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  • 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 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book ruined by narration

  • By rosewart on 28-07-2016


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Reviewed: 07-12-2017

One of my favourites. The narration is solid but not perfect. Character voices are fair there's just some weird inflections/accentuations that make certain places fall flat or become confusing. The timing and emphasis is fundamental when you're reading King due to his style, and it feels like this needed better direction to make sure it was read correctly.

For a first time reader, some parts may be confusing. But being intimately familiar with this book, I was only disappointed with the performance a handful of times at most, and it wasn't enough to distract or spoil my enjoyment of the story.

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