Read The Shining (thankfully before I saw the movie) when I was pretty young and wanted to see if it was just as scary. May have been a bit more terrified in 7th grade, but Cambell Scott's perfect narration creeped me on a wonderous new level! I couldn't wait to get in bed to stay up way too late listening...
Totally stands the test of time, and creepy enough to make me want to sleep with the lights on! The narrator is great, too. He is able to create distinct and easily distinguishable characters while maintaining believability. Overall, I would say it's fantastic!
Love to work, read, eat, take walks and laugh at cartoons. Still hoping to see Tokyo again.
I read the book first and then I watched the movie. The book gave me goose bumps. The movie was good, but missed so many interesting parts from the book. A must-read from my perspective. And if you liked it - continue with Dr. Sleep.
Such an intense story, from start to finish. I was addicted. I'm not a huge fan of the reader, his angry voice is pretty annoying. Not enough for it to be a big deal. Highly recommended book either way!
I didn't think it was possible that the book could live up to the movie, even though I knew that they were very, very different, but I was wrong.
The lack of ambiguity of what The Overlook is capable of is really what made this the superior work.
Go read it if you like spooky horror.
Stephen King shows that what he wrote in the past and what he writes today still one of the greatest or dare storytellers there are wonder what goes through his mind
Campbell Scott was one of the best orators I've ever heard. I was more concerned with listening to him as I was the plot. Excellent reader. Many times I was legitimately frightened as I was also rapt with anticipation. This book is incredible and Mr. King is easily one of the greatest writers, horror or not, of the century.