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Doctor Sleep Audiobook

Doctor Sleep: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Fiction, 2014

Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Male, 2014

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.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. 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.

©2013 Stephen King (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Will Patton's delivery enhances King's prose in ways that make King's work so much more enjoyable in audio than just reading it…Patton's narrative voice captures the rhythm of King's words. His character voices, filled with a variety of regional American accents, remain consistent. Most importantly, the sinister aspects that embody characters and moments of this novel are superbly executed and will certainly leave listeners on edge." (AudioFile)

"King, not one given to sequels, throws fans a big, bloody bone with this long-drooled-for follow-up to The Shining." (Booklist)

"…a gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance's story." (Publisher’s Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer 03-07-16

    I'm a guy with a wife and 3 babies. I'm a guy who likes summer rather than winter. I'm a guy who likes art & conspiracy theories. -Kevin H.

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    "The true King is back!!"

    I loved this novel! If I could have given it 10 stars, I would. A must read for any old school King fans.

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    J. Auger 03-05-16
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    "Meh."

    it was OK, felt like it was trying too hard to be scary. library read.

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    Adam 03-03-16
    Adam 03-03-16
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    "not too bad."

    narrator was great. not nearly as chilling as the shining. worth it, I guess. twenty.

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    kbgomez Austin,Texas 03-02-16
    kbgomez Austin,Texas 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Will Patton ROCKS"

    Great book! Was afraid of disappointment, I mean how can you compete with the Shining. But as usual King "BRINGS IT"! Hope to hear more of Will Patton too!!!

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    "Gr8 listen."

    couldn't wait for this book had to get the audible version. will listen again and again.

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    "as fantastic as I learn to expect"
    What made the experience of listening to Doctor Sleep the most enjoyable?

    King's incomparable ability to tell a story with such immaculate detail


    What other book might you compare Doctor Sleep to and why?

    If you know King and like his other books, do miss out on this one.


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he can amazingly distinguish the characters with only the slightest variation in his voice. You would think a whole cast of people were reading this book to you.


    If you could rename Doctor Sleep, what would you call it?

    Abracadabra?<br/>I like Doctor Sleep way better than that.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't think you have to have read The Shinning to thoroughly enjoy this book!

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    Thomas BRIDGEPORT, WV, United States 02-28-16
    Thomas BRIDGEPORT, WV, United States 02-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    a very well developed lengthy Story. Verry good character development A story of true life

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    "Fantastic Read!"

    Over the years since Stephen King had written The Shining, I often wondered what had become of young Danny. This was a great book and I was very pleased to hear how the story was brought to a close. I also love how Stephen King seems to always leave himself an open ending, should he choose to revisit the characters we all consider friends. Perhaps before he puts the pen down, we will learn more about Abra and what her adulthood may bring once her powers or shining mature with her.

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    christon green 02-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    Great story, it's always wonderful when favorite characters come back! If I had any complaint, it would be that the narrator seemed to whisper from time to time, which means I had to keep turning the volume up and down. But overall I throughly enjoyed this and highly recommend it!

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    Chas 02-23-16
    Chas 02-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    One of his best! King is a master storyteller! I love reading his books, what a ride he takes us on.

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