I decided to give this book a try based on the positive reviews. What a waste of time and credit this purchase was! I personally had to force myself to listen to the first half and just "tossed in the towel" when it came time for the second half. I found the story to be so boring and over all juvenile! I am a fan of such authors as Stephen King and Anne Rice but I have also enjoyed the The Twilight Series and The Vampire Diaries. So please understand when I use the word "juvenile" I am in reference to the authors choice of words and over all construction of the book. As far as the narrator I feel bad saying this but her voice was irritating! Which for me is very odd since I find most British accents to be soothing. I do not know if that is her "normal" reading voice or if she is "acting". This is the first book I have ever purchased from this author and this narrator. Considering all; it will be my last.
I am a huge Stephen King fan but on that note; I enjoy many of his books more than others. I usually know with in 10 min if Im going to be "hooked" or "just listen" while I go about my sewing. Within 5 min I was hooked in the most pleasant way! So much so at times I had to turn off my audio book that I was able to get work done!
I was transported back to the Overlook hotel and the fears that came when I first read the Shining in my teen years! If you happen to be a old time fan like myself; you will absolutely love this book and have the question we all have waited so long for finally answered.. What became of Danny Torrance?!
I typically only write reviews over books that I personally find to be horrible.(My way of helping other listeners from wasting a credit who think the same way as I do) I have a library FULL of books that I dont like! I purchased this book not with credits but additional money when Audible offered this book on sale. The money I applied to this book was the best purchase I have made in quite awhile! This book goes into my "Fave" pile!! From the start I was engulfed into the characters. I laughed and cried from start to finish! I have always had dogs and currently have 3 Golden Retrievers. I found myself looking at each of them through out the story and imagining "that is EXACTLY what Luci would say" etc! I thought of my childhood and that "unconditional friend" your dog always is. It made me smile at the memories of my dogs whom have passed away a long time ago. As I said in the title.. A MUST for anyone who loves dogs! In my opinion it is suitable not only for adults but for teenagers also. Hope you love it as much as I did!
I have been a fan of Stephen King and Anne Rice books for years. After seeing so many positive reviews for this series I decided to give it a try.I honestly had a hard time listening to this book. I found the vampires in this series to be very "Comic Book" type; from their names, mannerism and even appearance.
Many people love this series but if you happen to enjoy a vampire series that is more on the line of how Anne Rice, Stephen King or even the "twilight" series is; you might find this book to be as much as a disappointment as I do.
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