This audiobook teaches so much about HOW the brain works. I bought the book (paper) but having 8 kids...um...I rarely had time to read. So, I downloaded it and was able to listen to it while I did other things and...it's just worth the listen. I will listen to this again.
One thing this book brought out...about the importance of "telling our story" was actually very important to me at the time I heard it. Shortly after listening to this...I lost my 3 year old at Disney. Formerly, I might have thought it good that she "forget" about it...but instead we told and retold that story to each other every day often for a long time...and she seems now to have no weird "fears" about being lost...
This book not only keeps everything connected through itself...but seamlessly connects The Shining all through the story. It was impressive. I also enjoyed how completely different and yet totally connected this story is from The Shining.
My only "complaint" is not about the book or about the narrator but the choice of which one to use for this book. They didn't get the same guy to read this who read The Shining...and I personally wish they would have.
I listened to Mr. Mercedes (read by this narrator) and then wanted to listen to Doctor Sleep. I realized then that it was a sequel to The Shining (which I'd never read) so I listened to that first. Then, starting Doctor Sleep I was hoping/expecting the same narrator because that would make sense, right?
But instead...it was primarily (in my mind) the voice of Jerome who started reading Doctor Sleep to me and it took probably two hours till my mind started to "hear" and accept that voice as Dan Torrance.
Now, I'm planning to soon listen to the sequel to Mr. Mercedes when it's released and I'm wondering how long it will take my mind to accept "Dan's" voice now as the characters in the new book again.
So much more than just a "horror" novel. I felt so sad for the dad, hearing his whole backstory and how happy the family was before going to The Overlook.
Very high quality story. (And I love the 1970s tidbits like the chef sitting in the smoking section of the airplane.)
Moving on now to Doctor Sleep, but I'm sure I'll listen to this one again.
It's sorta fascinating to listen to this in 2015 because when SK write this...it was a whole different world. Sam Goody. Station wagons. Everyone smoking. So much stuff stood out as just...as foreign as the fictional story.
My only "dislike" really is all the F bombs. It never fails that an hour can pass with none and then my kids walk in and it's F this and F that and then, "Mom! What are you listening to!?"
But, overall this is a good story and the guy reading it did a great job.
This story isn't about anything "amazing" yet the story...is amazing...which is really a sign of a great story teller. I will be downloading more of Liane Moriarity's books after listening to this.
The narrator's voice is very pleasant to listen to and her performance was great. She had emotion at all the right places and has slight changes in her voice for different characters' dialogue. This was a great listen!
Frank Peretti does an excellent job reading this book...which has a really great story and the ending does not disappoint. I'd say each of his books has been a "work of art" or a "masterpiece" and this book fits right in with all the others. :) I started listening to this book when I had "down time" (when I was doing something else like my hair or watering plants outside) but by half-way thru the book I was just carrying my phone around with me listening to it all the time. :)
Interesting - Inspirational - Educational
Listening to the book was really awesome because the voices of the characters. The narrators did an awesome job. I was able to water my flower garden and do lots of other things while listening to this book on my phone and I just couldn't get enough...it was just such a great performance!
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