This may be a good book to read and ponder about, but as an audiobook it just doesn't cut it. It goes way too fast and if you get distracted for a second you lose track of what they're saying. It's not like a novel or some simpler non fiction, it's not an easy listen. Do not try it if you lack perfect focus while listening to audiobooks.
The story is fantastic. I've read the book (a physical book) and I fell in love with the plot, the complexity of the settings, and the various characters. The themes of the story are honor, loyalty, love, responsibility, dignity, and so on… full of chivalry.
The quality of the audiobook is terrible. At a low volume it's ok (but too low for comfort) and if you turn up the volume, the narrator spits into the microphone every two seconds, and the sound is a bit noisy. I couldn't bear to listen more than 5 minutes. Get the real book instead.
The scenes regarding room 217 were creepy as creepy can be. And Campbell Scott's voice was spot on for the mood.
This is one of those horror stories that pass the test of time. Do not be discouraged by the fact that Stephen King is a very popular/mainstream writer, he is a FANTASTIC storyteller. And this audiobook edition will send shivers down your spine.
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