The Dark Tower

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455 ratings

The Dark Tower I Publisher's Summary

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

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his 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 frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

©1993, 2003 Stephen King (P)2003 Penguin Audio and Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Dark Tower I

    • The Dark Tower, Book 1
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 283

    In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his 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 frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ate up all my time

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-05

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Tower II

    • The Drawing of the Three
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 227

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, poor sound quality

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-04

    Price: CDN$ 30.00

  • Book 3

    • The Dark Tower III

    • The Waste Lands
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 223

    In this third volume, several months have passed, and 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 while battling The Pusher in 1977 New York, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't let go

    • By Ned Currie on 2019-03-12

    Price: CDN$ 37.50

  • Book 4

    • The Dark Tower IV

    • Wizard and Glass
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 200

    In this fourth volume, Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake 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, Roland recounts a story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of the series so far!

    • By Craig Laporte on 2017-11-22

    Price: CDN$ 50.00

  • Book 4.5

    • The Wind Through the Keyhole

    • The Dark Tower
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Stephen King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • King needs to let real narrators narrate.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-14

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

  • Book 5

    • Wolves of the Calla

    • Dark Tower V
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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; and Oy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Tim Ramsay on 2019-06-18

    Price: CDN$ 79.30

  • Book 6

    • Song of Susannah

    • The Dark Tower VI
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor suz

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-28

    Price: CDN$ 56.37

  • Book 7

    • The Dark Tower

    • The Dark Tower VII
    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 152

    All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor quality of recording

    • By Willowmk on 2017-10-23

    Price: CDN$ 79.30