In the second novel of King's best-selling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s, '70s, and '60s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And he confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort.
As the titanic forces gather, a savage struggle between underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspires to bring an end to Roland's quest for the Dark Tower....
Masterfully weaving dark fantasy and icy realism, The Drawing of the Three compulsively propels listeners toward the next chapter. And the Tower is closer.
©1987 Stephen King (P)1991 Penguin Audiobooks
I was totally absorbed in the first 3 hours of this book as Roland battles with hideous lobsters on the beach, and then came the door. Moments later he is on a plane inside the mind of the rooky kid Eddie Dean. Stephen King takes us on another supernatural roller coaster in this superb series of books charting the course of Roland and the Dark Tower.
Fantastic characterisation, vivid descriptions, great narration. King at his best. What more can you ask for really?
Mostly read Sc-fi and horror, favourite authors include; Robin Hobb, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchet, Dan Simmons and John Scalzi
I love these books, having read them all pretty much as they were published. The narrator of volume one was not great, but this guy is awful, he reads this like he is doing the trailer for a 1980s action movie, and he reads really fast, tiring to listen to :(
Roland wakes up on a beach, just as a mutant lobster slices some fingers off his right hand - his shooting hand. On crawling away from the tideline he sees three doors. Only Roland can go through these doors, and here he meets Eddie, a cocaine mule, Odetta, a schizophrenic civil rights campaigner and finally, a murdering accountant. How will these three strangers help Roland on his quest to reach the Dark Tower?
Self employed Architect. Listen whilst working and every night. Love sci fi, post Apocalypse, comedy, fantasy, historical & horror.
I admit that this is one of my real pet hates with Audiobooks that are a series when the Narrator changes between books. I have tried not to base my review on it being a new Narrator, rather just how I find listening to this Narrator in his own right. The book I give five stars, no question, Great story but I am sure the narration style would have grated with me equally in the first book. It is a pity that we only have the single rating option here as I would like to give the book 5* for plot but 3* for narration. I am trying to get used to it and ignore the times it grates as I really enjoy the story and this Narrator comes again in series. I am sure I can get used to it and its not so bad I would say it is a huge problem. I just cannot get the "movie trailer voice" style of Narration to sit well in my mind yet, but I am sure I can put up with it and it may not be so bad once I am used to it.
"So Glad I Stuck Around"
Fabulous characters, imaginative, dangerous creatures, excitement, sentiment, love, sadness - what more could you want.
The main character Roland had so few redeeming qualities and the storyline was so dismal in the first book of the series that I was unsure whether I could read a whole series.
In book two we are introduced to three new characters who are compellingly different to each other and prove the perfect compliment to Roland. We start to realise that he has many fascinating levels of complexity to his personality after a long history of experiences.
Although Mr King cites many influences for the series the storyline is original and exceptionally well told as only he is capable. The first book to me had the wordiness and pretention of a young writer. The second book is more like the Stephen King I know as the superior wordsmith and master storyteller.
The narrator for the first book was quite good however Frank Muller brings a more vivid interpretation of the convoluted characters.
"Interesting story and amazing characters"
Frank Muller is soooo good! He brings the characters alive! Wow the best narrater I have listened to as yet.
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