Like most Stephen Kind books, it grabbed me right away. This is the sequel to "The Shining", which I have not yet read, but Will Patton is an excellent actor and he draws the listener right into the story. It follows what happens to the young boy in the first book into his adulthood and the continuation of the special gift that he has and his return to the hotel where the first book took place. Really chilling!
The dead can return.
Good ol' Danny comes back after so many years, if you haven't read "The Shining", you might want to prior to getting into Dr. Sleep, it will give you a much better perspective with this story. Steven King's at it's best, as usual, delivering a great story line, tying the 2 worlds together.
little Abra's wicked temper, and how she managed to drive Rose up the wall.
When Abra and Danny trade places after she was kidnapped, and she, or may be i should say Danny, takes care of Crow in Billy's pick up truck...
GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!
The communication between Dan and Abra in the final meeting with Rose. (spoiler alert) I was pleased that Dan's stomach ailment was not what I feared.
I have listened to the majority of James Lee Burke's novels, so I have heard Will Patton before. As far as I'm concerned, this is his most brilliant performance. He brings the book alive. The characters could never jump off the page as they are read by Patton. In my listening experience, it's surpassed only by Humphrey Bower's reading of Bryce Courtenay's books. Middlesex was wonderfully read by Kristoffer Tabori as well. Listening surpasses reading in my opinion, though I read one book on my kindle as I listen at other times to Audible. I have to keep the genres different to keep from crossing myself up.
Wouldn't change it. Since beginning The Shining with Danny being called Doc, I couldn't begin to think of another title.
I read everything by Stephen King for a while, stopped after Dreamcatchers, which I found disappointing, then thankfully returned with Duma Key, which I believe was inspired greatly by his horrific accident.
If you are a Stephen King fan of his sweeping traveler stories you will like this one. It reminds me of "The Stand".
It all made sense.
When he recalls the protagonist's time in "The Shining".
Nothing, the title was great.
Will Patton, Narrator!
Will Patton...oh wait, he's not a character in the book, but his narration brings them ALIVE! It's hard to choose a favorite when the narrator is so good at making each and every character, and each and every aspect of the story vibrant!
The guy is fantastic! Everyone who knows his acting already knows that if HE is in a movie, it's going to be GREAT! The same with his voicing skill with reading...the man is genuinely talented in everything he does.
Will Patton! Because he IS the characters in this book!
The scene where Dan awakens after a drunken night of debauchery with "Deena" is absolutely hilarious with Will Patton's narrative skill! Will Patton's vocal inflections animate each word had me laughing to hard at the mental picture of this booze-hound trying to come to life after a drunken binge...I KNOW the book is a "horror" novel, and in those sections, Will Patton's narration brings THAT alive as well, but in that one passage I was laughing so hard I almost had to pull over and seek oxygen!
OMG - I just loved this book. I normally do not like Stephen King stories because they're too creepy, but this one was great. There's not too much blood and guts - but a lot of terrifying suspense!
I think that the story is excellent but what really caught me good and fast was the narrator. Will Patton is one of the best narrators I ever heard. He can work so many different characters and they are totally believable. I just finished this book about 10 minutes ago and wanted to put in this review now - excellent!
Doctor Sleep is a great book and any King fan will love it. Will Patton does a great vocal performance as well that really gives depth to the text. However, whoever mixed this book did kind of a poor job with the volume controls. At the start of many chapters Patton starts off in a louder voice that then settles into a normal tone. Also, when Patton is speaking as certain characters (Billy especially) his pitch and volume raise significantly. Both things would not have been a problem but the volume was not mixed down, so you go from listening at a good volume to having your inner-ears pierced by the sound of "Billy's" voice as you frantically search for the volume button. I don't know why this did not hit the mixing red line, and I'm not sure why the volume wasn't controlled, but it takes away from the book. I still highly recommend the book, but I felt this feedback was needed.
I wasn't really interested in what happened to Danny Torrance from The Shining but this one was recommended by Gary Del'Abate from the Howard Stern show who uses Audible.
This story builds and builds to a wonderful crescendo that kept me listening all day at work instead of just in my car. Stephen King's descriptions are outstanding and the words are perfectly read by Will Patton who has quickly become my favorite narrator.
Very good sequel. Leaves it for another book to be written.
only the shining
No favorite loved it all
BEST SEQUEL EVER!!!!
Dr Sleep flows so naturally from The Shining its seamless. This is the 4th time I've listen to it and I'm enjoying it even more. I've always loved the nods in each book to another book and characters, I esp. liked the reference to Mr. Manx. The crossover and depth of characters make for GREAT storytelling!!!!
Can't explain why Momo was my favorite character performed by Patton Just really liked it. But they were all really great, his performance was great.
Rose the Hat was most memorable for me because she's so strong and/in evil, old and long knowing, but yet beaten by young innocence with good on her side
Can't recommend it strongly enough!