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The Shining Audiobook

The Shining

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Charese 01-07-16
    Charese 01-07-16
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    "Your a genuine great writer"

    Loved it I've seen the movie but books are my passion in usually a time travel reader my husband had suggested to read your novels I've read probably about twenty of them loved them all but the dark towers series

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    Stephanie 01-04-16
    Stephanie 01-04-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The perfect novel"

    Possibly my favorite book. Absolutely perfectly crafted. Doctor Sleep was a terrible disappointment, but that cannot take anything away from this beautifully written gem.

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    Amanda 01-04-16
    Amanda 01-04-16
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    "The book makes sense"

    This book was great! The movie confused the crap out of me so I decided to read the book. So glad I did!

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    Sandra 12-23-15
    Sandra 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "King never disappoints"

    Like most people I've seen the movie but after reading other reviews saying it was nothing like the movie, I decided to give it a try. I'm not a crazy fan of the movie or anything, I've actually seen it a few times but can't get too into it. ANWAY, the book is so much more interesting and Dark. I did not want this book to end but I will say that it's a bit slow in the beginning. Give it a try!

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    Cory Holloway 12-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Way better than the movie"

    Great choice in Campbell Scott for Narrator. He was able to change his voice so that you could tell which characters were speaking. The audiobook held my attention way better than the book or movie. I loved the details in the story, way scarier than the movie. Use earbuds if you have little ones, or around those who are easily disturbed.

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    eleni loumbroukos 12-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Book > Movie"

    So I watched the movie first and kind of hated it to nee perfectly honest. I read info it and learned about how different of a direction Stanley Kubrick took the story, and I have to say I'm happy I took the time to hear the original

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    Grayson 11-29-15
    Grayson 11-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit cheesier than the movie"

    Without spoiling much, King's novel is less of a psychological horror about one man losing his mind in isoloation, and more of a story about an evil hotel. It was well written, though the story lost its momentum several times (Danny sees something scary, runs to his parents, they freak out, then return to the status quo, repeat), but overall was highly enjoyable

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    Ann United States 11-20-15
    Ann United States 11-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "fun and creepy"

    I liked the end much better than the movie. This is a great late late autumn read.

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    Kristen Blythe 11-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    One of my all time favorites but the performance was amazing!!! Always a classic!!! Extremely well performed!

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    Ajani Is Great MO 11-13-15
    Ajani Is Great MO 11-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Not the Movie... But Better😀"

    Loved this book. Normally I don't care for books (or movies for that matter) that feature kids as main characters. it King was able to dig deep into the complexities of Danny instead of oversimplifying him as some do (think Sansa GOT). Also it's pretty awesome listening to Jack trying to hold it together

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