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4.00006088403621 out of 54.00006088403621 out of 54.00006088403621 out of 54.00006088403621 out of 54.00006088403621 out of 5 4.00 (49,274 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: September 2004 ISBN: 9780743561716
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All good things must come to end. Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Ronald 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.
Roland's ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens. Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999) to a birthing room -- really a chamber of horrors - in Thunderclap's Fedic Station; Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the restaurant on Lex and 61st with weapons drawn, little knowing how numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where "walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the world they need to escape is the only one that matters.
Thus the audiobook opens, like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King's imagination. You've come this far. Come a little father. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] hypnotic blend of suspense and sentimentality…sprawling, eventful tale of demons, monsters, narrow escapes and magic portals.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Publisher's Weekly A pilgrimage that began with one lone man's quest to save multiple worlds from chaos and destruction unfolds into a tale of epic proportions. While King saw some criticism for the slow pace of 1982's The Gunslinger, the book that launched this series, The Drawing of the Three (Book II, 1987), reeled in readers with its fantastical allure. And those who have faithfully journeyed alongside Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and Oy ever since will find their loyalty toward the series' creator richly rewarded. The tangled web of the tower's multiple worlds has manifested itself in many of King's other works -- The Stand (1978), Insomnia (1994) and Hearts in Atlantis (1999), to name a few. As one character explains here, "From the spring of 1970, when he typed the line The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed...very few of the things Stephen King wrote were 'just stories.' He may not believe that; we do." King, in fact, intertwines his own life story deeper and deeper into the tale of Roland and his surrogate family of gunslingers, and, in this final installment, playfully and seductively suggests that it might not be the author who drives the story, but rather the fictional characters that control the author. This philosophical exploration of free will and destiny may surprise those who have viewed King as a prolific pop-fiction dispenser. But a closer look at the brilliant complexity of his Dark Tower world should explain why this bestselling author has finally been recognized for his contribution to the contemporary literary canon. With the conclusion of this tale, ostensibly the last published work of his career, King has certainly reached the top of his game. And as for who or what resides at the top of the tower...The many readers dying to know will have to start at the beginning and work their way up.
  • “An absorbing, constantly surprising novel filled with true narrative magic, a fitting capstone to a uniquely American epic.” 

    Washington Post

  • “This philosophical exploration of free will and destiny may surprise those who have viewed King as a prolific pop-fiction dispenser. But a closer look at the brilliant complexity of his Dark Tower world should explain why this bestselling author has finally been recognized for his contribution to the contemporary literary canon. With the conclusion of this tale…King has certainly reached the top of his game.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The tension in the Dark Tower series has built steadily from the beginning and, like in the best of King's novels, explodes into a violent, heart-tugging climax.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2005British Fantasy Award
  • A 2004Bram Stoker Award Nominee
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 s. Carpenter | 9/26/2016

    " Best Stephen King ending yet! Don't start with this one. Start with "The Gunslinger". "

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

    " The Dark Tower, written by Stephen King and narrated by George Guidall is the last 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. The ending is a complete surprise and absolutely perfect! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Boyd | 2/10/2014

    " I can't believe it's over! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/7/2014

    " Flag, really? After all of that? Disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bynsky | 2/4/2014

    " Reading this series to the end still make my eyes water. The emotions that the characters feel towards eachother after this much time and experience together is very strong. I recall the first time reading it I was angry with the author for the ending, but every reading since I've enjoyed it more and more. A perfect ending to Stephen King's epic story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi Meyerowitz | 1/29/2014

    " These books are just crazy! It's so complicated to decide how I feel about them. It took me awhile to get into them. But by the middle i was already invested in the characters, by the end i was crying for certain things, and was able to actually really understand the language. The ending was interesting, and a little fucked up. but i do feel like it made sense for this story. I don't think i would ever read this series again.. at least not for a LONG time. But overall I am happy with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Parker | 1/27/2014

    " At first I was dissapointed with the ending, but the longer it's been since I read it the more I have come to appreciate it and realise it couldn't have been done any other way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 1/22/2014

    " !!!!I can't even begin to say how much I liked this book!A really beautiful ending, heartbreaking and dark with glimpses of hope and light.This was the perfect ending in my opinion and it left me flabbergasted.I keep wondering if Roland will finally make it to the real essence of the tower.Or it is not simply his ka? I am sure someday he will find true salvation.At this point I feel like Suzanne betrayed Roland and the spirit of ka-tet when she decided to leave Roland to finish his journey alone.While the other members of the ka-tet were true to their goal and gave their lives to it she just abandoned the cause.I am a little pissed-of!On the other hand the chapter Suzanne in New York was really touching and romantic.After having completed the series I am a little sad that this journey has ended but I am glad I have made it and enjoyed it.Respects to Sai King!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooks Houser | 1/20/2014

