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The Shining Audiobook

The Shining

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.
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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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    Cristina I. 08-15-15
    Cristina I. 08-15-15 Member Since 2015

    Love to work, read, eat, take walks and laugh at cartoons. Still hoping to see Tokyo again.

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    "Classic Stephen King"

    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.

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    Renee Lilley Michigan 08-14-15
    Renee Lilley Michigan 08-14-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing story, so-so reader"

    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!

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    Sandra L. Etemad Philadelphia, PA 08-12-15
    Sandra L. Etemad Philadelphia, PA 08-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Spectacular and everything"

    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.

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    buyonoccassion 08-10-15
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    "Take your medicine and enjoy it"

    Movie is great. Book is fantastic. The reader is wonderful. It really creeped me out in the way you want it to (why else listen to Stephen king?)

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    Wendy Richards 07-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Stephen King great in the beginning"

    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

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    Logan Barker 07-21-15
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    "Amazing"

    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.

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    Andrew Kosuda 07-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very good"

    Saw the movie when I was a kid, just finished dr sleep so I figured I needed to go back to the original. I'm glad I did,

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    Natacha Savage 07-13-15
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    "Good book but long"

    Good story and lots of action! Just found it long. But Worth the buy for sure

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    Tina Chaney 07-13-15
    Tina Chaney 07-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    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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    Stikym4 07-12-15
    Stikym4 07-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic"

    Classic King from start to finish! Great job by Campbell Scott bringing this masterpiece to life.

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