Author Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. King is recognized as one of the most famous and successful horror writers of all time. His parents, Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King, split up when he was very young, and he and his brother David divided their time between Indiana and Connecticut for several years. King later moved back to Maine with his mother and brother. There he graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1966. In The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain pursues the man in black across a desert wasteland then into the mountains. He has followed the man for twelve years and his pursuit never wavers for any reason. He is willing to sacrifice all, even his own life, to find the man in black. Roland meets many people along the way and the reader is given a glimpse into his history and personality as he makes his journey across many miles to find the man in black. Several of the people Roland meets are used as human traps by the man in black to thwart Roland from capturing him… The novel was inspired by Robert Browning's poem Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, which King read as a sophomore at the University of Maine. You can listen online to free English audiobook “The Gunslinger” by Stephen King on our website. Enjoy it!