This is one of my favorites and the narrator was awesome!!
Really was scared at points and the details were wonderful.
Campbell Scott does an amiable job off reading this story. His performance of Jack was spot on.
The structure of the Movie version of this story is there, but it's original form I thought was more varied and enriched. The Overlook is more fleshed out. And the background of the characters makes more sense.
Stephen King is always great! This keeps your heart racing and your blood pumping through the whole book. Great reader performance as well. Really compliments the book. Thanks again Stephen!!!
YES. I couldn't stop listening!! This is such an amazing story.
There really is no comparing this to another book. It stands alone.
The descriptions in this book are amazing. The entire thing is really good.
I would take Jack out, definitely.
If you don't compare this to the movie, come with an open mind, and enjoy a great nighttime creepy book...this is definitely for you!!
Stephen King's The Shining is a riveting story. His writing is thoughtful and descriptive, leaving the reader with clear impressions of each character and the emotions they exude. I was hesitant at first to read The Shining only because I'd seen the movie and felt I knew the story; it was only after I'd heard the book was entirely different from the movie that I decided to give it a listen. I'm so glad I did! Campbell Scott does a masterful job narrating the story and it's characters. I've heard many narrators and Campbell Scott ranks among the best - he's terrific! I encourage you to listen to this engrossing, superbly written (and narrated) story - you won't be disappointed.
Some scary stuff
I like Danny and his ability to "shine". It is like a super power.
I liked the parts where Danny had visions of how things would turn out and what horrible things would happen.
I had seen the Kubrik movie many times and so I thought the book would be just like it, but it wasn't. Now I want to see the movie that Stephen King made.
I love this book! I read The Shining over 15yrs ago and re-read to freshen my memory in anticipation for Doctor Sleep (I am about half way through & <3 it!) .
I love that the book is different from the movie. <3 <3
I don't know if there was any one thing about the performance that stood out, good or bad. No complaints! :)
laugh or cry??? no.... but scare the hell out of me yes!
very much worth the credit!
Maybe all the foul language. I'm not sure it is really necessary to the characters development.
tone down the language. I don't mind an occasional "f-bomb" but it did get a little abrasive after awhile.
The final scene when all is done and you see the characters putting things back together followed by the scene in the concrete tunnel (totally creepy)
It was, more than once, and they did a good job with who they picked
Storyteller, reading teacher, author...when it comes to stories/books, it's my vice and I have unashamedly made addicts of my entire family!
Near the top, but short of best category.
I would only compare Stephen King to Stephen King. I find the extreme supernatural far less scary than mild supernatural or the twistings of the internal human mind that can be found in other novels. I liked the audio of 11/29/63 and Joyland much better than the Shining.
I personally struggled with his reading style, especially early on. As the hours rolled on, I adjusted. Scott also seemed better as Jack began to unwind.
Although I found myself wanting to keep listening, I did not have any extreme reactions. This was disappointing to me as the Shining has long been on a pedestal by devout King enthusiasts. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator has an innate skill in adopting the style of any given character as appropriate.