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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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    Maribel 05-21-15
    Maribel 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!"

    Performance by Campbell Scott could have been better. He whispers when he should be screaming. At times it seems like he's rushing to finish. Otherwise fantastic story, a classic.

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    Luis P. 05-21-15
    Luis P. 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "King at his finest"

    Dr. Sleep was my first King novel. a gift for birthday; I've been hooked since then. So reading The Shining was a must. Amazing piece of art, Jack was so intriguing, so raw, so enticing. I now understand Danny's tendencies in the sequel

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    Kristi 05-17-15
    Kristi 05-17-15
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    "One of the best"

    Not like the movie and for good reason. My favorite Stephen king book. Give it a try it's worth every penny.

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    mightyTHOUGHTS New York 05-15-15
    mightyTHOUGHTS New York 05-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic journey"

    This is my first Audible review ever so please bear with me. I didn't know what to expect from an audio (this being my first one) and I loved it. The pace was well, the emotions were believable and not rushed. Everything about it was very well done.

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    Colin Round Hill, VA, United States 05-15-15
    Colin Round Hill, VA, United States 05-15-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Better than the movie"

    I only new about the movie at first. The movie is nothing like the book. The book is much better.

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    hmmmmmm....really? 05-14-15
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    "Classic and much more balanced than Kubrick film.."

    Classic book with awesome characters / balanced and awesome Classic book with awesome characters / balanced and awesome Classic book with awesome characters / balanced and awesomeClassic book with awesome characters / balanced and awesome

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    Jose 05-14-15
    Jose 05-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Thrilling!!! Loved it"

    Loved the story telling ! I couldn't figure out the outcome! Funny how many modern terror stories are very similar to this. I would've loved if it had a twist at all the end

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    Erica 05-07-15
    Erica 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Narrator ruins this one"
    What did you like best about The Shining? What did you like least?

    I remember years ago when I read this book I thought it was great and one of Stephan Kings best books but I can't get through the audio book for it. The Narrators performance it just plan awful.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Campbell Scott?

    Anyone!!! Seriously Anyone!!!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I have


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    Jessica A. Bowden Tampa, Florida United States 05-03-15
    Jessica A. Bowden Tampa, Florida United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "It's king..."

    ...not my favorite....but a wonderful study into the human experience.....not the literary quote, unquote...but the naked and raw silence of your own experiences bleeding into his story.... those things that really scare you...memories and mirrors....if that's a bit cryptic. ...then take a listen...(to any of his stories).....you'll see ....If you put your ear to the keyhole.....its king.....that's all you need to know.

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    Clifton Cearley 05-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic King"

    Great story, great performance. Typical s & s audio production. Not a story that the theater can capture appreciably. I'm done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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