Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
©1977 Stephen King (P)2005 Random House Audio
"A master storyteller." (Los Angeles Times)
"He's the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door." (The Boston Globe)
"Scary!... Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." (The New York Times)
Love to work, read, eat, take walks and laugh at cartoons. Still hoping to see Tokyo again.
I read the book first and then I watched the movie. The book gave me goose bumps. The movie was good, but missed so many interesting parts from the book. A must-read from my perspective. And if you liked it - continue with Dr. Sleep.
Such an intense story, from start to finish. I was addicted. I'm not a huge fan of the reader, his angry voice is pretty annoying. Not enough for it to be a big deal. Highly recommended book either way!
I didn't think it was possible that the book could live up to the movie, even though I knew that they were very, very different, but I was wrong.
The lack of ambiguity of what The Overlook is capable of is really what made this the superior work.
Go read it if you like spooky horror.
Stephen King shows that what he wrote in the past and what he writes today still one of the greatest or dare storytellers there are wonder what goes through his mind
Campbell Scott was one of the best orators I've ever heard. I was more concerned with listening to him as I was the plot. Excellent reader. Many times I was legitimately frightened as I was also rapt with anticipation. This book is incredible and Mr. King is easily one of the greatest writers, horror or not, of the century.
My 1st audio book and I really loved it! I'm a huge Stephen King fan but had never read The Shining, or seen the movie so I decided this would be my first audio book. I was not disappointed!
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