No. I always prefer reading over listening.
Dan. That is why I read the book and why I got the audio book. Everyone wants to know what happened to him.
Everything. His voice really suits the story and his voice changes enough to know its a different character but not over done. He also changes his voice slightly to fit the feel of the chapter.
Based on my listening experience, I would have to say no. There would need to be a compelling reason to listen to either the author or narrator again.
As a follow up to The Shining, which admittedly sets a high bar, there was not much of character development, and the plot was unsuccessfully intricate and tiresome. As times the events took on a lurid, cheesy quality, and at these times the narrator's voice became a bit over wrought and breathy.
A more story neutral and evenly cadenced voice would have been better.
Oh, dear. Let's say, in my opinion, many of them.
After The Shining, this book is a disappointment, and I felt it wasted my time. I pulled through it hoping it would turn a corner and improve. Finally, it was curiously as to the fate of certain characters that compelled me to complete the book. A joyless read.
I enjoyed this book more than most I have been reading lately. It's a smooth read with a good story. Not GREAT, but pretty good :-) The narration was very good, too. A good versus evil kind of a story with a good ending.
This is one of the top 2 audio books i've listened too.
all did great job!
Wonderful narrator who didn't over do the accents or trying to change his voice drastically and ruin the whole story.
A typical King story, although a bit predictable. The story follows Danny as an adult, but there is very little that makes this book part of The Shining story line.
This is the Stephen King book I have been waiting for, it was a wonderful piece. Twists, turns, characters with depth and flaws. One of his best.
The train ride near the end
rose the hat
The twists and turns kept me on my toes.
An old tech geek with a love of reading, but with limited time. I love just about any genre'. A good book is a good book.
Yes I would recommend it highly. I like most of Kings books. That said, I find most of them to be character works that do not scare me in the least. But I love them.
This book is best read after you read the Shining as it is a follow-up to that work. My favorite King work is The Stand, but this may be my second favorite.
Unlike many of King's works this has a rather firm ending. Dr. Sleep was a strange cross between The Shining and Salem's Lot I think.
Just a wonderful job of narration/acting.
Doc Grows Up, or Leave it to Doc. In the end King named the book well.
One of King's better works at this stage of his writing. For King the writing was actually fairly tight. Good stuff.
A more believable story
Yes, I might give it one more try
Just about all of them
It felt like I was not reading a Stephen King book, if felt cheap, uneducated, poorly written, not well planned, so overall very disappointed. Also worried about the highly recommended list it was placed on by audible. I like to depend on suggestions, this one was way off the mark.
Yes. Will Patton did such a marvelous job here that I went out and purchased two other books he narrated less than ten minutes after I finished listening to DOCTOR SLEEP. I also believe that, had reading this been my only option, I might not have finished it. Patton made this book for me.
The conclusion was a huge let down. Abra and Dan were far too overpowered and I never felt any true fear for their safety.
His narration of DOCTOR SLEEP is only slightly better than his performance on James Dickey's DELIVERANCE. DOCTOR SLEEP was my first experience with Patton as a narrator, but I've been a longtime fan of his acting.
DOCTOR SLEEP will tie a "True Knot" in your guts.
Stephen King has said on several occasions that his books are always more about the journey than the destination. He proves this, once again, with Doctor Sleep. I loved this book, that is, until the last thirty percent.
I really, really, REALLY wanted to love this book, and I did, for over half of it. Then, King did as King does, and phoned in the ending.
The book peaks with the death of Crow Daddy. After that, it's all downhill. I still have no idea why Concetta's steam killed the True Knot in the lodge. Yeah, I get that she had cancer, and that cancer was transferred over to them through the steam, but why did the cancer kill them so quickly? I think King took the easy way out. Not for the first time, he created too many characters and didn't know what to do with them.
Could I have done better? Probably not. But that doesn't lessen my disappointment. Does it stand up to The Shining? Get off that horse. You knew it wouldn't. Is the first 70% of the book some of the scariest stuff King has written in almost thirty years? Yes.
Canny. Enough said.
I have friends who've given this book five stars, but I can't bring myself to give it higher that a three. And it gets that three because I love the first three-quarters of the book. Read it for yourself.
I know I truly love a book when at the end I wish it wasn't. I hope Mr. King is planning a sequel, Abra deserves a continuation.