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The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass: (The Dark Tower #4)(Revised Edition)

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass: (The Dark Tower #4)(Revised Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen King
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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)

Wizard and Glass, the fourth episode in King's white-hot Dark Tower series, is a sci-fi/fantasy novel that contains a post-apocalyptic Western love story twice as long. It begins with the series' star, world-weary Roland, and his world-hopping posse (an ex-junkie, a child, a plucky woman in a wheelchair, and a talking dog-like pet named Oy the Bumbler) trapped aboard a runaway train. The train is a psychotic multiple personality that intends to commit suicide with them at 800 m.p.h.--unless Roland and pals can outwit it in a riddling contest. It's a great race, for the mind and pulse. Films should be this good. Then comes a 567- page flashback about Roland at age 14. It's a well-marbled but meaty tale. Roland and two teenage friends must rescue his first love from the dirty old drooling mayor of a post-apocalyptic cowboy town, thwart a civil war by blowing up oil tanks, and seize an all-seeing crystal ball from Rhea, a vampire witch. The love scenes are startlingly prominent and earthier than most romance novels (they kiss until blood trickles from her lip).

After an epic battle ending in a box canyon to end all box canyons, we're back with grizzled, grown-up Roland and the train-wreck survivors in a parallel world: Kansas in 1986, after a plague. The finale is a weird fantasy takeoff on The Wizard of Oz Some readers will feel that the latest novel in King's most ambitious series has too many pages--almost 800--but few will deny it's a page-turner.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1322 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 752 Seiten
  • Verlag: Signet; Auflage: Revised (7. Oktober 2003)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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"Carrie", "The Shining", "Misery" - es gibt wohl nur wenige Leser oder Kinogänger, die nicht zumindest eine dieser drei Horrorgeschichten von Stephen King kennen. Einen internationalen Bestseller nach dem anderen legt der 1947 in Maine geborene Autor vor. Und nicht wenige davon wurden auch erfolgreich verfilmt. So spektakulär die Geschichten sind, so bürgerlich klingt Kings Werdegang. Nach Schule, Universität und früher Heirat arbeitete er zunächst als Englischlehrer. Seiner Passion fürs Schreiben ging er abends und am Wochenende nach, bis ihm der Erfolg seiner ersten großen Geschichte, "Carrie", erlaubte, ausschließlich als Schriftsteller zu leben. Der Rest ist Legende. King hat drei Kinder und bereits mehrere Enkelkinder und lebt mit seiner Frau Tabitha in Maine und Florida.

