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4.00006224841267 out of 54.00006224841267 out of 54.00006224841267 out of 54.00006224841267 out of 54.00006224841267 out of 5 4.00 (48,194 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:
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Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland's world; and Oy, the Billy Bumbler.

In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town the rocky ground rises towards the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.

As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Denver Post Brilliant in technique and ability...Feed your head! Now dig in, 'cause King's latest in this seven-course banquet...is a lip-smacking, brain-filling repast.
  • Bangor Daily News "The Dark Tower" is King's masterpiece....Wolves of the Calla succeeds as a standalone work.
  • Publishers Weekly The high suspense and extensive character development here...plus the enormity of King's ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his "Constant Readers" in awe.
  • Wolves of the Calla is one of the strongest entries yet in what will surely be a master storyteller’s magnum opus.”


  • The New York Times Book Review [A] hypnotic blend of suspense and sentimentality...sprawling, eventful tale of demons, monsters, narrow escapes and magic portals.
  • LOCUS Wolves of the Calla is one of the strongest entries yet in what will surely be a master storyteller's magnum opus.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle One gets the feeling that this colossal story means a lot to King, that he's telling it because he has to....he's giving "The Dark Tower" everything he's got.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer The man can spin a yarn, and a great one at that.
  • People The master of the macabre....[King] is still quite the entertainer
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement.
  • The Kansas City Star It works because King, despite his long resume, keeps insisting on surprising himself and, in so doing, surprising us.
  • “The high suspense and extensive character development here (especially concerning Jake's coming-of-age), plus the enormity of King’s ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his ‘Constant Readers’ in awe.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Fans will delight not only in King’s continued gleeful intertwining of multiple genres but perhaps most of all in the return of ’Salem’s Lot’s Father Callahan…an essential addition to any library’s King collection.”

    Library Journal

  • A 2003 Bram Stoker Award Nominee
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2004 Locus Award Nominee
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chap | 4/13/2016

    " The Wolves of the Calla, written by Stephen King and narrated by George Guidall is the fith 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. After completion of the fith book in the series the characters in the book have become well developed and at this point it is natural to have a favorite. Mine is Eddie Dean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bethany (chunkymonkey8) | 2/2/2014

    " This one is my favorite of the series thus far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roger | 1/28/2014

    " The fifth book in King's Dark Tower series sends the reader back to Roland's Midworld as he and the ka-tet strive to reach the dark land of Thunderclap and, hopefully, the Dark Tower. In a series that has shown a really interesting shift between genres, King surprises once again with a bizarre mixing of Old West gunfighter stories and post-apocalyptic sci-fi with influence from Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai". Continues to be a very interesting series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Irina Ursache | 1/24/2014

    " This seems to be the last book of the series where Stephen King actually made a clear-headed effort to describe the adventures of Roland and his ka-tet. Farther than this everything truly feels like fluff and borders on the brink of absurdity and lazy writing. I would honestly recommend that people stop at this book. "

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