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Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA.

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.

And the Tower is closer....

©1991 Stephen King (P)2003 Penguin Audiobooks

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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.

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Awesome again!

Another stellar performance from the author and narrator. Quickly becoming my favourite book series! Love it!

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Excellent

Loved it, audible have brought Roland's world to life once again. Stephen King is truly a master story teller and Frank Muller has such a dynamic and complementary reading style that between them they weave a magical spell that enthralls and captivates from beginning to end.

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One of my favourite story’s

I know a lot of die hard king fans aren’t exactly sold on the DT but it is truly one of my favourite books. I’ve read them all multiple times and why not ka is a wheel. First time listening to them and the narration is brilliant can’t recommend enough

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Masterful

Excellent third installment to The Dark Tower series.
The ending has left me craving more and thank goodness the series is complete now and I don't have to wait.

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excellent

1st book was hard going. second in the series very enjoyable. this one steps up even further. excellent narrator as usual. cant wait to start 4th!

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amazing

yet another amazing captivating novel by my favorite author. completely gripping from every event to event never a dull moment.

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Great series

these books are difficult to get into but well worth the effort. Great read

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Awesome!

Frank Muller brings the characters to life!
Amazing story, with an amazing narrator.
Can't wait for the next installment.

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just amazing

draws you in and makes you love each of the characters. my first steven king book and i cant put the series down.

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  • Tori
  • 30-07-12

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.

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  • CWM
  • 04-08-20

Just epic!

I'm so hooked on this. The story, the details, the intricacies and the characters are so real. I need more, MORE! Someone throw me some credits!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-19

a favourite author1a1aaqaaqqqq

excellent brings kings character's to life. I am a massive fan of king &can,t wait for next episode

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  • Graham William Mead
  • 12-08-17

Outstanding!

The narrator does supreme justice to this intriguing, masterfully crafted and truly original series. It is unusual not to bore of a narrator after 18hrs of listening and this itself is testament to the creative vocal genius of Frank Muller. The uniqueness of each character is delivered with uncanny consistency and utterly plausible designer voice.
I would thoroughly recommend this entire series.

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  • Mr Brian Scully
  • 29-05-17

Great

a harder one to get through than Drawing of the Three - simply not as much of a page turner for me past the first third - but still a great book.

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  • Christopher Tierney
  • 04-07-16

Brilliant performance

I struggled to stop listening. the story is the most interesting I've listened to in a long while.

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  • Megan
  • 15-12-15

Not wasted

Such a lot is answered in this story and such a lot remains. Who would have thought of psychotic machinery but Stephen King. By far The Dark Tower is his finest epic work and I look forward to reading the next instalment.

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  • Laura Elston
  • 11-03-15

Amazing

Great book, the characters are brilliantly written and act realistically as opposed to a Hollywood hero. I'm hooked.
The only issue is a strange delay on the voice that you can hear in gaps.

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  • Sivitrii
  • 01-09-14

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 !!!

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  • Lizzykafoops
  • 04-06-13

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.