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)
the story was amazing could wait to finish it. the narrator was monotone at the beginning. making it some what a challenge to tell when he switched characters. however towards the middle he had rectified that.
I listened to the Audible book after reading Doctor Sleep. I heard the book was better than the movie. I have to agree. The inner voices in the book are disturbing. And since I had Jack Nicholson imagined as Jack already, It's easy to imagine how Stephen King wrote the Jack character for Nicholson. Going to read Doctor Sleep again!
The story in general was fantastic! I was reluctant because I thought the movie was decent, but didn't love it. The book however is SO much better! It goes much more in depth into the characters. I particularly like that you got inside the boy's head, which made him seem much more grown up and relatable than the movie. I also like that the book explains the evens as a possession of sorts rather than just cabin fever.
I highly recommend reading this book!
I thought the narrator did a fantastic job with all the characters!
it was very captivating but extremely vulgar. dozens of unnecessary obscenities. very good book but wish some of the unnecessary curse words and obscene comments could have been left out.
the story was alright. I think overall I prefer the movie, but I did like the ending better on the book. however the narrator voice was too low and monotone to keep my attention on my long daily drives and made it blend into road noise.
I never quite got the movie. So I thought I would listen to the book and have it expanded to me. Ok I got it about the the third time. Way to much repetition. Might have been good with about half as much blabbering. But if you get paid by the word?
OK, so the reading was a bit monotonous for my taste, but I didn't have a bit of trouble sinking into the story.
The Shining is terrifying and fascinating, a wonderful book by Stephen King about ghosts, evil, alcoholism, and manipulation. The characters are easy to love and hate, the setting is spooky and wonderfully vivid. You can't go wrong with this one.
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