I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Yes, I enjoy Stephen Kings books too much to not want to reminisce with his tales and characters.
Abra Stone was such a brave young little lady. You rooted for her from the beginning. Dan Torrance was heroic but scarred. His tale was very heavy. Seeing what happened to him since the Overlook made you look for a positive ending for Abra's tale.
Patton reads with such emotion, so just reading it you might miss this bit of life he breaths into it.
The True Knot
i love to listen!
Very good book, even if you did not listen/read The Shinning. I have found myself recommending this book several times. So it must be a good one...right?
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. He can take a simple idea and turn it into gold. I read The Shining when I was a teenager and it almost made me wet my pants!! So I was pleasantly surprised to find this sequel.
The story takes you on a journey through a man's life that should have ended many years before but through a blind trust in I honestly don't know what he persevered.
Will Patton is perfect as always!
Yes. The return to the characters of The Shining was a complete success.
Danny. He was a fully developed character who while haunted by the past tried to help a little girl in a horrible situation.
The girl reaching out to Danny with her mind by writing on the chalk board was excellent.
Danny's love and devotion to a young girl who shared in his ability to "Shine".
Overall if was very good with few of the dream sequences which are used too often in the newer King books. This was a very enjoyable story.
The perfect ending
Daniel's conversation with Dick Hallorann (all of them)
Abra's 1st trap
Rose the Hat
What a wonderful twisting journey. I enjoyed this ride and kept coming back again and again. The narrator was amazing.
As this was a revisit of the original character in the Shining, that would have to be the comparison
A good Stephen King book. Held my interest all the way through
Will Patton is great, and brings each character to life.
I loved this book, and it really shows how talented Stephen King is.
Great story about the secret lives of people with special powers, and the creatures that lurk in the night to prey on them. The story itself is violent and twisted, but the level of care that King takes in creating these elaborate lifelike monsters with their human weaknesses, and flawed antiheroes tortured by their pasts. This book is good for anyone with the stomach for a good horror novel, for all the wimps out there, keep moving.
The least helpful reviewer on audible.
Yes. It was a cool story. The fact that everything in 'The Shining' is all backstory is cool.
This was a really good story and Will Patton did an awesome job reading it. Yet, the ending was kind of a let down. I found it to be kind of underwhelming. It was also a little confusing.
This is just my opinion. I would be interested to know if anyone else feels the same. So, listen to it and drop me a line.
Will Patton's narration is perfect. He brings all of the characters to life. King's attention to detail is just the right amount to keep the reader interested but not so much that you get lost in the details.
The way it all tied in with The Shining and then moved on to tell another great story that tied up all the loose ends.
When Rose is finally defeated and the good guys win.