when I read the shining I was in my 20's and I couldn't put it down. Now, in my 50's the same thing happened with this book. You know a book is really great when you get upset at the person interrupting your read, because the story keeps you enthralled.
Mr. King, I don't know your personal experience with gifted people. However, there are many recognizable thought patterns from Dan in the story. Bravo for your insight.
Great story, enjoyed every minute
Will Patton is the best voice actor I have ever herd, bar none. He was fantastic with each character, giving each a unique voice, cadence and accent. Mr. Patton is the gold standard!
I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!
All around, just reading the blurb about the book wasn't doing it justice. My curiosity of little Danny is what made me give this a try. Between Will Patton delivering a perfect representation of all characters and emotions and King's way of tying words together in a way that is only him, this was a perfect read (if only gone by too fast).
So what happened to little fire starter?
Should middle aged Dan and she meet to do battle with??? Hum... Maybe the guys in yellow coats, or the three little meddlers Antropos, Curly, and Shimp?
On its own, it's a great story. Not quite as good as the original, but getting to find out what had happened to those oh so memorable characters of the Shinning... well, saying "satisfying" just isn't good enough.
Thank you Mr King, I've been enraptured by your books/movies/stories since my late teens. Which means since you have been publishing.
Thank you to Will Patton for such a wonderful vocal rendition of this story. I like that he simply read it in a nice, smooth manner, without feeling the need to act it out. That way it remained Mr King's story, & allowed MY imagination to flesh out the characters just like I did when I got to read the book the first time.