    " I just now finished this breathtakingly epic series and I leave it with nothing but respect. The ending and the tragic message that goes along with it is undoubtedly one of the worst human conditions... rushing through every day, blindly, towards some end goal and then when it is reached the entire journey is forgotten. The best part of this epic literary piece of genius is that he made us love and hate and cry along with and be angry at and root for so many different wonderful characters. That is what I wanted out of this series all along. the journey. The people hating the ending want that finale that eclipses all else... and what exactly is that... Roland's death in an epic battle? Everyone returning from the grave to be a big happy ka-tet again? There was no other way around this story than self examination.... if you need some orgasmic ending that bad than you are exactly what the message of this series is referring to. Just appreciate it. Be engrossed, enthralled, in love with every moment of the lives of some of the best characters ever created. Hats off to you Sai King.... you most certainly are Gan to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/20/2014

    " Who cries while reading a book? This chick right here. This has NEVER happened to me before! I feel as though I have been on a great journey. I highly recommend these books, they don't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 1/11/2014

    " What - no six star option?! Best ending to a series of books I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen McGuirl | 1/4/2014

    " Not one of my favorites. To much wizardry for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 12/13/2013

    " As in book 6, some of the material is unnecessary or irritating, but there are also countless stunning and perfectly crafted moments. In the end, King manages to bring it all together into as much of a close as you can hope for in a series with such a rambling and epic scope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Thrift | 12/11/2013

    " Stephen King is a dirty bastard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danni | 11/22/2013

    " loved this book dont know why it took me sooo long to pick it up and read !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 11/8/2013

    " I enjoyed it. It was a fitting finale, and all the signs were already there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Rydeen | 6/22/2013

    " An interesting ending to a great series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Aronoff | 6/2/2013

    " Wow. King's Magnum Opus indeed. Now i have to go an read all of his other books that tie into it somehow. I love how he made himself a character. Good thing Roland and Jake saved his life in that accident he had so he could finish the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 5/17/2013

    " Book ended up making me angry, I should have just put it down when I was give the chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Dixson | 2/11/2013

    " I actually liked the ending of this series. This last one made up for the previous two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 1/22/2013

    " Five stars for the series. Well worth the reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 11/15/2012

    " It was a long journey, but the Dark Tower was finally reached. Lots of surprises and loss and not the happily ever after ending you would've wanted, but you pretty much figured you were never going to get one of those, with Roland his is ka-tet. After 20+ years, I can finally put this story to rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Bault | 8/10/2012

    " this ending was pretty incredible and completely satisfying but also heartbreaking. One character's death in particular really got to me. I'm still pretty sad about it a day after finishing it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Byard | 7/18/2012

    " The end of an amazing series. One of the best I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianna | 6/11/2012

    " I know that all SK's books are strange... but this series...well all I can say is that Ka is a wheel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Santosh Seshadri | 6/2/2012

    " Amazing End to a great Saga.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 1/6/2012

    " Always awesome when the last book of a series makes you want to start at the beginning all over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tennille | 6/23/2011

    " I absolutely LOVED this whole series!! It took me 2yrs to read them all, I recently just finished and thought the ending was AMAZING. There truely wasn't any other ending better. It made me want to start reading all over again.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/21/2011

    " Interesting story. Like the whole concept of a character being established and then going into a time or place in which he is not from and being auckward, but yet having great skills and knowledge to contribute to that era. Nice story. Was not predictable in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 5/16/2011

    " Really liked this one! I wasn't too crazy about the Gunslinger and only moved to the second book as I have finally managed to collect all seven books via book sales, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 5/15/2011

    " Better than the introductory Gunslinger, has volume (2) really got me into this Dark Tower series.
    Cannot wait to read the next volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesper Hauge | 5/13/2011

    " 2nd in Stephen Kings epic saga. It's starting to pick up and draw together, and I'm better entertained and moved than I was by #1. Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 5/9/2011

    " A great follow-up to Stephen King's the gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three throws its super-heroic antihero through the ringer, opening with a mutilation and ending with a character death, this is a gritty, mind-bending and wholly riveting western-fantasy adventure. "

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

    " Weird Time travel through doors that stand on the beach lobsters that ate the heroes hand. The hero is now one handed. That is definitely disappointing that the hero is already disabled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 5/3/2011

    " The first half of the book was slow and took some pushing though but then it picked up and wasn't too bad, a step in the right direction over the last book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 4/26/2011

    " This one was pretty good. I loved the black woman in here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tjoel2 | 4/26/2011

    " Re-read for the second time April 2011 "

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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.