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  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3026)
    Performance
    (2788)
    Story
    (2809)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "Hours of terrifying entertainment"
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    Would you listen to The Shining again? Why?

    Yes, because King's writing is riveting and Scott's performance made the writing come alive.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detail and the imagery, being terrified.


    Have you listened to any of Campbell Scott’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I've added many of his other performances to my wish list.


    If you could rename The Shining, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (620)

    On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as The Long Walk. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying.

    Bill says: "The Amazing, Darker Side of Stephen King"
    "Who?"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend that a friend read the book instead of listening to the audiobook because I think that I would have enjoyed it more that way. I had a hard time keeping track of the characters. I don't know why, but when a character yelled/screamed, it bothered me that the narrator read those parts in a weird raspy whisper voice. He also mispronounced some Maine place names.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The questions that aren't answered, mainly why do they do this?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kirby Heyborne?

    I don't know. I liked him mostly, but the yelling voice was weird to me.


    Do you think The Long Walk needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. It would ruin the ending of this one to know what happens after.


    Any additional comments?

    As someone from Maine, I don't understand why narrators/readers can't find out how to pronounce the names of places in the setting of a book. I imagine it's the same for listeners from different parts of the country/world. It takes me away from the story to hear a simple town name mispronounced.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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