The wind through the keyhole

by King, Stephen, 1947-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2012
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Mid-World's last gunslinger Roland Deschain hunts down a murderous shape-shifter. Finding the site of the creature's latest killing, Roland discovers a single surviving witness--a terrified boy named Bill Streeter--and calms him with a story from the Book of Eld.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* King's return to Mid-World, the alternate-reality setting of the seven-book Dark Tower saga, should gratify those who read the whole megillah, those who didn't, and those who never started it. It slots in between DT IV and V, Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla, and like the former, it's mostly an extended flashback to saga-hero Roland's early days as a gunslinger. Roland and his three companions must ride out a starkblast, a huge north wind that kills birds on the wing and topples whole forests with its polar breath. Roland whiles the wait away by recalling the time he had to eliminate a murderous shape-shifter ravaging a far-flung mining community. Relating that exploit entails telling an older story about a boy in a remote lumbertown whose dad is killed by a dragon, or so says his tree-cutting partner, who later convinces the boy's mother to marry him and resumes drinking. If Roland's youthful adventure is a better western-style exploit than Wizard and Glass and it is 11-year-old Tim Ross' quest for justice, which peaks during another starkblast, is the peer of such fantasy-adventure classics as Ruskin's The King of the Golden River, Macdonald's The Princess and the Goblin, and dare one say it? The Hobbit. This is King at his most beguiling and most literarily distinguished. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Master's return to a series fans have loved will bring readers into the library in droves.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "King returns to the Mid-World of his Dark Tower series in this gory but hopeful set of nested tales. As gunslinger Roland Deschain and his companions quest toward the Dark Tower, Roland tells a story of his early days as a gunslinger, hunting down a murderous shape-shifter on a rampage. Within that tale is a fairy tale Roland tells to a young boy about Tim, a very brave boy tricked into a dangerous quest by an evil man. Tim's adventure is pitch-perfect, capturing both the feel of Mid-World and the perilous nature of a fairy story. Its placement within the quest works beautifully, and it propels the story of the shape-shifter and the child who holds the key to its identity. Even those who aren't familiar with the series will find the conclusion both satisfying and moving. This gripping novel is sure to put King back on the bestseller lists. Agent: Chuck Verrill, Darhansoff & Verrill. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series King, Stephen, 1947- Dark tower (Recorded Books, Inc.)
Book 8 takes place between books 4 and 5 and is referred to as book 41/2
#1 - The Gunslinger
#2 - The Drawing of the three
#3 - The Waste lands
#4 - Wizard and glass
#5 - Wolves of the Calla
#6 - Song of Susannah
#7 - The Dark tower
#8 - The Wind through the keyhole
Subjects Roland (Fictitious character : King) -- Fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Fiction.
Witnesses -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] : Prince Frederick, MD :Findaway World, LLC ;2012
[Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Recorded Books, LLC.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by the author.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Recorded Books, LLC, p2012.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated media audio player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Description 1 audio media player (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781464048104
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