The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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"An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King's most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake. Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," The Gunslinger is "a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center" (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is "brilliant and fresh...and will leave you panting for more" (Booklist).
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781508217435
Branch Call Number: eAudio overdrive
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Guidall, George
Overdrive, Inc

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JosephKelley
May 16, 2017

Get ready to join the world of Roland Deschain and the gunslingers. Great story! Be prepared to become addicted to the storyline!

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BipBippadotta
Dec 05, 2014

Great atmospheric story with real grit and memorable characters. Reader George Guidall does a fantastic job.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

I'd compare this book to a robust brandy; a slow paced story that's great to savor, but no good if your plans are to rush through and check another one off the list. The style and language are strong, and the characters are as realistic as they are varied.

sfoos May 23, 2013

Responding to Paisano, In my humble opinion this whole series is worth reading. I am a diehard King fan but will be the first to admit it's not for everyone. If you like Old West meets futuristic post apocalypse you'll love this book. If you only like King for horror I'd move on now. I listened to the whole series on audiobooks and would do it again in a second. When it doesn't seem to make sense remember that it took him something like 20 years to write the series. He probably didn't know for sure where the first book was heading either.

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