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The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2012

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

For those discovering the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time-and for its legions of dedicated fans-an immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to the series. Beginning in 1974, gaining momentum in the 1980s and coming to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003-2004, the Dark Tower epic fantasy saga stands as Stephen King's most beguiling achievement. It has been the basis for a long-running Marvel comic series. Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole , King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World's last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man," Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. "A person's never too old for stories," he says to Bill. "Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them."  Sure to captivate the avid fans of the Dark Tower epic, this is an enchanting introduction to Roland's world and the power of Stephen King's storytelling magic. 

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  • Corey R

    Not bad but a decent story , Stephen King should stick to writing though

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  • steve l

    I like it

  • robery t

    I like it when Stephen reads. We get a better feel for how he intended for the story to be told, although other narrators have that story teller flair.

  • teema h

    I love when Stephen King reads his own work. They are always the most memorable.

  • Susie Fisher

    I would have liked an older and crustier narration Otherwise we were well met!!!...thankee

  • JONATAN FORTIT

    Oh my, how can It be posible!? In the beginning Stephen as a narrator was so disappointing. Then, in some moment, he starts to performe excellent some characters and turns to be very very very good. Haven't got to the end of the skinchanger tale tonhear older Roland again, the worst voice of all against the other Dark Tower audiobooks voices. However, must recognise that the very improving of the narrating caught me up deeply and is making me enjoy further more than I expected. The book content itsef, just magic and so explendid when it is written by Stephen. Paperread before, audioread now, hilarious fulfilling.

  • Rory Poulson

    So, it's like an off Broadway concept of Inception as told by pirates. Yar! I didn't hate it. Pretty interesting. I did not like Stephen King reading it though. That part was bad.

  • thomas alvi

    It's true, after listening to the previous DT books narrated by "professionals" (actors), King seems a lot less polished in his delivery. But as the story unfolds you forget all about it. He does *try* to do some alternate voices (the sheriff is very well done). He does improve as the book goes on, so don't let the initial shock of his somewhat monotone reading scare you off.

  • Traci Grimes

    I enjoyed this extra tidbit of Roland's story, but I have to say it was difficult to listen to with SK reading it. He did improve as the story went on but it seems as though writing is his forte, not reading.

  • Rick French

    I think King brings something special to this work. It was Kings reading of the Gunslinger that made me fall in love with this series.