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The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

Narrated by: George Guidall
Series: The Dark Tower, Book 6
Length: 28 hrs and 49 mins
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The triumphant, gripping finale to Stephen King's magnificent, epic masterpiece.

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.

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.
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A Story Like No Other

Would you listen to The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower again? Why?

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.

What other book might you compare The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower to, and why?

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.

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favourite?

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.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Dark tower

Where does The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a very good story well worth listening too

What did you like best about this story?

It's a good mix of sifi and adventure

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favourite?

Rolan who else

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The story keeps you coming back for more

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Astonishing

This series is nothing short of astonishing. Read it now, for your fathers sake. Thankie.

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The Dark Tower

Fantastic story, gonna miss Roland and his Ka Tets. So sad to leave them, however Finders Keepers awaits. Xx

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excellent

As always Mr King delivers an excellent story and pushes your imagination to the wildest places

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Read it, I beg. Read it very well.

The series is a long slog, and not for the faint of heart, and at times it slows down hard. But within these pages, especially the last book, hides the best story I’ve ever read, from King or anyone else. It’s nothing shy of genius, and the narrators do it an incredible justice. It is difficult to choose highlights, there are so many, but Mordred and Father Callahan are something else. Simply brilliant.

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Great Ending for a Great Series!

I really do enjoy this series of books. This book, number 7, has always been one of my favourites. Although the narater (is that right?) changed between two different people, both read really well, but I thought Frank Muller was better at the different voices and accents needed for these book. It is hard to give any specific pros and cons as it could give away the story. Included at the end is Robert Browning's Child Rowland to the Dark Tower Came, the basis for the whole Dark Tower series.

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Loved the series from start to finish.

I'm gutted the series has come to an end. I strongly recommend the Dark Tower Series and listening to an audio book version has been great.

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thank you 😊 for the experience I had forgoten<br />

yes I loved it and am so glad to have had my memories of this wonderful seriess reawakened narration was perfect thank u once again 👍👀

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Stephen Kings Masterpiece.

A story within many stories, an epic journey that brings together many characters from the world of Stephen King, enjoy the journey skilfully narrated by George Guildall who manages to bring the characters to life, setting the pace and delivering superbly. A story that touches every emotion but be warned if you have already completed the series to date then you still have more marathons to complete.

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  • 17-05-18

Fitting conclussion to the series.

Got me thinking a lot after finishing. So sad it's over. Mayhap it isn't... Long days and pleasant nights.

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  • Linda Thackeray
  • 15-12-16

Heartbreakingly good.

A satisfying read. Fitting end for all. Still ends with the best closing line for the series.

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  • Avril
  • 27-03-16

At last

I thought it A fitting end to a story I have been following for over 30 years. Thank kaa. Long days and pleasant nights

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  • Lee Gardner
  • 18-06-15

love it

my favourite in the DT series, brilliant reading definitely recommend for any Stephen king fan

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  • Sivitrii
  • 01-09-14

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.

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  • Lizzykafoops
  • 09-06-13

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.

THE SERIES

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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  • Siri
  • 05-08-19

Not my cup of tea.

This year I have been challenged to only read fantasy, and I am sad to say this series was a hell to get through. I was okay white the tree first books. But after that it went downhill fast.