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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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    Sharon 01-04-15
    Sharon 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Dr. Sleep does not disappoint!"

    What a great read! Highly recommend. I could not put this down, although there were times I had to because it was scaring the crap out of me!

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    DanzinPr 01-04-15
    DanzinPr 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    Though I was skeptical about reading a sequel to a colt classic novel and movie I purchased both the hard copy and the audible version to read at my leisure. From the first few chapters until the last chapter I was totally entranced by the story. all of the loose ends are tied up in this book and the twist was even better then I had previously imagined. If he doesn't make this into a movie I will be extremely disappointed.

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    Kathleen Todd 01-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cool book"

    Loved it. Now we know what happen to Danny and how his life turned out was a nice twist I don't see coming

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    May Rico 01-01-15
    May Rico 01-01-15
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    "Great sequel with AWESOME narration!"
    Where does Doctor Sleep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've only just started with audiobooks. My favorite so far.


    What other book might you compare Doctor Sleep to and why?

    It's a wonderful sequel to the shining. Enjoyed following Danny's journey to a stable adult.


    Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

    One doesn't stand out. He did a wonderful job giving them all life.


    If you could take any character from Doctor Sleep out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I don't really like this question.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to write this review becuase of Will Patton. EXCELLENT narration. He has the voice of an accomplshed storyteller, and brought everyone to life.

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    ALLISON BARKSDALE 12-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Exceptional"

    This is a great follow up to The Shining. Will Patton really draws you into the world of Stephen King.

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    Sherry Fascia 12-30-14
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    "Good story but..."

    Narration was great, story was great, but ending battle was a little hard to follow. I've read all things SK but for some reason I can't quite put my finger on, this one just didn't live up to expectations.

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    Stacy 12-25-14
    Stacy 12-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"
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    Thank you Stephen King for telling us what happened to Danny and his mom. I understand so much more about The Shining now. The reader is amazing and I enjoyed every second!

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    CHARLES 12-19-14
    CHARLES 12-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Steven King"
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    Excellent, kept me interested from beginning to end, some good twists and turns in the plot.

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    Lisa 12-17-14
    Lisa 12-17-14
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    "Good one!"
    What did you love best about Doctor Sleep?

    Great story, fantastic follow up to one of the best King novels.


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    A must read

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    Amy Rexford, NY, United States 12-12-14
    Amy Rexford, NY, United States 12-12-14 Member Since 2011

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    "pretty great on all fronts"

    The performance is outstanding. Just outstanding. The story is really fun to listen to because it brings back memories of The Shining I didn't know I had. I read that book as a young girl and it had a big impact. So, this was really great.

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