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  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,857

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

I was expecting more. Unnecessarily long story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-16

I read The Shining and was expecting more from this book. The plot takes way too long to evolve. This book could easily be shortened to a third of its length to keep the story pace more interesting. Long pointless dialogues fill spaces until something interesting happens. Some caracthers, like Rose, are not convincing. They seem to come from fairy tales or comic books.
The narrator does a good job.

  • Anno Dracula

  • Book 1
  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

With the versatile voice talent of William Gaminara, acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London. It is 1888, and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and British spy Charles Beauregard as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun combo of history with famous fiction

  • By Virginia on 01-10-12

Great idea for a book, but poorly developed plot

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Great idea for a book, but unfortunately a poorly developed plot. Too much time spent with conflicting female characters. Could have developed better the "parallel history" juxtaposed with great fictional characters. Not sure I'll follow the next books.

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  • Rosemary's Baby

  • By: Ira Levin
  • Narrated by: Mia Farrow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

She is a housewife: young, healthy, blissfully happy. He is an actor: charismatic and ambitious. The spacious, sun-filled apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is their dream home, a dream that turns into an unspeakable nightmare. Enter the chilling world of Ira Levin, where terror is as near as your new neighbors and where evil wears the most innocent face of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Here Be Witches

  • By Michael E. Wallster on 08-05-11

Excellent story; masterful reading!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Any additional comments?

This audiobook just HAD to be narrated by Mia Farrow. Ira Levin's story plot is so well developed and the characters are remarkable.

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