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4.00003765973652 out of 54.00003765973652 out of 54.00003765973652 out of 54.00003765973652 out of 54.00003765973652 out of 5 4.00 (70,898 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dark Tower Series Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781508217442
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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

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimk | 1/9/2014

    " Way, WAY too much of King's signature hokey dialogue. Never do an "urban" patois again, sir. I think you all know what I mean when I say, "urban." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Randall | 1/7/2014

    " Stephen King has the most amazing imagination. I really enjoyed the unique characters he came up with. The depth of the gunslingers character is amazing, I cant wait to hear more of his back story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/7/2014

    " Rivetting, dark, and full of suspense. I loved every minute of it. My only complaint is that Stephen King clearly didn't do his research when writing the woman with multiple personalities--he keeps incorrectly referring to her as "schizophrenic" and provides a rather unlikely scenario for her developing what would, at the time, have been correctly called "multiple personality disorder", as well as giving what feels like a very contrived cure for the woman's condition. Aside from that, though, I loved the book--and after all, it is a work of fantasy and so we should be willing to suspend our disbelief, even for the events that take place in our own world. I thought this book was much better than the first Dark Tower novel, which I found to be a little confusing and inaccessible for a book that didn't really seem to have anything to offer besides entertainment (not that there's anything wrong with entertainment). I loved all three of the major characters in this novel--the Clint-Eastwood-esque gunslinger who serves as protagonist, the heroin junkie Eddie Dean and the severely mentally ill political activist, Odetta Holmes. It's an action-packed romp with plenty of mystery, suspense, and character development, and I'm looking forward to Book 3 of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad Brown | 1/5/2014

    " The Drawing of the Three is my second favorite book in the Dark Tower series. In this book, King is at his finest at developing characters, and the reader feels a strong and personal connection with the characters Eddie, Susannah, and Jake as well as Roland. The reader also gets a stronger understanding of the possible sacrifices Roland is willing to make to reach the Dark Tower, previously alluded to in The Gunslinger. I remember the very first time I read this book and how the ending definately didn't turn out the way I was expecting it to end. This is one of the rare books where King's ending actually lives up to the anticipated climax of the story. The reader will definately not walk away from this one feeling let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/4/2014

    " You have to get through The Gunslinger, which isn't as strong as this book. This one made the series come alive for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 1/2/2014

    " I really like this series, but I don't understand why the beginning of each book is so boring. Hopefully the next book will be even better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 12/31/2013

    " Make it 3.5 stars. Interesting to see how the foreshadowing of the first book came through in this book. Created new interesting characters, especially liked how Mort was integrated into the story. Watch out for the lobstrosities. The end of the book is sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janne Uusitalo | 11/25/2013

    " Ja hyvin jatkuu, mukana olen ja kiinostuneena seuraan... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Torriann Christie | 11/8/2013

    " there will be a lot of drawing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 9/25/2013

    " Where the first book was a bit of a slog to get through, this one was incredibly engaging. I didn't want to put it down, and it was totally satisfying. I'm going to give myself a bit of time between finishing this and starting book three, but I'm definitely looking forward to the next part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea Heath | 7/16/2013

    " Liked this much better than the first. It's getting very good... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Rohwer | 2/9/2013

    " This is a great book in an awesome fantasy series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike M | 5/27/2012

    " Great book, can't wait to start the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Killilea | 12/6/2011

    " The Gunslinger was pretty good, but after reading the second in the series I think it may become an obsession. Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 12/1/2011

    " I don't know exactly what to think of these books so far.. A lot of exposition and not a lot of action. So far, a disappointing series from an otherwise outstanding author whom I love, so it hurts me to write! "

  • 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 4/25/2011

    " Wow, what a great follow-up to The Gunslinger. Without a doubt, I will read the rest of this series now. Great character development and time/perspective-changing devices. "

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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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.