King takes the unbelievable and mixes it with every day life situations and makes it believable. Will Patton is a great narrator. He helps bring the characters to life
As always listen to these novels on my trek to work or while I'm in the shower, just moments when I can be alone and enjoy it. Stephen King is one of the authors I constantly enjoy, and one of the only authors that truly transport me to his worlds.
In this sequel we follow Daniel Torrence. his ups and downs, mostly downs, some years after the events at the Overlook Hotel. This once haunted boy is now a man that struggles with his grip on life. Rattled with addiction Dan hits rock bottom. It is only in times of greatest disparity that we seek salvation.
I particularly loved this entry into the mind of Stephen King. I think you would be crazy to not add this one to your inventory. I know I'd be remiss if i hadn't picked it up. Catch you next time, world seekers!
I love The Shining! Both the book and the movie! Althought the book is ALWAYS better. When I went looking for some new Stephen King candy (all his books are candy to me! ) I wasn't thinking about The Shining but when I read the synopsis it suddenly hit me....yeah! What did happen to Danny and his mother?? The answer was fabulous! Such a great story! I loved it. And Will Patton....his narration made the book that much better! When he voiced Dick Halloran....I SAW Scatman Crothers! So perfect. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat and you can't wait to get back to it when you have been away. And the end note from Stephen was ....well Stephen. And who doesn't love that. And him!! Well done Stephen!!
I was so into this book I looked for reasons to do household chores so I could use my earbuds and listen. So sad when a good book is over!
The narrator does an excellent job as the different characters on the book as well! Love this one! Makes me want to go back and lust to the Shining! I've never read the book.
can't wait for the movie always wondered what happened to Dan and his mom awesome
i like a plethora of titles (mostly novels) and always appreciate a good recommendation!
Yes - I found that the story expanded and gave depth to the protagonist of the book while seamlessly introducing a bevy of interesting characters.
In a strange way, it tied all of the random, loose ends of differing planes of existence and species of subhumans in a nice, neat package - complete with a bow.
Compared to his other reads of SK books, I was expecting a lot more in terms of differing voices for other characters. However, he goes along at a nice clip and emits the feelings of the characters nicely.
And you thought the ax-wielding psychopath was the height of his problems!