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)
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.
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
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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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
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.
Anyone!!! Seriously Anyone!!!
...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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