Trade Ed. Penguin Audiobooks 1997
CD ISBN 978-0-1428-0040-9 $59.95 Twenty-three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Frank Muller performs the epic of Roland of Gilead and his friends as they continue their search for the elusive Dark Tower. His reading marks the first in the audio series not performed by King himself. Muller gives us all the gritty vocalizations and subtle intonations of the author’s reading, and more. The witch Rhea cackles and creaks with creepy conviction. Roland goes from his forties to his teens and back again, with total realism in the aging and pacing of his voice. Eddie Dean of New York blurts his oily Brooklyn street speech with shocking clarity and consistency, and ’Detta Walker converses in the fluent Ebonics of the ’60’s. King’s intricate plot twists take the audience in and out of worlds and times, each of which calls for variations of dialect and several social classes. Muller rises to the challenge. R.P.L. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 98]
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