didn't really progress that far. I hope the last book makes up for this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer H | 1/16/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book - maybe I liked it better than Wolves of Calla because the characters split up, so it was faster paced and you had different story lines colliding and whatnot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danelle | 8/8/2012

    " It was shorter, and left me hanging but i can't wait to read the next and the last book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/12/2012

    " The series takes a dip with this one. Still love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fernando | 11/4/2011

    " I enjoyed the book, but I have to admit the whole bit with Stephen King being a character in his own book was a bit strange. Still, I love this series and I'm not looking forward to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 10/22/2011

    " Stephen King, you've got some serious ground to make up in the seventh book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 8/28/2011

    " I liked the concept that this book was written in stanzas. But I honestly think these books are going down hill... King's older writings are much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 5/18/2011

    " A little smaller than the other books but still a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexander | 5/9/2011

    " Fantasy-epic or no, self-insertion is not entertaining. Shame on you, Mr. King. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 5/8/2011

    " More of a bridging book, to ramp up the expectation for the final book of the series. It's not defining, but it's not awful either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " A lot of building up for the last book but not many more answers and not much action. Everyone seemed to get into place but noone did anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 5/6/2011

    " I don't know why I was dreading this book in the dark tower series. It turned out to be very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/2/2011

    " Magnificent! Only one to go and I'm kinda dreading starting it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anya | 4/22/2011

    " This book really delved deeper into the world behind the Dark Tower. Lots of time travel and crazy plot development. I loved how King pulled himself into the story. Fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 4/14/2011

    " I read this one so fast that I I can barely remember what happened. It was a nice bridge between the fifth and seventh books and again became necessary regarding Susannah and her baby, but I really tried to breeze through this one to get to the meat in the 7th book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elise | 4/6/2011

    " This book almost turned me off wanting to read the final book. I didn't like it that much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brettw | 4/4/2011

    " By far the weakest in the series so far. It's half story, half egotistical musings. I'm too invested to quit on it one book before the end, but here's hoping that #7 is much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 4/1/2011

    " This was a delightful quick read. It is time to start the beginning of the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 3/18/2011

    " I think this is the best of the books so far. "

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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.