Well I've read this book twice before. The audiobook version is ok. Bad narration.
There aren't any books quite like this. Very original.
No. All characters sound exactly the same. If I had never read this, it would be more difficult to tell. He reads completely in monotone. He also sounds a little bored. Narrators can ruin amazing books. Enjoyable but could be way better. He doesn't add any drama to the story.
Why would someone want to rename the book? Silly question.
I see a lot of comments about the Stanly Kubrick movie. Firstly, that is complete trash. This is the real story of the Torrance family. The movie could never compare to this, ever. In the 90's there was a mini-series made of this book. Not a great movie but a far better adaption the what Kubrick did. Steven Weber plays Jack Torrance. He read "IT" for audible and did an amazing job. I wish he could have read this. However, this is an audiobook site. Let's save the reviews for the book. Not movies.
No. They are the same obviously
I thought the story very original. I can't think of one like it.
It was okay. No different voices. Didn't add any drama. Just a straight reading.
I hope a movie isn't made
I thought this was very good. I love all the works of Stephen King. He's my favorite author. The story and ending we're pretty depressing. Not a lot of books like this. Certainly worth the credit.
No. They are exactly the same.
I wouldn't ever consider myself to be an editor.
See my review for pillars of the earth
Compared to pillars of the earth. This is only about half as good. It's good but not that good. I suppose you can tell by my lack of detail in this review
The attention to detail.
Its attention to detail. All the struggles for power. The manipulation the characters do to each other. The love, the betrayals . It's very good.It started very slow. It was hard to get into but after awhile I couldn't stop listening. Amazing book.
He once did a reading for "A Feast for Crows" by George Martin. Personally, I couldn't finish the reading. I didn't like anything he did with it. Mispronounced names and places. Didn't do different voices. Doesn't even touch Roy Dotrice. However, with this he did a very good job. He has a good French accent. Added just the right amount of drama.
The very end. Phillip tells William that it's too late. You'll know what I mean.
This stands as one of my favorite books. It's very detailed, well written, and never boring (except the beginning). I love history so maybe I enjoyed it more than most people would.
This is one if those books that a lot of other books will be compared too. It's a classic that will be with me forever. I always recommend the works of Stephen King.
There are a lot of books that could be compared to this. Just don't ever dismiss a book because it's like another.
The whole book was my favorite
This is another silly question from audible
This is one of those books that will still be around long after we are gone. If You like horror and Stephen King, this is one of his best works. Amazing from start to finish. Grover Gardner does a very good reading. Totally worth the credit, and my time.
I loved everything. My mother has been trying to get e to read this for almost 15 years. I'm sorry I waited so long. Robert McCammon is an amazing author
People compare this to the stand for some reason that I can't figure. Except for being the apocalypse and having a mysterious villain. They are nothing alike. I think this is very original
He does a very good job. He dies different voices for every character. Add lots of drama to the reading. Doesn't speak in monotone at any point. I wish he did more readings.
Why would anyone want to do that. Silly question
This is a very good story. Some parts can be horrific, and graphic. However, what about a nuclear holocaust is supposed to be pleasant. I think he did a very good job of describing what desperate people are capable of. Just remember though, the sun always rises, evil only triumphs when good people do nothing.
Very good book. Not the best audiobook but certainly a damn good book
I like all the characters
Nothing. He doesn't do different voices or add any drama too the story. However, I enjoy his reading. I like his voice
Grey. I think that's how you spell it. I remember him after so long because of what happens to him
Great book. Not what I was expecting after the passage but very good. Can't wait for the city of mirrors.
It was nice to get an original story involving "vampires" I really can't stand twilight garbage.
Like I said original. Can't really compare it to another book. There may be one but I haven't read one.
Not a lot really. Doesn't do different voices. Doesn't add much drama. For some reason I enjoyed the reading. I just liked Scott Bricks voice. The other narrators aren't in it enough to review
I hope a movie isn't made.
Worth the credit I spent. However form your own opinion.
Finally, after 20 years, I finally get to hear about what happened to Danny
I don't want to give away any of the story. It was memorable in every way
I've never heard Will Patton before. He did ok. Not great, but certainly not bad enough to stop listening. I just wish they could have used Steven Weber. Not a lot of people know this, but he played Jack Torrance once. So he's already familiar with the material. Also, he did an amazing job reading "IT". If you haven't heard it, I really recommend you do so.
I wish I had that kind of time. Or freedom
It's been a long time since Stephen King wrote any kind of actual horror. This has gotten closer than anything else he written in awhile. I think this is very good and very much worth the credit and time.
I keep seeing comments about the Stanly Kubrick piece of trash that shouldn't even carry the name of the shining. I suppose I'm just prejudice. The shining was one of the first books I ever read. I read it at age 9. Then I saw that garbage in my early teens. Certainly not my thing. However, if your a movie person. They made a mini series in the early or mid 90's. It's a far better adaption. Stephen Weber plays Jack Torrance. Rebecca DeMornay plays Wendy. Check it out.
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