The First Floor : The Black Tower

  • by David R. Beshears
  • Narrated by Jeffrey S. Fellin
  • Series: The Black Tower
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A team of scientists travels the eighty floors of a strange black tower, where each floor is an alternate world fraught with danger, striving to reach the top floor and the dark force behind the creation of the looming monolith.
Novella serial based on the television pilot screenplay The Black Tower and its accompanying series bible. The television series concept and design spans 100 one hour episodes.
The Black Tower Serial contains 13 short novellas, with each novella consisting of one of those one hour episodes along the storyline, including transitioning scenes of the intervening episodes, taking the listener from the first floor of the Black Tower, culminating on the eightieth floor and the final confrontation with the creator of the mysterious monolith.
For information on all thirteen serial episodes, visit The Black Tower book page at:


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A Thrilling First Adventure

This short book was really cool. I would love to see the movie for this one. Think action meets Science Fiction suspense. You've got a bunch of scientists and some military people going into a massive skyscraper. Inside they find not a bunch of offices, but a dense jungle filled with alien vegetation. As they make their way through the first floor they come up against some pretty menacing and creepy stuff.

There were some great moments in this book that were exciting and chilling. It was a fun read and I pictured myself right alongside the characters as they headed out on this strange and terrifying adventure. You only get the beginning of the larger adventure in this book, but there's plenty in there to keep you listening or turning the pages.

I listened to the audiobook version of this story. The narrator has a very pleasant, smooth, and deep voice. It was nice to listen to especially during the narration parts. His reading came off a bit flat for me though. Every character was voiced the same which made it a bit hard at times to distinguish between the characters. It would help to have a more dramatic reading style with more pauses and variation in the speed of the reading to bring this great story across with all of its wonderful flourishes and well constructed prose. You'll like the narrators great voice though and probably won't be as critical as someone like me who narrates audiobooks and listens to them nonstop.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes their sci-fi with a bit of intrigue, adventure, suspense, and a splash of creepy horror that will keep you wanting to read on so you can find out more about the aliens the characters must learn more about.
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- Dan Absalonson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2014
  • Publisher: David R. Beshears