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. And 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.