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4.22744186046512 out of 54.22744186046512 out of 54.22744186046512 out of 54.22744186046512 out of 54.22744186046512 out of 5 4.23 (43 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: 9781508217473
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The third volume in the #1 nationally bestselling Dark Tower Series, involving the enigmatic Roland (the last gunfighter) and his ongoing quest for the Dark Tower, is “Stephen King at his best” (School Library Journal).

Several months have passed since The Drawing of the Three, and in The Waste Lands, Roland’s two new tet-mates have become trained gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta’s two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who—in Roland’s world—has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness: the paradox of double memories. Roland, Susannah, and Eddie must draw Jake into Mid-World and then follow the Path of the Beam all the way to the Dark Tower. There are new evils…new dangers to threaten Roland’s little band in the devastated city of Lud and the surrounding wastelands, as well as horrific confrontations with Blaine the Mono, the piratical Gasher, and the frightening Tick-Tock Man.

The Dark Tower Series continues to show Stephen King as a master of his craft. What lands, what peoples has he visited that are so unreachable to us except in the pages of his incredible books? Now Roland’s strange odyssey continues. The Waste Lands follows The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three as the third volume in what may be the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 janet lee | 8/27/2017

    " Just finished this one and the thought and imagination that King puts into this is outstanding.He gives you everything to a T. And the three are now complete and back on the path. the narration is great. this is one you can"t stop especially near the end. But Roland keeps his promise and now its Blaine the pain "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Selina | 7/26/2017

    " I read the first 2 of the series a few years ago...movie is coming out and got this one to start the rest of the novels....a good listen and probably my favorite so far... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 honanveima | 6/1/2017

    " Loved this book "

  • 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 SweetDee73 | 3/9/2017

    " Wonderful narration that takes you right into the heart of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 les | 5/2/2016

    " Steven King keeps you on your toes and makes you keep reading! You become so attached to the characters that you can't put the book down! I love this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 hans | 2/12/2016

    " gotta love charlie the choo-choo/blain the pain. my favourite character in this part of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/19/2014

    " Now I have to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eslie | 2/18/2014

    " Good. Loved it and it is very sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Savage | 2/7/2014

    " I still remember Susan Delgado. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Brockmann | 2/6/2014

    " Great momentum in the Gunslinger series, and the "jelling" of the four traveling companions...I'll let you wonder about the evil, futuristic train. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JC | 2/2/2014

    " Took me forever to get through this one. Couldn't get into as much as I'd have liked, but still a fun series. I'm excited for the end already, but still a ways to go before that happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jānis | 1/21/2014

    " This epic journey is getting better and better. Cannot elaborate on that, gotta read the next book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 1/19/2014

    " I think these just get better at every turn. Blaine the pain was the coolest thing. This series is very original, intriguing, scary, and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trinity | 12/28/2013

    " I cannot wait to start the next book tomorrow and I feel DAMN lucky I got into this series later in life so I do not have to wait for the author to finish the book. Bravo to Justin and Regan on their Mother's Day gift - I have all of the books awaiting me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryann | 12/24/2013

    " The ending was well worth waiting for. NEXT PLEASE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Auger | 12/23/2013

    " I'm really beginning to comprehend the sheer scope of the Dark Tower series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 12/13/2013

    " Just as awesome as I remembered...and Blaine the Mono STILL scared the daylights out of me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/23/2013

    " Loved book 1. Book 2 was okay. Loved book 3. The Tick Tock Man and Blaine the train are my favorite parts of this story so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Morgan | 10/20/2013

    " Once again the third book in the series starts to get even better and to hook you more and more into the series. Well worth the read. If you make it through this book in the series then you will be hooked for the rest of them for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian | 9/21/2013

    " LOVE. that is all. oh and where is book 4! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Sykes | 9/14/2013

    " It was real good...yup. On to the next one.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alma | 7/25/2013

    " The four of them are traveling to the Dark Tower and the obstacles in their way to get there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 4/29/2013

    " I can review this book in one work: eh. It's hard to not continue reading a series once you have started it and even at points really, really enjoyed it but this was a bit of a struggle to get through, and there was no real reward aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Rush | 10/30/2012

    " These books just keep getting better! It's longer than the first two, but it moves. I got within the last 200 pages and I had a hard time putting it down! I just had to know what happened and how it ended! Can't wait to start Book 4, but am starting The Hunger Games next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Payok | 8/9/2012

    " This is easily the best of the Gunslinger books thus far. Stephen King is great with ideas but a weak writer, and the large amount of action (and small amount of development) really is his writing at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Murphy | 3/6/2012

    " Brilliant, heart wrenching and terrifying. The series gets better and better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 1/22/2012

    " It took a little while, but the action finally felt into place. I didn't want it to end. Can't wait to start the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nogro | 11/13/2011

    " Continuing in the same style of writing as the second book, it is no joke when they say King is a master storyteller. The books are just incredibly solid entertainment, and to me almost perfectly intersects the lines of popularity and true artistic merit. Also, a pretty cool cliffhanger-ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Mundier | 7/10/2011

    " This one was painful, but it picks up again...stick with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 5/21/2011

    " As someone reading the series, this book has been my least favorite one so far. I liked the last few hundred pages, but I found the book and story to be a bit drawn out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 5/18/2011

    " This book was the only one in the Dark Tower Series that was hard to get through. We had to buy the audio book to make it through.... HIGHLY recommend the entire series though- it's a really detailed saga! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tjoel2 | 5/10/2011

    " Re-read for the 2nd time, May 2011. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 5/8/2011

    " King starts to hit his stride in the third entry in the series and we really get an idea of what this universe is about.

    The peril is tangible and the weirdness ramped up, all with the shadow of the Dark Tower looming in the background. "

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

    " Better than II but too long and it left so much unexplained. More traveling with the gunslinger and now the other three. Post nuclear holocaust story. I liked the riddles and such. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/28/2011

    " So far this is a great series! The second book was my favorite one, although I still enjoyed this one. And yes Blaine is indeed a pain. :) I hope the following questions will be answered soon. What is the Dark Tower? Where are they and when are they, if the where is on Earth? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/27/2011

    " Definitely the best book in the series so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 4/26/2011

    " THis one was really sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/24/2011

    " I would give this novel a 3 1/2 mainly because it rides on the tails of The Drawing of the Three which is a much better novel. I enjoyed the book but it did not have the flavor of its predecessor. I am very anxious to start on the Wizard and Glass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 4/20/2011

    " Just....read it. You'll see it's worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holli | 4/14/2011

    " My favorite of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 4/6/2011

    " I was slightly disappointed with this book but it wasn't as bad as I was told it would be by a work colleague. "

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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 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. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.