Thursday, February 10, 2011

AudioBook of the Week: Stephen King’s The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower, Book 1 (revised & expanded)

For those of you who are interested, my audiobook of the week is Stephen King’s The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower, Book 1 (revised & expanded)

This is the first installment of Steven King's fantasy series, The Dark Tower, which follows the story

of the Gunslinger Roland, the equivalent of an Arthurian knight in the world King has created, and his quest to reach the Dark Tower in order to make the world right again.

This installment tells the story of Roland's search for a mysterious stranger who may be able to help Roland find the Dark Tower. It is lon

g on atmosphere and short on action. Therefore, fans of Steven King's horror works will find this book a distinct change of pace. However, the book will not disappoint you if you try it, especially if you are a fan of fantasy series such as the Lord of the Rings. Furthermore, you will find in later books that elements of King's horror world also exist in Roland's world, and therefore, to have a full understanding of King's horror villains, you have to read this series.

The Gunslinger offers several intriguing views of Roland's dying world. The book is not devoid of action; there is a dramatic shoot out for shadowy

reasons which one hopes will be better explained in the concluding volumes of the work. There is a lost child who provides the first direct evidence that Roland's world is connected to our own, and there is the introduction to Roland himself, a man who is capable of fantastic violence but still comes across as human and quite possibly kind (a fact which becomes more clear in later books). - Adam Shah

If you’d like a copy, please email me and I’ll send it to you.