Love to walk and listen. Commute and listen. I typically enjoy well developed characters mixed with a good mystery.
Yes. If you enjoy the supernatural then you would enjoy the book. It's intelligent and well written. Kinda, duh it's Stephen King.
The introduction to the initial characters and the connection between Danny and DIck.
Great voices for each character.
I did, and I would usually listened until I felt it was time to take a break. A few hours at a time usually 3-4.
I never really watched the movie. I saw bits and pieces, and since it was one of those movies that became a cult favorite, I never really cared to watch. Decades later, I decided to listen to the book mainly because I'm exploring Stephen King and the genre in general. The book moves really fast and the dialogue is enjoyable.
The Shining scared me. That's saying a lot considering I'm a bit of a horror buff and have been since I was a child. It's very hard to really scare me. The Shining did that and at least one night I had to sleep with my light on. I'm a grown woman! I do find that my experiences which uncannily paralleled the Torrance family struggles probably struck a nerve which made it even more deeply disturbing.
The narration is perfect. At first it seems bland and woody at first but this is done on purpose. As the Torrance family awakens with fear, rage and desperation Campbell Scott captures every transformation perfectly.
**If you've had experience with an alcoholic or otherwise dangerously unpredictable loved one and love horror this story will be intensified for you. Either proceed with caution or enjoy the ride!**
The Shining is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it a few times already but this was my first time listening to it on audiobook. I found it very enjoyable. This is one of those stories that absolutely absorb me so I feel like I am right there. Since I was listening and not reading, I could listen for much larger spans of time.
Tony. Tony ups the creep factor in a lot of small ways. The REDRUM dream being the most memorable.
Great narration, I would recommend listening to a book he narrated to a friend
None of them because I don't want a psycho ghost trying to kill me. I only want to read about it happening to someone ELSE
The narrator was so good, you could instantly tell which character he as speaking for. I wanted to listen to the whole thing all the way through and was sad to be finished.
I have nothing negative to say. The story itself is amazing, one of my all time favorites. The performance was fantastic. I loved the voices he does for Jack and Danny, he really performs well during the intense scenes. I felt tense listening to it so job well done. I'd recommend this one to anyone, perfect for passing that time you spend commuting to and from work.
finally I've read the novel, after watching Kubrick's film adaptation a hundred times growing up. I had heard King himself hated the film but I don't understand why. I think Kubrick did a good job with the adaptation. They are mostly the same besides small touches and ofcoarse the ending is totally different cuz Jack doesn't freeze in snow here ofcoarse but mainly the film was honest and the changes Kubrick made were better. I liked that the film took out the back story on the hotel and the gangsters and seediness of its past. I also liked the film's ending over the books explosion. (don't wanna spoil novel). Also one thing I strongly disliked in the novel that Kubrick omitted, the shrub animals that came to life multiple times n novel. that part was dumb. All n all the novel wasn't scary as film either. Also King didn't do the best job describing the vastness and sheer size of hotel and the emptiness. I had to keep reminding myself they were in a huge hotel cuz book didn't. All in all its still great story for which a great film was made. And I kno seeing the film first took some of bite of it away but still I did same thing with Kings It which I saw movie before reading the novel and that book still scared the crap out of me, this one didn't.
I have been going through and reading all of Stephen Kings works in order. As a kid I had seen both the movie and TV versions of the Shining, and even so I really enjoyed the book. The book gives a slightly different perspective and greater character depth than both of the video versions. While the book did not come off as frightening (perhaps because I have seen the movies so many times), however I really enjoyed the story.