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The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands | [Stephen King]

The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. A blend of riveting action and powerful drama, The Waste Lands leaves listeners breathlessly awaiting the next chapter.
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In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. A blend of riveting action and powerful drama, The Waste Lands leaves listeners breathlessly awaiting the next chapter.

©1991 Stephen King (P)2003 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Martin Inerness, United Kingdom 27/08/2012
    Martin Inerness, United Kingdom 27/08/2012 Member Since 2008

    Self employed Architect. Listen whilst working and every night. Love sci fi, post Apocalypse, comedy, fantasy, historical & horror.

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    "Ok.. Now I love this Narrator"

    Well, I reviewed book 2 and was at that point a bit peeved that the Narrator had changed from Book one. I thought it was the narrator I didnt like, but I was wrong - it was infact my pet hate that narrator changed in a book series and nothing else. I find that I now love this narrator and cant imagine the characters having been any other way. A bit of google searching reveals that unfortunately Frank Muller was unable to complete this series after being in an accident and that is the reason for the alternating narrators. Both are excellent, I am sure it will jar again when Frank Muller is no longer reading but I am sure it will become as enjoyable again very shortly afterwards. I am very glad that book one has the "new" narrator as I will have heard his voice already when the change comes again. The Story is utterly superb as is the narration, I had no idea that I was listening to and giving a bad review of a narrator who was considered amongst the best, after many hours listening to this Narrator I can now see why he was chosen to read these books and it is a real shame that he has since passed away and will never complete the set.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Northampton, United Kingdom 04/11/2012
    Craig Northampton, United Kingdom 04/11/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Pretty good"

    Not as good as the second book in the series but better than the first. Left on a real cliff-hanger, which must have been maddening for anyone reading them as they were published, but fine as I was able to move right onto book four.

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    Sarah GLASGOW, United Kingdom 23/07/2012
    Sarah GLASGOW, United Kingdom 23/07/2012 Member Since 2009
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    "Enter the Ka-tet"

    Jake arrives after his ill-fated appearance in Book One. The Ka-tet is now complete along with a cute wee badger/raccoon/dog mix called Oy. They travel through the Waste Lands looking for a monorail to speed them towards the tower.

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    30/07/12
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    "Frank Muller is the voice of Roland."
    Where does The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very High, dark tower series started me off on Audio books & the late Frank Muller is my favourite narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roland, tough gunslinger character, very similar to David Gemmells Jerusalem man (aka Jon Shannow). Read superbly by Muller. Even Stephen King said he would listen to Mullers reading to get in the atmosphere to write the next dark tower novel.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to many of his performances and all are good, but in my opinion this is his best.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just love the world and characters he has created, so strange & disturbing. Have read and listened to the whole series, and without a doubt prefer listening because Muller takes you right into the world with his powerful performance.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sivitrii
    Zillmere, Australia
    01/09/14
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    "Brings it all together"

    This, the third book in the Dark Tower saga, really brings the ka-tet together and sets them on their path. It has some very dark concepts and unpleasant sections both because it deals with negative emotions, war, assault, abandonment etc and also because it shows weaknesses in each of the characters. It ends on a heck of a 'To be Continued' which feels quite frankly cheap, but I'm one of the fortunate ones that had the next book loaded and ready to go !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    Ocean Grove, Australia
    04/06/13
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    "Wanted to Stop but Could Not"

    Frank Muller seemed to take perverse pleasure in extending each horrific second and left me breathless. Fabulous, thoughtful narration.

    The characters are more 3 dimensional with each becoming more aware of their roll in the quest. This book in the series is a page turner with plots and scenarios evolving and a cliffhanger ending.

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