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Author: Stephen King Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Dark Tower Series Release Date: January 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508217411

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.

“An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.

A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” The Gunslinger is “a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center” (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is “brilliant and fresh…and will leave you panting for more” (Booklist).

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this read and can't wait to read the others in this series. "

    - Suzette, 2/26/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Gunslinger was an exciting, but very dark and dreamlike story that was a bit confusing to keep up with sometimes but ultimately made for a great read (or listen). I'm looking forward to reading more in the series. Very well narrated, too. "

    - FD, 5/29/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Dark Tower series is one of my favourite series. Listening to George Guidall narrate this book really brought it to life for me. His tone and pitch for the voices of the characters really felt true. "

    - April, 9/29/2017
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wasn't happy with it for stephen king but it was interesting. Very different from what he usually writes. but then you when you get Dark Tower II. and the story gets much better. "

    - janet lee, 8/19/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read the Dark Tower series when they originally came out and The Gunslinger was my least favorite of all of them. The first time I read it, I thought it was a little slow, but the other books were amazing. This time though, I didn't think it was slow at all and I really enjoyed it. It's a good beginning and makes you want to spend more time in Roland's world "

    - Terri, 6/5/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Thanks best way to listen cause I m a driver. And it makes it so much easier than having to stare at pages. "

    - Layne, 3/1/2017
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I started on the book. It is as boring as I have done. It makes no sense. I read half of the book and slept most of the time. No action and jumps around. The voice is slow and not very interesting. "

    - Jay B., 2/22/2017
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Narration Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Story Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not impressed. When I was younger, the book held a special place in me, but nowadays, it is lackluster, and whatever place held is gone. I love King, but I think the guy should stick to horror. I do intend on seeing the film adaptation but mostly for the cast. "

    - Kajuncider, 5/28/2016
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this twice, back to back. I absolutely love this book and I can't wait to fond out what happens "

    - les, 4/14/2016
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book. A little confusing at times but well worth it. "

    - Leslie, 3/30/2016
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " ive loved this series since i stumbled across it in my teens. and now i get to enjoy the whole audio series as im driving down the road.relating to the emotions of eddie,roland and jake all over again! "

    - hans, 2/12/2016
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was good - I'm re-reading the series so I know it will get better - "

    - Linn, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A bit hard to get started but the journey is well worth it when you get to the last book. I'd probably suggest only if you're a King fan. "

    - Naomi, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It is strange and difficult book... "

    - Nikolai, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The introduction to the Dark Tower saga. It's not very much like the rest of the series, and told the story in a strange tone. However, it was definitely engaging enough to make me read the rest of the series, which I enjoyed greatly "

    - Dan, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the first book I read of Stephen King's. I'm not sure what he does but he is genius when it comes to writing. "

    - Jennifer, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Let me start out with I love this series!! This is the first in the Dark Tower books, and essentially an introduction to the main character. It's a short read that sets the hook for a phenomenal series of books. "

    - Mike, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The beginning of the book is amazing and the rest kind of introduces Roland and the Man in Black. This series is awesome from books 2-4...the rest are all decent "

    - David, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Interesting, even though it's a bit slow. Once you realize that it belongs to the other books as one, it makes more sense. It seems that you basically HAVE to read all of them! "

    - Ryan, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Although I thought the story was really unique and interesting, there were several parts where I was just confused and wondered what I was missing. Hopefully it becomes clearer as I continue with the series! "

    - ~Sara~, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the greatest first lines in any book I have ever read. Begins a story that is impossible to stop thinking about. By itself it is an amazing work, although some of the later books lose a little of the magic of the first, The Gunslinger will always have a place on my favorites list. "

    - Bret, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It starts out a little dry, but if you stick to it you find it's the perfect beginning to an amazing series! "

    - Briana, 5/12/2011

About the Author

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. 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, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.