I always wondered about what the differences were in the movie and the book and now I know. Although it seems that they're very similar. They are in fact quite different.
The movie is beautiful, but many key aspects were changed. I can see why Stephen King was disappointed.
The book has a dark element that the movie doesn't quite get. I also feel like the main character was more of the child. To where in the movie, he's kind of just an extra body.
Read/ listen to this book. It's really good.
Campbell Scott is a talented narrator who I enjoy listening to every time.
ever since I was a teenager I heard about "The Shining" by Stephen King. I wasn't interested in Reading growing up. I wasn't big into scary novels either but, as I got older I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. So, I bought the movie. I watched it. I love it. Then I bought the book. I read it. I love it even more. Then I downloaded AUDIBLE.
My first downloaded book was...
"The Shining" written by Stephen King & Narrated by Campbell Scott.
I also loved that.
I want to say "THANK YOU" to Stephen King for writing his amazing book. I want to say thank you to Campbell Scott for narrating the book. I also think Stanley Kubrick for directing the movie. "The Shining"
I'm sick of all the "Born a Crime" and "Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" audio book ads!!!
I was surprised at how different this book was from the movie and after finishing the book I knew why. If you are wondering why, it's because the book is so bad. The overall idea of the book was interesting, but as usual King filled the book with nonsensical prose and too many stupid events. The movie producers smartly made the changes to make the movie watchable. Another King letdown for me.
This was my first book on Audible and I was not disappointed. Campbell Scott did an amazing job and I felt so immersed the entire time. He adds just enough spooky in his voice to make listening to this at night a little scary (perfect for October). I highly HIGHLY recommend this for any King lover.
I like to read a supernatural thriller around Halloween- The Shining definitely fits the bill! There is no comparison between the book and the movie. The characters are fully developed in the book. You care about them and definitely see the Overlook as an entity all it's own. The narration was also absolutely on point! It added to the story and was not a distraction. It reminds me just how great a writer Stephen King is!!! I highly recommend this audible book!! I could not stop listening!!! Enjoy!!