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Wizard and Glass Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (56,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Penguin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dark Tower Series Release Date:
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Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Jake’s pet bumbler survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, they hear the atonal squalling of a thinny, a place where the fabric of existence has almost entirely worn away. 

While camping near the edge of the thinny, Roland tells his ka-tet a story about another thinny, one that he encountered when he was little more than a boy. Over the course of one long, magical night, Roland transports us to the Mid-World of long-ago—to a seaside town called Hambry, where Roland fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson, the harrier who—with a little help from a seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit—ignited Mid-World’s final war.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “King’s intricate plot twists take the audience in and out of worlds and times, each of which calls for variations of dialect and several social classes. Muller rises to the challenge.” 

    AudioFile

  • “King is the genre fiction writer’s genre fiction writer, and the action...here is...blazing—brightly.”

    Booklist

  • “[Listeners] will find [Frank Muller’s] voice the perfect accompaniment to King’s creepy characters and nightmarish plots.”

    Amazon.com editorial review (audio review)

  • “Frank Muller's reading of King’s fourth book...is effective in creating a suspenseful and fearful atmosphere...The writing is expectedly imaginative, the story line engrossing, and the characters vivid. The listener is carried along through alternating Western, urban, and futuristic settings...Recommended.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Scott Shipley | 2/3/2014

    " I have to find book V "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Tara | 1/25/2014

    " Couldn't finish it! The first book was boring. The second got interesting, the third was exciting, and the fourth is boring again... I can't read a roller-coaster! I'm sorry Mr. King! I love your books, but the books in this series are not included in that! =( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Haden | 1/23/2014

    " Finally...the series goes in a direction that I enjoy. This was a great back story...way more interested now in how the final 3 books will play out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by israelv | 1/20/2014

    " This is the best book in The Dark Tower series! I especially love the flashbacks to young Roland's adventures with his friends and his chance encounter with Susan. The flashbacks alone are worth the price of admission. "

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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.