Just my opinion, but I thought the book was a bit on the boring side. I know it's offensive to King fans, but Stanley Kubrick's vision of Jack and his family and how things come to be in the hotel was much scarier.
it was hard to listen to because of the narrator, he made it hard for me to hear many things he said. and I didn't like the was he did the voices when things got evil. I would've rather got if in print than listen to him. I like many other books even if the story wasn't my kind just because the narrator made if worth if this one didn't. the movie was great but I really didn't care for this version of the book.
This is truly a classic case of a brilliantly written book being far better than the movie version of it. You do yourselves a disservice by relying upon the film as your sole source of this Stephen King masterpiece. On top of this, the performance given by Campbell Scott, and he does perform his narration, make no mistake about it, is superb and memorable. In short, I don't think I care to see the movie again after experiencing this beautifully written book in this format. Between Mr. King's impeccable craftsmanship as a writer and storyteller, and Mr. Campbell's flawless and believable presentation of the horror, madness and achingly familiar flaws and strengths of humans, you can be assured that you will thoroughly enjoy listening to this audible offering of 'The Shining'. Five stars all around.
Probably not this version. Though I did enjoy the story, I did not like the narrator.
In his monotone, soft spoken voice, most of the time either I couldn't hear him (with the volume turned all the way up) or I didn't get that that part of the story was supposed to be important. With such a slow, dull reading, there were times the voice became white noise and I had to wake myself up to continue listening.