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  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,120

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it even more than the film!

  • By Bella on 01-23-14

Number 1 Stephen King book of all time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I began reading Stephen King in the mid 80s and skipped The Shining because I had seen it as a movie. I didn't see any reason why to read the book but it was well worth it. This is the scariest book I ever read and most well-written . I couldn't wait to get back in the car to keep listening. The performance was excellent as well. I can't wait to read this one again

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,635

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

Not at all what I expected.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Pretty much had nothing to do with living in a library. Audible suggested this book to me and I have no idea why. I thought this would be a book about imagination, and interesting books and adventures in a library.

  • The Last Cruise

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Christensen
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101

The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it's a chance to experience the bygone mid-20th century era of decadent luxury cruising. The Isabella sets sail from Long Beach, California, into calm seas on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. When a time of crisis begins, Christine and other characters find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy

  • By HIDHO on 10-11-18

cheesy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Like reading a cheesy romance novel. Kept me listening but too easy to tune it out because it was so boring at times

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,164

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Incredibly Boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I don't think I'll ever purchase a book recommended to me by AudioBooks again. I'm a huge Stephen King fan so I supposed this was recommended to me just because it's written by his son. I found it so hard to follow along with this book. The characters have no depth, the story no depth.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,082

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's over, it's finally over!

  • By Fly Fisher on 03-06-17

Best Novel Since The Stand!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I just spend 3 weeks in another world and wish I didn't have to come back to reality. I was skeptical about a book about time travel but this book kept me focused from start to finish. oh and the narrator is so good that I'm going to download a book I wouldn't ordinarily read because I think Mr Wasson can narrate anything!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,249

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

So engaging I forget about real life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I read this book three times and just had to see what it was like to listen to it on my daily commute. This story is so engaging I forget where I am sometimes. I find myself thinking of the book when I'm not listening to it and want to start reading as soon as I can. I'm sure it will listen to this time and time again as I read the book as well. This is Stephen King's best ever book by far.