Bass God in Training
This is a great story! Definitely one of Stephen Kings better books, IMHO! I really like the characters. Rose the Hat is a very formidable villain. The story brings together elements seen previously in Firestarter, and some of his other books, besides The Shining, giving further credence to my theory that all his books are interconnected.
Loved getting to hear more about Danny Torrance and what came of him. King subtly links this tale with the rest of his children (the dark tower is always behind everything once you know where to look) and gives us some new monsters which are weirdly sympathetic. The narrator (the bad guy from "the postman") does a killer New England accent, but he can take some getting used to. Persevere King fans! This is a rockin' story.
Truck Drivers Wife
My first audio book that I listened to all the way through. Will Patton Kept me wanting to hear more. He is such a great reader and did this book fabulous.
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and have read a lot of his books. I haven't read any of his books from about 15 yrs ago till now but am planning to listen to those in the near future. Now that I am into Audible I listen everywhere I go.
"Doctor Sleep" makes me want to go back and listen to "The Shining". I read the book years and years ago and also saw the movie but the book is always the better of the two. Now I've got to decide which of his books do I want to listen to next... Decisions, decisions. decisions.....
This book made me think of several of his books. Like when Abbra talked about Clowns I thought of "It". I think the book had a clown in it. Not a nice clown either!
My favorite character was probably Abbra. Will Patton did a great job with his reading when changing characters. He has spoiled me so much that now I'm listening to a different book with a woman reading it and I just can't get into it like I did him.
I would have to take 2 people out Danny and Abbra or maybe Rose, the latter to see how scary she really was. Maybe all 3 of them to see what would happen with all of them in the same room together. The book unfolding right before my eyes.
The story is great; a good read that is certainly entertaining. However, what makes this novel 5 stars instead of a "great" four is Will Patton. He doesn't simply read; he PERFORMS.
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.