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The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: George Guidall

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2003

Duration: 25 hours 52 minutes


Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland's world; and Oy, the Billy Bumbler.

In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town the rocky ground rises towards the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.

As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.


  • Marv S.

    This is my second time through the series. I have never before read any book let alone an entire series. It is much, much better the second time though. I could not believe how much I missed or did not connect the first time.

  • Anonymous

    Great book. Great series.

  • Ed G

    Good continuation of the series. Still some parts are King drunk and blathering on.

  • Jamieson B

    Great listen. Amazing story, and the narration is really good.

  • S Mauws

    Excellent! Sorry to hear about Frank Muller's passing. George Guidall has been a favorite of mine

  • N French

    Amazing story. I cannot for the life of me figure out how Stephen King writes such fantastically intertwined stories, using his old writings with his new. Blows my mind.

  • Nicolas V

    Half way through this long and engrossing series the really great narrator who does the first four books dies. The new guy is ok but without the nuance or vividness of the previous.

  • Jacob Brown

    Great series. I prefer the voices portrayed by Frank Muller.

  • Craig Temczuk

    I'm a big fan of the tower series, as I am of all of Kings books. The book will not let you down. He is a craftsman at character development, as much as a story teller. This is an excellent choice. I would recommend reading these in order and I highly recommend this book.

  • Katherine Koch

    *This Review Contains Spoilers* If you're thinking about downloading this book, then please do so. All of the profits go to a foundation for Frank Muller who you'll notice did not record this audio book. Apparently it was due to a terrible motorcycle accident that ended his career as a recording artist. The foundation serves to help those freelance artists who end up in similar hardships and Frank. If you're a Stephen King fan and an audio book fan, then I'm sure you're also a Frank Muller fan. He describes the Haven Foundation at the end of the recording. As for the book, it is fantastic and I really enjoy the audio version as I think he's a great voice for Roland and the gunslinger world. I very much enjoyed every bit of this book and the adventure the ka tet goes on in the Calla. It also brings in other worlds, other books, that true fans can appreciate. I'm so excited to continue this series that I downloaded the next book before I even wrote this review. So far, this story is my favorite out of the series. I can't wait to see if the rest of the series beats it!