A mom who has no time to pick up a book. Before being a mom I had a book on me at all times or was reading all the time.
blew my mind
How King made me feel like This book was real and not fiction
His voice did not drone on and his voice changed with different parts
yes. and I wished i could of
I'm glad Stephen King decided to follow up on the life of Danny Torrance. Both the novel and the movie are among my favorites growing up. The story is good and entertaining for the most part, but nothing that happens is really surprising or different from other King stories. Other than Danny and Abra, I really wasn't grabbed by the other characters.
It's also a little long...could have been cut down by a couple hours...but this is typical for King. The name of the book is not fitting to the storyline...Danny's "Dr. Sleep", while important, isn't the main driver of the story.
If you are a fan of King...this is worth the read. If you are not, or are not familiar with "The Shining" novel, then you may want to pass.
For fans of Will Patton...he is excellent, as usual.
Yes! It draws you in and makes you feel all warm and cozy, then it hits you over the head with a sack of marbles.
The meeting at Cloud Gap and the ensuing fight.
Abra and Dan fighting Rose The Hat at the Overlook
The nightmares have come to life again!
Fantastic sequel from the Master Storyteller. Dan Torrance is a fully believable character and the struggles he deals with feel real and gritty, full of life. The story quietly forces you to care about the characters and the reader's performance draws you into the story even deeper than I thought possible. I have listened to it several times and I normally do no re-listen to my audiobooks.
I end up endearing myself to not only the story, but the story teller as well and while I think Will Patton is an EXCELLENT actor, I so thoroughly enjoyed listening to him read my favorite author and he was exceptional at it.
The mental link between Abra and Dan
Oh yes! I had to stop go back and say "WHAT"! Great gotcha moment when we found out that they were related.
Stephen King is hands down my favorite author since I was a teenager and I'm in my 50s now. He is one of my comfort foods that was able to grow and age with me. I've moved from curling up in bed reading, to listening on long car rides while visiting my foster kids. I'm a GAL, court appointed special advocate. I travel my county to visit my kids. I don't have much time to curl up anymore, but I still have Mr. King. Thank you all for your questions.
Yes, because who doesn't want to know whatever happened to Danny Torrance?
The Shining, because it's the sequel to it.
He's just so good! Any voice is great and the delivery in between dialogue is perfect.
Don't you want to know what happened to Danny Torrance?
Avid listener & reader, love a variety of genres, generally have 4 or five books downloaded & switch them depending on my mood.
Read "the Shining" it's so much better than any of the movies. Doctor Sleep follows it perfectly.
Ears picking up the slack so my eyes can work.
I’m a long time Stephen KIng fan. This is the book that, I guess, got me into the whole Audible thing a year or so ago. That’s due as much to Will Patton’s wonderful reading as King’s story. I wonder if I would have liked this book as much reading the hard copy version. Probably. Because I liked the book and I think it WORKS. It stands on its own. You don’t have to have had read THE SHINING or seen the Kubrick film -- though I think having experienced each would be helpful. King claims DOCTOR SLEEP has nothing to do with the Kubrick film, yet it is impossible for me to separate the film from how I read this sequel, despite the differences in the Kubrick adaptation. And I think King lets more of the film slip into his consciousness here than he might ever admit. In any case, DOCTOR SLEEP would serve well as a companion to the Kubrick film if ever adapted. A similar visual palette is a must, I think.
Like most everyone else, Danny's relationship with booze and Abra are the two aspects of this book that stand out for me. And of course the creepy old villains. It’s all classic King. For some of you, that might be bad news. But for the rest of us, it is GOOOOOOOOOD.
It’s hard to say much more without spoilers. It has also been a while since I read this sucker. However, it has stayed with me in an odd way. It is a very human book and more touching than you might expect. Abra went from being a girl to a young woman in the course of the story and thinking of it makes me feel a little misty, almost like she were my own niece. I relate a lot with Danny and his problems. Hell. It’s hard not to for some people, I imagine. His struggle for redemption, drowning in his regrets dry for the first time almost in his entire life, it felt genuine and was at times as difficult to keep from getting to me as anything. Maybe I’m just a soft touch. But really I think it’s just that King is such a good story teller.
Nice one, Mr. King.
strong, patient storytelling
stephen king really builds good relationships in doctor sleep, even the new heroes get a well-rounded backstory that makes their decisions more effective and give them more emotional weight
everything, patton was absolutely awesome, i firmly believe listening to patton is the best way to experience this book
well, danny is the bridge between the shining and this sequel, and he is very compelling, his story of redemption is the most surprising thing about this book, i actually cried at the end, didn't expect that
this could have been a disaster, but king really delivers a great sequel. I will say that the villains here are a bit cartoonish, and the climatic battle is over in just a couple of pages, but the real strength of the book is the relationship between danny and the other characters with the shining. that is smartly the focus of the majority of the book and it is very poignant and effective
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I love that this book brings back one of my all time favorite Stephen King Characters, Danny Torrence. I always wondered what happened to him
I could have listened to thins book all the way through without stopping, but on the other hand I didn't want it to end. I have often wondered where in the Stephen King Universe Danny Torrance and his Shine ended up and now I know. I didn't want it to end.
Since I read IT locked in the bathroom because I was so terrified and loved every minute of it when I was 11 I have devoured every Stephen King book I could get my hands on. This one did not disappoint. Loved it so much.
I have read a lot of Stephen King's work and have my favorites (The Stand, The Shining, The Dark Tower series, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,...) and a few I didn't care for (Desperation comes to mind). While this book is not his worst work, it is FAR from the best. It seemed too drawn out and could have benefited from editing out some parts. I found some of the characters believable, but was not able to get into the True Knot. Perhaps I was expecting more since I liked "The Shining" so much. Or perhaps I would have liked it better if I had read the book instead of listening to it.
Will Patton was a big factor in my dissatisfaction with "Doctor Sleep". I do not understand how some of this books' reviewers loved his performance. Most of the voices he did for the characters annoyed me. The volume level he spoke at was not consistent at all. He'd read the chapter numbers/names in a loud voice, then go into a whisper for the text of the story. Periodically he'd increase the volume, but then slip back into a whisper. This is very annoying when you predominantly listen to books while driving. I'd turn up the stereo volume to compensate and still miss parts. Then reach the next section and Will would yell "Chapter 3" at me. Because of my annoyance with the narrator, I chose to not buy "Mr. Mercedes" because Will Patton read that one as well. I'll just have to read that one myself.