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
"Worst narrator ever"
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 :(
"Supernatural duma chuck dida chick"
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?
"The Three Doors"
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?
"A new Narrator"
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.
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