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Summary

Everyone in the kingdom talked about the King-in-waiting, Roland's elder son, Peter. And one man thought and planned and brooded on something else: how to make sure that Roland's younger son, Thomas, should be crowned King instead. The King is dead, murdered by an unusual poison. While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg, the King's magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots.

Soon the King's elder son, Peter, is imprisoned in the needle, the top of a high tower, for his father's murder. And Thomas inherits the throne. Only Peter knows the truth of his innocence, and the true evil that is Flagg. Only Peter can save Delain from the horror the magician has in store. He has a plan, but it is rife with danger. And if he fails, he won't get a second chance….

A captivating tale of heroic adventure, of dragons and princes, of mysterious mice and men from the pen of the master storyteller.

©1987 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks

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what a story !

one of my absolute favourite books enjoyed it from start to finish read the book 5,6,7 times and I am going to listen to this again and again in narrative is fantastic and makes you feel like you're part of the characters highly recommend

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A fairy tale for grown-ups.

Brilliant.... The best audio book I have listened to. I actually read The Eyes of the Dragon years ago when it was first published and though my memory of the story had faded over time I nevertheless remembered it as being a compelling story. So, seeing it appear on Audible, I decided to give it another "read". Bronson Pinchot's narration is one of the best I've heard. He reads with a theatrical ability that adds depth to the characters and atmosphere to this dark tale of injustice and wizardry, all but turning it into a dramatisation. I shall be keeping my eye out for books specifically narrated by Bronson Pinchot from now on.
King's story-telling is legendary, as anyone who has read The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Tower, The Stand, to name but a few, will tell you. Though this is a break away from King's usual subject matter and more of a fantasy (think Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin) he manages to spin a yarn as believable as Shawshank. Not just for fans of Stephen King, but anyone who enjoys fantasy tales with a mix of tension and suspense. Utter brilliance all round. Get it.

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One of my favourite books.

This is one of my favourite books and this Audible version is amazing. The performance is fantastic. I highly recommend this book.

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I loved this narrator

I really loved this book... the story kept me gripped until the end. To begin with I thought the narrator was really boring with a monotonous voice ... until I jumped out of my skin when he changed in to the voice of Flagg or one of the parrots. Amazing

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A great read to delight all

This is my desert island book, to reread time and time again. Great plot, characters to love and hate, a cute dog and set before modern times. The narrator seems to understand the reader, the writer and the players alike.

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Highly enjoyable fairy tale

Very easy listen, great narration and he gives Fly, the baddie in the tale a very sinister edge.
Highly recommend

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Fantastic fantasy

Outstanding book. A fan of the author yet I missed this story until now. I really enjoyed The Dark Tower series and although this is not part of it, it is similar.
Narrator was good too, I could hear the characters and pace of the story extremely well.

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Stephen king at his best

I enjoyed this collaboration and the performance by the reader l recommend it to all

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Excellent

Enjoyed from the opening to the end. very entertaining and worth the time to listen.

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very well read enjoyed by me and my three kids

my husband also enjoyed this book and he normally hates my audio book choices. very good

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A Kingdom some opera story

the narrator voice is usually quite flat, spatial boring. Also lots of the voiced sound the same.