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Doctor Sleep Audiobook

Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Fiction, 2014

Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Male, 2014

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

©2013 Stephen King (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Will Patton's delivery enhances King's prose in ways that make King's work so much more enjoyable in audio than just reading it…Patton's narrative voice captures the rhythm of King's words. His character voices, filled with a variety of regional American accents, remain consistent. Most importantly, the sinister aspects that embody characters and moments of this novel are superbly executed and will certainly leave listeners on edge." (AudioFile)

"King, not one given to sequels, throws fans a big, bloody bone with this long-drooled-for follow-up to The Shining." (Booklist)

"…a gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance's story." (Publisher’s Weekly)

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    Anything Steven is great. This was a read well too. I love that he finished the shining. Now I have to listen to it again.

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    Piper 01-31-15
    Piper 01-31-15

    I love to read and listen now too.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Absolutely well time spent. There was history there.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Warm.


    What three words best describe Will Patton’s voice?

    even, monotone, sometimes soothing


    Was Doctor Sleep worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    It feels like SK is tying up loose ends?

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    don rajon 01-30-15
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    "Intriguing and suspense filled"

    I did not know what to expect with this book. I was pleasantly surprised. As someone who did not read the shining, the book did a good job of laying the foundations. It also built on that. All my predictions were wrong which is a sign of a great author. Really great read

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    "Great listen!"

    I loved it. The narration was was excellent. I'm never disappointed with my favorite author.

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    "What's up Doc?"

    Closure is something we all need, Dan Torrance understands this now. Funny what forty years can do i
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    Gadget Man Cedar Rapids, IA 01-21-15
    Gadget Man Cedar Rapids, IA 01-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just could not stop listening."

    I really enjoyed this one by my favourite author. Keep them coming Stevo! How about another one of Roland's adventures?

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    "King and Patton= pure entertainment."

    I loved this novel! I have read many Stephen King books with varying reactions. (Dumas Key, wonderful, Under the Dome, not so much. ) Dr. Sleep is fast paced and exciting. The character of Danny is well-developed and sympathetic. I recommend it highly.
    Will Patton is the best narrator in the business. I often buy books simply because he is reading them. His accents are wonderful and I often forget that there is only one person reading the book. Characters are distinct as if listening to a play. He has really spoiled me for any other narrator. Stephen King and Will Patton are an irresistible combination.

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    Nan M. 01-18-15
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    "awesome as always"

    great writer. as always K ing scares us and makes us love it. just fantastic

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    kelly 01-13-15
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    "it all makes sense..."

    Love Danny all grown up, finding out more than what I ever expected, brings it back to life. outstanding!!!

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    Michael Rensselaer, IN, United States 01-09-15
    Michael Rensselaer, IN, United States 01-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb!!!"

    Absolutely fantastic story! Amazing narration! Buy it! You will NOT be disappointed in the slightest.

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