The Wind Through the Keyhole

The Wind Through the Keyhole

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2012
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781442346963
1442346965
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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DCLadults May 29, 2018

This is marvelous. A stand alone novel in the series that reads like a long forgotten western tale with a fantastical edge. I could feel the hot dry wind on my skin and imagine the harsh life of the frontier. This fit nicely with the menacing presence of old magic and a dash of horrific creatures.

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JosephKelley
May 16, 2017

Such a fun read! Worth giving a listen too!

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paisano
Aug 18, 2013

This book probably would have fit in better had it been part of the orginial series ( between book 4 and 5 ), but it was a nice addition to the storyline. Somewhat of a short story sandwiched between another short story, I found it enjoyable, albeit a bit predictable. Helps if you have read the first 4 books in the series, but not necessary.

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LouWSytsma
May 02, 2013

What a treat to visit with my favourite ka-tet once again. I thought at the completion of my 25 reading affair with King's Dark Tower series that all was said and done.

But King treats Dark Tower fans to another story about Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and Oy. This one fits seamlessly between the 4th and 5th books.

The cherry on the top of this treat is that King narrates the book himself. This gives the narration that extra bit of verisimilitude because no one knows a story better than its writer.

This is an intricately crafted story within a story within a story that gives us new glimpses into Roland - the last of the Gunslingers.

Thank you Mr. King - this story is well met indeed and we say Thankee Sai!

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smichal
Sep 06, 2012

I only made it half way through the CDs, probably because I hadn't read any other books in this series. I liked the first part of the story, about a group of people on a journey and taking shelter from a storm. Then I was in another story within the story, of one of the characters when he was younger and he was looking for the skin man monster and met some giant ladies, etc. This part was also really good. Then I got to the 3rd nested story, where the guy was telling the story of the wind through the keyhole. That was just too violent for me. I had to stop and give up on it.

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