Just as a note: I have not seen the film. I've read only two Stephen King books and some of the short stories. I all loved them but this book seemed to be a little boring with not much happening. The narraror does a great job.
Loved this book on tape. Campbell Scott dos a nice job with all the different voices. I don't know how none of the producers caught that he switched between calling the main character "Jack" and then "John" but his name is Jack. Other thank that, I thoroughly enjoyed listening and now I'm moving on to Doctor Sleep to hear how Danny grows up.
This was a surprise I did not think I would enjoy the book as much as I did I'm looking forward to listening to the sequel that's why I bought this book is to go into the sequel knowing how the book was not the movie and lm glad I did the book was way better than the movie KNOW I UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON thank you Audible
Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.
If you've ever seen the movie you need to read this book. As entertaining as the movie is, this book is so much better, in typical Stephen King way, that you will be flabbergasted by the fact you actually enjoyed the Kubrick version. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up.
I must confess, Campbell Scott did not initially grab me as a narrator. But after listening to the entire audiobook, I can understand why he was chosen. He bursts through with shocking epithets and completely shatters the seeming illusion of calm.
Really, really glad I found this on an Audible special!