The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the Dark Tower. Roland's band of pilgrims remains united, though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth. Terrified of what may happen, Jake, Father Callahan, and Oy follow. Roland and Eddie are in Maine, looking for the site which will lead them to Susannah. As he finally closes in on the tower, Roland's every step is shadowed by a terrible and sinister creation. And finally, he realises, he may have to walk the last dark strait alone.
You've come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower.
©2004 Stephen King (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
This is a very good story well worth listening too
It's a good mix of sifi and adventure
Rolan who else
The story keeps you coming back for more
If you are a King fan, and I assume you are, this is for you. With references to his other works, this tale is as complicated as you'd expect and pulls you into his unbelievably detailed (mid) world.
This conclusion is, in almost equal measure, perfect & heartbreaking.
Long Days and Pleasant Nights to you all, and may we meet, one day, in the clearing at the end of The Path.
Yes, I would listen to the entire series again. The reader has the most perfect voice for this type of book, he plays the characters perfectly and allows you to get lost in the story.
The Dark Tower series is on par with J.R.Tolkien's Lord of The Rings. It is the story of a great quest, a quest to end or save the world. Every character breathes life into the story leaving you wanting more. Definitely cannot put these books down.
I think George's voice for Suzannah is the funniest, he does it well but its still funny to hear him talking as a southern madam.
Cry AND Laugh! This book is what it feels like to be bi-polar. One moment you're in stiches, the next you're a blubbering mess! I don't want to give too much away but, it will definitely pull at your heart strings one way or another.
Stephen King is one of the best writers ever to grace this earth. I would recommend this book if you are a lover of fantasy, horror or science fiction. It has so many elements that it would be impossible to not please every reader out there.
I am not usually a Steven King reader.... BUT!!! This epic tale, has proven that Sy King is up there with Tolkien, Martin et al of the serious epic tale spinners! I've laughed, I've shouted in fear anger and pure hate at some characters and I've bawled my eyes out, especially in this 7th book! I loved the manner of speech too, so much more elegant! Keep writing Sy King, I wish this tale hadn't ended!
I thought it A fitting end to a story I have been following for over 30 years. Thank kaa. Long days and pleasant nights
my favourite in the DT series, brilliant reading definitely recommend for any Stephen king fan
"Satisfying end to the saga"
It's amazing how much the author fits in to this final instalment of the Dark Tower saga. We have some sad goodbyes, some surprise introductions and a very satisfying finish to a story of the ages.
"Major Disappointment - Series a Let Down"
The seventh book in the series was disjointed and a major disappointment as far as wind up is concerned. Not really expecting a happy ending but something a bit more than the old cliche of "walking off into the sunset". Even the author, storyteller or Stephen King character seemed to express his wish that the thing would just plain end. In fact I perceived an attitude of contempt from him for the story and the reader alike.
I stuck with this series for two reasons. One - I owed some loyalty to Stephen King because I have enjoyed his work previously and he has stated that this was his major work. Two I invested in the complete series at a time when Audible had a sale on book series.
The trend of the series, in my opinion, can be noted from my previous reviews.
1 - Stick With It - Believe in Stephen King
2 - So Glad I Stuck Around
3 - Wanted to Stop but Could Not
4 - Disappointing Detour
5 - I don't get it
6 - This from a fan of Mr King - WHY?
7 - Major Disappointment
I feel very sorry for Stephen King if he considers this to be his "magnum opus". Where to from here? I thought he was much better than this load of tripe he has given us. I have been a huge fan for such a long time and I was expecting so much more from him.
There were of course some excellent parts mostly to do with King's craftsmanship with words, however, the whole series was disjointed and overblown. More than 135 hours of listening (not including the pitiful narration of "The Wind Through the Keyhole") could easily have been reduced by half.
Continuity was exceptionally poor. Involvement of characters was a mish mash of contrived entries and exits, seemingly because the author was bored with his people and couldn't think of anything else. The villains were insipid and the final confrontation a super anticlimax. The storyline had no real structure and can be perceived as if the author was questioning himself while writing, "What else can I squeeze in, have I got enough science fiction, do I need more horror?"
I'm sure Mr King will reap the benefits of this series and that there are lots of die hard fans out there who will disagree with my opinions however I would recommend anyone read all the stories in the original novels e.g. Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Talisman, Insomnia etc. etc. but definitely not the Dark Tower Series which has tried to incorporate them all and is a major disappointment.
The best things about this series are the narrations by Frank Muller and George Guidall and the character OY.
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