I am familiar with some of the Stephen King titles but never read or saw The Shining. Interestingly enough I was able to enjoy this even though it was a sequel. It was written well enough to give you an understanding of what brought the characters to this point. I love the idea of someone who can help people pass on, those were my favorite parts. The struggle between good and evil and the empowerment it brings is well described. Some of the stuff that the "bad" people did was a bit weird but it's all part of creating the dramatic effect I suppose.
I must say that I agreed with those that liked the narration. Will Patton was awesome!
Great book. Had not read SK in a long time and had forgot how good he is. It was cool to see what became of Danny Torrance. Some good scared but some great drama. Will Patton was the choice to read. Really enhanced the whole story
best narrator ever! story was OK I would have lost interest in the story within the first 2 hours were it not for the narrative. don't bother with this book if you haven't read the shinning this is a sequel to the book not the movie!!
it's my new favorite book. Will Patton does a great performance. Following Dan's life after the overlook all the way to his fiftys. I can't say enough about the book. a must read.
Interested in everything. Listening for something AMAZING...
I preface all my reviews of King's novels with, "Not being a Stephen King fan..," and then I woke up one day and I WAS a fan of Stephen King! I am still very picky about what kind of Stephen King I read. I haven't tackled any of the Dark Tower stuff or his diehard science fiction, but I have consumed 11/22 (my first King book), Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and even The Shining, The Stand and It, which were the closet I came to the science in his fiction. That being said, Dr. Sleep is one of my two top favorites. I have to say, it is soooo much better than its predecessor, The Shining.
King's prose is so astounding. I am thoroughly amazed at his talent for the English language and his purely genius imagination. Danny Torrence,,after all these years, evolves before your eyes from being the dissolute victim of The Overlook to being the hero and mentor to a force more powerful than his own. The way King weaves these characters together is breathtaking and in his explanations of the past, I could almost see Jack Torrence's life before The Overlook. Everything is relative! Abra gives the reader a sense of innocence and purity in the midst of the twisted TrueKnot. I am telling you, I couldn't stop listening to this book. It will keep you up all night wondering what's going to happen next. You will not be disappointed and every fan of suspense should listen to this, Stephen King fan or not. This is close to perfection!
I am not addicted to reading...I can quit as soon as I get to the next chapter!
The story is quite unique and amazing.
The complexity of the characters and their real life struggles.
Yes, I could not get enough! I had to go back and start some sections over so that I didn't miss a single detail!