"Chilling October Read!"
This book delivers all of the traditional ideas that you'd imagine in a horror story! It's perfect to read through October, upcoming Halloween, or any other time of the year that you want to frighten & interest yourself in a chilling tale from Stephen King's brain.
Probably other Stephen King novels, as they all seem to link together in his fantastic storytelling way.
His despondent reading made the characters come to life, all appearing bleak but interesting for reasons I don't even really understand.
From start to finish I was gripped.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I'd heard of course about the book being a different beast from the film but I hadn't expected such changes when it came to major character attitudes and tone. You can't get Nicholson out of your mind and rightly so but this is truly the one and only story of The Overlook. Back story really flushes all aspects out beautifully and (unlike Kubrick) King cares about the characters and our experience in equal measure. It's read with great skill and not over acted. No clunky sound effects or attempts at female voices to be found. A wonderful package to be sure.
There is something about having horror narrated to you. I found myself genuinely spooked several times whilst listening to this audio book.
It's very well narrated and in my opinion better than the film!
"The film doesn't do it justice"
An absolute classic story and very well performed. I would recommend this to anyone- characters are brilliant.
I just couldn't stop listening, the book just had me hooked.
Danny, I loved the way he tries to explain to himself why adults do things
It was extremely well read, with great intonation
The scene when Danny and his mother put Jack in the pantry was jam-packed with suspense.
Just loved the book from start to finish
A great listen. Campbell Scott does a great job but here is a story that may benefit from a louder reader, as I struggled in some points to hear, though I am in a loud office. Would recommend
"brillance pure brillance"
loved it, best Stephen King book I have read so far! ( I have only read 2), I even thought the book was far better than the film, which I know know Mr king will agree 😊
"Great book well read"
Loved this book! Read really well and this book is exceptional. You won't regret getting this audible book.
I recently listened to Dr Sleep which I also loved. I had seen the film of the Shining but Dr Sleep made me curious as to what the film had missed out which was quite a lot. You really don't need to read The Shining to enjoy Dr Sleep or vice versa but I'm really glad I listened to both! Narration was excellent for both books.
Having only seen the movie I really enjoyed the book, and while the reader takes a while to get into the story once he gets stay in he makes sure you're stuck in with him. Great stuff.