Format: Audio Book (CD)
Published: June 24, 2003
Publisher: Penguin Audio USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0142800376
ISBN - 13: 9780142800379
About the Book
King’s fantastical and allegorical Dark Tower series commenced in 1982 with the publication of "The Gunslinger" which introduces protagonist Roland as he pursues the Man in Black through bleak and tired landscapes in a world that has "moved on."Abridged. 6 CDs.
From the Publisher
King''s fantastical and allegorical Dark Tower series commenced in 1982 with the publication of "The Gunslinger" which introduces protagonist Roland as he pursues the Man in Black through bleak and tired landscapes in a world that has "moved on." Unabridged. 6 CDs.
About the Author
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947, to Donald and Nellie Ruth King. King wrote his first short story before he was seven years old. As a teenager, he played on the football team and joined a rock band, but also had two of his short stories published. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he married Tabitha Spruce, also a writer, in 1971, and began a career as a teacher. His spare time was spent in writing novels that were consistently rejected by publishers. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the bo