Let me start by saying I am not a huge book reader and I am even less of an audio book listener. However on a recent road trip I listened to The Mercedes Killer. This awoke a something in me and I had to listen to more. Someone mentioned Dr. Sleep to me and how it was a sequel to the shining of which I've never read or seen the movie. I decided I would read the book before I listened to Dr. Sleep and I am glad I did. Without a doubt I wanted to know more of Danny's life as I'm sure everyone else did, so rhe day after I finished The Shining I started up Doctor Sleep anytime I was in my vehicle. Let's just say I started driving more and had to listen to it at home if I didn't want to spend a lot of money on gas. I was unsure of how this book would play out and to avoid spoilers I won't say much. I absolutely loved this book, it brought us into Danny's life where I thought he would never go and yet, you can understand why and you really care about what happens to him. I also have to say that Will Patton is amazing at reading books. Makes me feel like I am reading books wrong and he should read everyone of them to me. Do you self a favor, listen to this book.
Will Patton is my favorite narrator! The shining is one of my favorite books/movies by Stephen King. Although this was a decent book, it just did not live up to my expectations as a sequel to The Shining!
Doctor Sleep is another classic Stephen King novel wonderfully narrated by Will Patton. I listened to it while traveling through Europe. It made long train rides go by quickly.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
Love Will Patton... but this book is all over the place and I stuck with it as long as I could. Plus I do not care for books that are so outlandish. Sorry Stephen King and all his fans.
Bring me more like Shawshank redemption, Misery and Delores Claiborne. These were really good in my opinion.
A great sequel to my favorite Stephen King novel, The Shining. While it picks up the threads of that story some 30 years later, it also contains elements of Firestarter, It and The Dead Zone to great effect. And is there a better narrator at work today than Will Patton? If so, please tell me and I'll listen to their readings just for the pleasure of their performance.
About the two meanings of FEAR found in Dr. Sleep, I won't spoil your hunt for these, but I hope you'll take them and many of the other aphorisms King draws from his experience with Alcoholics Anonymous away for use on your daily life.
Enjoyed this one quite a bit. Doesn't pack anywhere near the scare level of The Shining, but it's full of interesting characters. Really interesting to see the evolution of Danny Torrance (which is the focus of the story), along with the triple juxtaposition of Danny, the "real" monsters the faces, and the King shared "metafictional" monster they all face, addiction/alcoholism.
I was really happy with this book. I loved the, "Shinning" and I love Stephen King so I had high expectations, I was not disappointed. The narrator was the perfect voice, with great inflections of emotion. A fabulous performance.