The Dark Tower

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,604 ratings

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Summary

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 this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.

Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapter.

And the Tower is closer....

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  • Book 1

    • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,908

    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 this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tough going... But persevere through to book 2...

    • By Andrew on 28-10-16

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

    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 second novel of King's best-selling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Re visiting one of my favourite stories

    • By Heather on 06-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome again!

    • By Steven M on 05-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 27 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 924
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919

    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 fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's best-selling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't praise this series enough

    • By Michelle on 27-06-13

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 4.5

    • The Wind Through the Keyhole

    • A Dark Tower Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Stephen King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    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. For listeners new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Save it for last.

    • By William on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    The fifth novel in Stephen King's magnificent epic, one of the most popular series in publishing history. 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 fifth novel in King's best-selling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book, great series, narrator pretty good

    • By Jamie on 21-12-13

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 6

    • The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668

    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 pivotal sixth instalment in King's best-selling epic fantasy saga provides the key to the quest that defines Roland's life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • blandest book out of the series

    • By Bradley Coulson on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 7

    • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Story Like No Other

    • By Kay-Gee on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £22.99