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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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    Dustin Elliott 04-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Exceeded expectations"

    When I heard there was a sequel to one of my favorite King novels, The Shining, I was ecstatic but when I read the synopsis I was like "ehh, I'm not so sure about this." I put off listening to it for a while but finally after running through so many other King tales I decided to give it a go. Wow, I should never underestimated King. Terrific book. Amazing performance by Will Patton as usual. It's a great true sequel unlike many others. It doesn't just rehash a bunch of crap and add a few new elements. King gives us a deep and at times disturbing look into the life of Danny Torrance and the aftermath of his life. He doesn't force anything and make it outlandish. The reader gets a clear understanding of who Danny has become and why. He is a flawed hero, which I really dig. All too often writers make these squeaky clean heroes that seem implausible and thus unrelatable. That's not the case here. I won't go into detail and spoil anything but I'll just say this, I urge you to listen to this and hear how a sequel is supposed to be done and told by two masters (King and Patton).

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    Tricia Lott 04-10-16
    Tricia Lott 04-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Can Will Patton narrate every book??"

    Great to reconnect with Danny Torrence. World make a great movie. Angelina as Rose; Jim Stress as Danny.

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    Malcolm 04-08-16
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    "Loved it!"

    It is now one of my favorite Steven King books. Excellent! Just beware listening or reading at bedtime.

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    Mich Gren 04-05-16
    Mich Gren 04-05-16
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    "awesome book"

    it's great to see what happens to Doc and everyone else from the overlook. Extremely solid novel.

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    Amber 04-04-16
    Amber 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. From the very first page, it grabs your attention. Most books have a time or two when they can get a little boring but that did not happen with Dr. Sleep.


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

    Doctor Sleep had the same feel as The Shining seeing as how it is a sequel.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    I love Will Patton. He has an amazing talent for changing his voice for different characters so you know when different characters are speaking.


    If you could take any character from Doctor Sleep out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    This is a tough question to answer. There are several amazing new characters to get to know in this book but I guess if I had to chose just one it would have to be Dan. He was there from the beginning in The Shining and survived to the end of Doctor Sleep plus Dan could easily bring Abra along to dinner as well.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoyed this book and the performance by Will Patton be sure to check out Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers by Stephen King read by Will Patton. The third and final book of the Bill Hodges trilogy "End of Watch" will be out on June 7, 2016.

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    Amazon Customer 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "gotta say I loved it., dragged a bit in the middle"

    it ended up taking me a year to finish this book because I kept falling asleep in the middle chapters took a break and went at it fresh 5 months later and could not stop listening

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    Barbara NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Canada 04-01-16
    Barbara NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Canada 04-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    I watched the shining movie like many people, but before listening to Dr Sleep I listened to the Shining book for the first time . Highly recommended you do that first. Dr Sleep was a great story and performance i couldn't wait to get back to each time, on of kings best

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    Cassandra Chotiner western New York 03-21-16
    Cassandra Chotiner western New York 03-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing Sequel"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book! I couldn't stop. I'm a truck driver and listen to books while I'm driving but I couldn't go into my deliveries without listening to it too.
    To hear how Danny grew up and all of his struggles and accomplishments. I didn't want the book to end. Thank you for all of your hard work Stephen King. Been a fan since the first novel I ever read (pet semetery).
    This book is definitely going to be virtually dog legged and ragged by getting read over and over!

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    Deb C 03-20-16
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    "Awesome to learn about Danny's life"

    I always wondered how Danny survived and lived after the Overlook. Great read and a few times, I had to take a break as I was too scared. Thanks for the thrill, laughs, and wrapping up the Shinning.

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    Fayralen D. Gipson DeSoto, TX 03-19-16
    Fayralen D. Gipson DeSoto, TX 03-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story...Mind Blowing followup to the Shining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Sleep to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Will Patton is an exceptional narrator


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

    The Shining or Let Me In


    Have you listened to any of Will Patton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I love his voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    There is NOTHING like Family


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