The Dark Tower

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476 ratings

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Publisher's 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 638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 593

    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
    • dark enjoyment

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-08-2017

    Non-member price: $26.53

  • 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 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    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
    • Deeply compelling story, madly talented narrator.

    • By Leah on 23-01-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 3

    • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    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
    • Great adventure

    • By Mick Fleay on 19-11-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 4

    • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    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
    • great

    • By Hugh on 30-01-2015

    Non-member price: $35.90

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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
    • A nostalgic read for Dark Tower fans

    • By nanoboy on 30-04-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 5

    • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking

    • By Andrew on 30-10-2016

    Non-member price: $35.90

  • 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 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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
    • worst book in series

    • By Anonymous User on 29-11-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

  • Book 7

    • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 28 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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
    • Why would you do this?

    • By Cords Mortimer on 02-12-2015

    Non-member price: $35.90