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.
For I have only watched the movie and never read the book, The Shining. I rather enjoyed the sequel, and Will Patton amazingly brought the characters to life. The different voices he has done I could actually see the characters in my mind. That is why I give this audio five stars.
Doctor Sleep is a GREAT (perhaps overdue) sequel to King's 1977 masterpiece, The Shining!
Abra of course! King's extraordinary ability to view the world through a child's (Abra ... and Danny Torrence) eyes is indeed remarkable.
The BEST, bar none .... totally awesome! Throughout, he sounds as if he's a great actor on stage giving the performance of his life!
Yes, the gruesome death of the baseball boy.
I'm about to "reread" the shining!
if I ever were to meet Mr. King in person, I believe I would simply shake his hand, give him one of my "mamma bear" hugs and just thank him for years of joy and horror. thank goodness he never let his stories stay hidden in his mind, never to be shared with us Constant Readers.
I have recommended this to many friends already. It is classic King and left off almost from the first book.
Danny is grown and uses his talent to help others!!! Also keeps you on edge of your seat listening. Stephan King out did himself on this one!
Will Patton does a wonderful job reading this novel. It flows really well, and will keep you locked in until the end. I would recommend having read the Shining before reading this novel, but even if you haven't you are sure to enjoy it.