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4.0 von 5 Sternen The story of Roland's past 5. Juli 2004
Wizard and Glass is a very different book compared to the first three of the Dark Tower series. Over 700 pages, our friends Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and Oy don't get much more than a few steps closer to their goal; the Dark Tower. Instead, the entire book is devoted to the story of Roland's first love; an experience that would mark him for the remainder of his life.
When Roland was 14 years old, he was sent away by his father together with Cuthbert and Alain, his two best Gunslinger friends. They were sent to the Barony of Mejis, where Roland meets Susan Delgado, a girl of 16, promised to another man. They fall in love and as always in stories of this kind, it leads to problems. Mejis is a small place where everybody knows everybody and seducing the gilly of the mayor is not an easy thing to hide from the public.
The world as Roland knows it is on the verge of a great war, and his home land, Gilead, will be crushed unless the three friends do something to stop the "Good Man"'s allies that live in Mejis. The allies' leader turns out to be a failed gunslinger also taught and trained by the people Roland and his friends know from their own gunslinger lessons back home. It will therefore not be an easy tasks to perform their self-appointed task of saving the world from the Good Man.
The story told in this book is told by Roland as his ka-tet rests on a cataclysmic version of the Kansas turnpike along the path of the Beam. It tells the readers (and his friends) why he has become the person he is. The love for and loss of Susan left great holes within and contributed to the hard and impenetrable gunslinger we know him to be.
Wizard and Glass ends with a huge confession from Roland's part and his past that matters to the readers of the Dark Tower has now been told.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen wonderful journey to Roland's world 26. Dezember 2001
Von Ein Kunde
I've been reading King's books for a few years.And although I've read a lot of his works I'm still convinced that Wizard&Glass is his best-till now!It's kind of overwhelming reading it,page by page,word by word!He's able to take u into Roland's world.It`s kind of a fever-u cannot stop reading,doesn't matter how tired u are!Oh man,I'm german and reading King's stories in English 'cause I don't wanna lose that thrill of his words,of his world!He's a great writer-no,I'm sorry-he's the BEST!!!Do me-do yourself a great favour and read this story.Promised?It won't let go! Honestly,your Toby!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The best one yet. 22. Oktober 1998
Von RC
This was a perfectly beautiful book--the story was completely wonderful and gave much needed character development to the character this entire series is founded on, Roland of Gilead. I usually detest Stephen King and his entire genre of trash horror paperback novels, but the novels he writes that are not horror are strictly beautiful--a friend got me to read "Eyes of the Dragon" years ago, and then another friend started me on "The Gunslinger" knowing I hated Stephen King, and gloated when he caught me reading "The Drawing of the Three" and then got me "The Wastelands" from the library and lent me his copy of "Wizard and Glass." I recommend the series highly--Stephen King notes that each Dark Tower book takes several years to write, and that there are three more coming--this means that I will be nearly thirty by the time it is complete, and this is the only frustrating thing about the whole business--I wish my friend hadn't let me start until it was all done.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen You like/You hate it 30. Januar 1998
Von Ein Kunde
It isn't Faulkner, it isn't Twain, it isn't Tolkien, it isn't Lewis, it isn't L'Amour. It's King. And if there is ONE thing we KNOW about Stephen King, it is that we NEVER know quite what to expect. And so it was with the fourth installment of the Dark Tower series. We just weren't quite sure what to expect. Therefore, we aren't quite sure how to react. I liked this book. It didn't change my way of thinking or my way of life (hence-- no 10). But I found it to be a well crafted story set in a semi-western/sci-fi world. I liked the characters, the action (little though it was, which was fine) but most of all I liked the vividness of the imagery used. Now, that sounds artsy, and I'm not much of an artsy person, but King's use of words in this is amazing. The love story is compellingly romantic without seeming trivial. And then there is the sense of foreboding doom. Inevitably, we know that most of the characters will die (a la the Stand, et al) but that Roland lives and endures much pain. I think some people are wrong when they think this didn't shed any light on the main story (oh, yeah, that whole quest thing). If anything we can realize the importance of this Dark Tower (whatever and wherever it may be). If you dislike love stories and westerns, skip the middle 500 pages. I don't think King will mind. It seems to me that this series is more for him than it is for the reader. I'm right there with him cheering him on, whether he knows it or not. This is an excellent book. If you just want the quest, stick with the first 100 pages and the last 75 pages. That is the minimum requirement. If you do decide to read the middle part, don't just read-- experience it. It is the story that is willing to draw you in and make you a part of it. Be a part of it.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Ein Ausrutscher
Der vierte Band von Kings Dark Tower war der erste, der mich stellenweise wirklich gelangweilt hat. In diesem Band wird die atemlos spannende Handlung des dritten Bandes, die mit... Lesen Sie weiter...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen The worst of the Dark Tower Series
I could hardly wait for a new one to appear in the Dark Tower series. The Gunslinger is still one of my favorite books. Lesen Sie weiter...
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King's looks like he's falling into what many successful writers do: they don't push their writing as hard. But the power of Roland of Gilead's story won't allow him to ruin it. Lesen Sie weiter...
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When I started reading the Dark Tower series, I was really into it. It was awesome. Number I,II,III. Amazing. Then I get to Wizard and Glass. Lesen Sie weiter...
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What a satisfying book. My first impression was this is a long book. I was flipping through it to see how long the flashback would take, and was frankly-dismayed to find that it... Lesen Sie weiter...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen And the Dark Tower nears
I didn't know of this world. A beautiful world, slowly crumbling, moving on as Roland, son of Steven, last of the Gunslings had so many times put it. Lesen Sie weiter...
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