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.
WOW!! Loved every book in this series. Tried to read the gunslinger many,many years ago and thought it wasn't for me, even though I am a big KIng fan.
So glad I listened on audio I was enthralled by Roland, Eddie, jake , Suzzanah and Oy's adventure. Was very sad when it ended. and what an ending, was not expecting that !!!
Would highly recomend. Happy listening.
After Stephen King's accident did he get soul swapped for a really awful writer? I can't believe that a series that started so amazingly can end so terribly.
The last three books have been torture to read (in particular the dark tower took me three years to finally get through it), and I only finished hoping there would be a satisfying end (which I might add there wasn't). It's not so much how it ended that was bad - with further thought on the ending I can actually appreciate it - but what bugged me was all the garbage I had to get through to get there.
In the last three books all you find out about is Stephen King's accident (yes he wrote himself into the book) and a whole lot of random nonsensical words and phrases that made me wonder if he was on drugs while he was finishing the series! I think he stopped writing the series because he ran out of ideas after book four even though he knew how he wanted the series to end, and just because he finished it doesn't actually mean he found any ideas either... He just filled the space with random stuff that didn't actually matter.
So yet again I find I am disappointed by how a long series ends. Note to self: only read series that are complete, and where the author doesn't take a break from the series, else too much room to change into something awful.
I have also removed all other Stephen King books from my "to-read" list! (Yes this was just that bad!)
The tower is finally within reach and the ka-tet have been through such a journey. I can't really say more without spoilers. So you'll just have to accept that it was a great listen, but minus a star for feeling slightly shortchanged at the reveal.
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