I keep the Shining in my history because you get alot more insight than in the movie'
Wendy, because she did not not know what was going on.
His voice tends to put you asleep
Jack, he was just a person being used by the Hotel.
I would as the narrator does an excellent job showing the Jack's fall to madness.
I think my favorite scene was where Jack was in the elevator and Danny and Wendy both began seeing some of what he was.
I would recommend breaking this into smaller segments, taking time to absorb the ambience.
The shining is a thriller and one of my favorite Stephen King books I have listened to. It portrays a struggling family clinging on to hope and finding hope in a hotel. But the hotel has a sinister side only those who have worked there before know of. Jack finds a bunch of old newspaper clippings in the basement and quickly learns he is in a world of trouble. This part reminds me of Sinister when he finds the films in the attic.
You are already familiar with the characters, but the original tale of The Shining gives them such a rich history and depth not presented in the film, this includes the character of the hotel in which most of the action takes place. What the film lacked in exposition, depth and climax, this story has in spades. It moves a little slow, but that is because the rising action is building and growing to an explosive climax. All of the questions left hanging in the film are answered in the book.