Product Description Fourth in the Epic Dark Tower Series… Wizard and Glass
In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scope—crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, ’Salem’s Lot, and other familiar King haunts—the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.
And the Tower awaits....
Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace…
Frank Muller, the recognized virtuoso of audiobook narration (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), takes on Stephen King's Goliath tale of sorcerers, time travelers, and sci-fi love. Totaling more than 27 hours and spanning 18 cassettes, Wizard and Glass requires the listener to love Muller's Hannibal Lecter-like voice--either that or suffer in audio hell for the equivalent of three full working days. While some might find his breathy staccatos irritating at best, others will find his voice the perfect accompaniment to King's creepy characters and nightmarish plots. (Running time: 27 hours, 18 cassettes)
Sam (USA: PA) (2009/04/11): I made it to page 226 (of 699) and couldn't take it anymore. It goes from the exciting conclusion of book 3's cliffhanger ending to a boring love story in Roland's past. Fearing the worst, I checked reviews on Amazon and the love story goes on for over 500 pages (and that the events have little/nothing to do with the Dark Tower story!!). It's just not possible for me to continue reading. I really enjoy the adventures of Eddie, Susannah, Jake and Oy. I simply don't care about Roland's past. I gave it a shot, but my journey with to the Dark Tower ends here.