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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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Life of many colors and I hope it dissent finish

Life of many colors and I hope it doesnt finish here the forms should not take long to fill

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Tense much??!!

Loved it. Twists, turns, perfect pacing and captivating narration. Can't wait for the next one.

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So so frikken good!

This narration is beyond perfect. Having read the books as they came out in my younger years, now hearing them in continuous succession is an absolute treat while I paint and create. It's nothing but delicious excitement knowing I have so many more hours of Rolands journey still ahead of me read by this enthralling narrator..

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Brilliant as expected (but how is Cuthbert pronounced?)

The only downfall of the reading is the narrators inability to pronounce Cuthbert. Unless of course I am pronouncing it wrong. But still a fantastic story to listen too. On to the next book.....

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Things are speeding ahead

A great read that shows the excellence of Roland’s world, his companions and everything in it. The reading is fantastic, Frank’s voice carries mid world out of the pages and into imagination. Definitely recommend keeping on with the series.

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Great adventure

King’s overview says to him this story writes itself... to me the series was hard to get into but it is now really picking up pace. I found The Waste Lands thrilling and exciting at the same time. The characters are, as always, brilliant, especially King’s invention of Blane the Mono (Charlie the Choo Choo).

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A wild ride

A fantastic romp performed impeccably. Like part two I often struggled to keep up with the rapidly advancing and wildly original plot; this is however both a negative and positive.

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Go Roland

Loved it. Kept you reading from beginning to . Can not wait to read next one.

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epic book.

loved it. it's a different kind of story and narrated much better than the first. can't wait to listen to the rest.

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not like the book

just saw the movie after reading set sum 11yr,s ago. suk,d. Books as was is

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  • Tori
  • 30-07-2012

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
  • 04-08-2020

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
  • 01-05-2019

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
  • 12-08-2017

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
  • 29-05-2017

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
  • 04-07-2016

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
  • 15-12-2015

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
  • 11-03-2015

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
  • 01-09-2014

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
  • 04-06-2013

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.

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  • Martin
  • 27-08-2012

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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  • Steven M
  • 05-09-2016

Awesome again!

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

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  • Kevin
  • 02-09-2015

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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  • Ivanie
  • 14-12-2020

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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  • Mr A E Hall
  • 04-11-2020

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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  • Harriet
  • 06-10-2020

waste lands review

read for the first time, wow just wow. I've always lost interest in books but this has me hooked. so many emotions humour, anger, heart break. best so far ☺️

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  • Toadjuggler
  • 29-09-2020

Big Stephen King fan but...

I love Mr King, I've probably read more Stephen King than I have any other writer and his horror is the epitomy of what is possible in genre fiction. I've read or listened to every book he's written and as much of his short fiction (which I normally don't like) as I can lay my hands on. If asked to name my favourite ten novels I'd be shocked if five of them weren't Stephen King novels, and Pet Cemetery is the out and out scariest book I have ever had the (dis)pleasure of reading. I've been saving The Dark Tower series for some time and enjoyed books I and II thoroughly, both excellent. But this book is just boring. It drags on and on and on and on and nothing happens. Excellent recording, a very fine narrator but there is about two hundred pages of plot made into a five hundred page novel. Hoping book IV picks up a bit....

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  • Alexandra W.
  • 25-09-2020

in two minds

i have read this countless times before and listened to it three times, although this part of the story to me is boring it still draws me in and i have the need to listen.

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  • Hayley
  • 15-09-2020

hooked on this series!

this book is hard to follow without getting a bit lost, back and forth between the characters storyline's but still kept me hanging on right to the end.... and that is the truth..

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  • Kev
  • 20-07-2020

superb

fantastic story and narration only gutted theres only one more book remaining with this narrator

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