Fair but not exceptional.
The moments between Dan and Abra are very strong. Well plotted story with a lot of satisfying resolutions. Blissfully free of any deus ex machina (a King weakness), well mostly, but the one slight cheat at the end was both minor and such a nifty moment of closure for the protagonist that it's very forgivable.
Patton is a fine actor but I wasn't fond of his reading. I won't seek out books read by him.
Very riveting in places. Fast-paced and keeps the reader engaged.
Exciting and emotionally satisfying sequel to The Shining.
First of all if you have not read the Shining, stop and do that first. Of course you can listen to this first, but you can also stick you hand in a light socket, but why would you want to.
Now....I have listened to or read every Stephen King novel. I like them all, but This is now my second favorite behind 11/22/63. It is well written and keeps up a healthy pace. I honestly could not imagine using your audible credit on any other book before this one.
Will Patton does a great job by the way, once you get the metal picture of the coach from Remember the Titans out of your head.
Yes. The Shining has always been my favorite Stephen King novel. I really didn't think a sequel could possibly match it. I was mistaken. Will Patton brings the characters alive so well. He is one of my favorite narrators anyway. If you've never heard him read James Lee Burke, please do.
Will Patton performs Rose perfect! You can really imagine her evilness! Llllloved his performance of all the characters.
this book made me decide to join audible. Best Narrator
Danny Torrence of course. He is awesome
He made the story come alive.
when the Tommy was killed.
I am a huge Stephen King fan and having his books in audibles makes the stories come alive.
Stephen King continues his fantastic return to form with Doctor Sleep. Following Dumas Key and Under the Dome, Doctor Sleep is not just a sequel to The Shining, it's a riveting enjoyable thrill ride that harkens back to why we fell in love with Mr. King in the first place. Clever, insightful and funny go hand-in-hand with exciting, scary and heart-stopping. I LOVE THIS GUY! Ranks among the best!
Will Patton does a fantastic job. Great storyteller! I'll look for more books read by him.
The Knot or True Knot
From very close the opening of the book, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. Not since reading It, and Pet Cemetary had I actually had to stop reading and look around for the old rotting woman from room 237.
Everything it was spooky and touched on addiction and co-dependance, yet had a warm family angle that balanced it nicely.
both I laughed and cried.
Any true King fan will love this book.
I listen to my books at work, and looked forward each day to continuing with the book. It was a really good book.
While I appreciate that King's books have shocking themes and are meant to be horror stories, I was only able to get through about and hour and a half of this one before I'd had more than enough. The story begins with graphic descriptions of sexual abuse of a child by his grandfather and then goes on to a different part of the story line with even more graphical sexual abuse. I have never been a victim of sexual abuse, but have close friends who have been. This book needs a warning label since it would certainly be a trigger for many survivors of sexual abuse. I enjoy a good horror novel and am not easily offended by bad language or other potentially offensive themes, but this one is way over the top. I will be returning this title, mostly unread.
I always wondered what happened to Danny from the shining. How nice to finally know.
Finding the connection to the characters.
His voice really created the characters. I honestly thought it was Stephen King reading to me at first.
Danny of coarse. Maybe Rose the hat.
This book does not disappoint. It is brilliant from beginning to end.