I remember reading The Shining years ago when it was released in paperback. It kept me awake all night. The film with Jack Nicholson was outstanding. Thought I would try this audiobook. YAWN! The narrator is very "monotone," and the story now didn't seem to be as thrilling as I remember it. I suppose that sometimes a movie version is better than the book. If you want horror and suspense from the "master of horror," skip this audiobook, and rent the Jack Nicholson version of the movie instead.
No. This rendition is simply boring.
Ther narrator should have put more "life" into this. I love to hear a good storyteller. The performer who read this audiobook is simply not a great storyteller.
Waste of time.
As in many of his books, Stephen King sets the story in the town of Derry, ME. After reading so many of his books, I feel as though I have been there and know the landmarks etc. The concept for this story is unique. There are many people who do not like this book, and many say it is not his best work. I agree it is not at his best, but I still enjoy it. Some of my friends say that it is "far fetched." My response? This is a work of fiction, in the horror and suspense genre, it is supposed to be far fetched. If you want realism, then read non-fiction.
I've only listened to one other Stephen King novel (The Shining) and this one is far better.
Towards the end of the epilogue. I do not want to be more specific, because I would be giving away the ending!!
Eli Wallach is a master storyteller. Listening to him reminds me of listening to my grandfather tell me stories when I was a kid. His voice and method of delivery almost sounds like Burgess Meredith. I hope I come across other audio books read by Mr. Wallach.
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