Stephen King is just a master. A beautiful writer. Dude can write.
While I really did enjoy the book and story, the climax fell a little flat. I wanted King to turn up the volume a bit. (Oh watch out! That was the figurative part of volume! The literal part is coming up next!)
Love me some Willy, but be warned that his voice really fluctuates in volume. He may nearly whisper for one character who is conversation with another character that yell-talks. For this reason, may not be best to listen to in the car. My finger was constantly adjusting the volume, sometimes line by line.
I love the the family history connection.
I really enjoy hearing the story the way the author imagine at as it was written.
I have not read the print version but thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book!
I always enjoy the struggle of good vs evil.
I though his interpretation of the characters unique.
When the protagonist had to reveal his inner demon only to find no one thought it a demon.
This was reminicient of old school Stephen King and I truly enjoyed finding out what happened to little Danny Torrence!
The Shining was scary...very much so. Innovative, too. This is (practically) predictable...the 'villains' are hardly threatening, even the main villainess...the 'science' of the supernatural beings is kind of goofy. It barely seemed related to the Shining at all, with the exception of the main characters names.
...provides some closure to the characters of the Shining, at least.
Fantastic story and beautiful writing. This is possibly my favorite follow-up book I've ever read. Steven King isn't just a novel factory; he's actually a very good story-teller and writer and this book will remind you of that less you've forgotten due to his huge number of books he puts out.
I can't get into this too much to avoid spoilers but needless to say, Danny is back.
I can't imagine anyone doing a better job at this reading than Will Patton did. His accents are perfect for the North Eastern characters... the way the boy says "Canny" haunts my dreams!
Yes and No. No because, I purchased the unabridged. Yes, because I like to hear it narrated and really liked the narrator.
I liked how it showed what happened to little Danny Torrance. He hits rock bottom to find himself.
The whole novel.. There were so many favorites that I couldn't pick just one.
Yes. Although I didn't have the opportunity, I couldn't wait to get back to the book.
Anyone that hasn't read/heard The Shining should read it first. The TV movie was good but the book was excellent. The movie didn't illustrate all of the "little things" that will make Dr. Sleep even better. I bought the book, The Shining, just so I could read it completely.
Number 1 book of 2013.
This book is wonderful! Stephen King took me from The Shining straight into Doctor Sleep without missing a beat. He did an amazing job of connecting the two books. I was thirsty for move of Danny Torrance and often wondered what happened to him. This book scared me to death and I loved it! I didn't want to put it down and, although the ending was satisfying and well done, I still wanted more. Maybe a trilogy? Where does Dan and Abra go from here?
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It is at one of the top
I think Will Patton's voice was good for the reading of the book.
Audio book addict
Wow hard question but I'd say definitely top 5. Misery is my #1, I loved Gerald's Game, Deloris Claiborne, 14 by Peter Clines and now Doctor Sleep. Not in that order.
It kept me interested and I loved how he brought all the characters to life I never forgot about any of them. In some books that involve a lot of characters I get a little lost and he did so well in writing this the characters became people to me not just names easily mixed up or forgotten.
Another hard one but I'd say when abra set the trap for rose. I won't be a spoiler here.
Danny of course. He was thee main character in the shining and seeing him grown up this is his story and wow has he grown! He is so humble and lovable!
I love king and even though The Shining is one of my least favorites of movies and books I absolutely adored this one as I do MANY of his others. I hope you will too! And I love when he talks about his books it's lovely to hear his voice and inspirations about his stories, it gives me tingle lol.
While this book was very suspenseful and well written, it simply does not live up to the high bar set by "The Shining". There was a point in Doctor Sleep that I was not sure if I could continue because I was dreading what may happen next - that's pretty powerful for a horror novel.
However, I did not find the antagonists all that terrifying as they are essentially RV-retiree types and it's difficult to find terror in that characterization. Perhaps 66 yr.old S.K. thinks those RV people are scary as he may be afraid he'll become an RV type.
I really liked the character of Abra although she seemed too ideal of a young girl at times. Some of the more interesting characters like Snake-Bite could have had greater time in the last half of the book - her role diminished far too quickly.
Rose-the-Hat is a fantastic villain and would have been better utilized than in the traveling-RV/retiree setting that is not-so-scary.
Nevertheless, a great and terrifying yarn!