Staff Note: Listen Up is a series of posts reviewing books in their audiobook format, which provides listeners with a unique literary experience. York County Public Library has audiobooks on CD and in downloadable formats.
Stephen King is well-known for his celebrated ability to scare readers around the world. But what some don't realize is that horror isn't his only genre. King has tried his hand at high fantasy with The Dark Tower series with great success.
The Dark Tower series starts with The Gunslinger and follows the exploits of Roland Deschain of Gilead, the last gunslinger, as he seeks the Dark Tower in an attempt to save his world. But the series becomes so much more as we meet new characters and explore new worlds.