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Doctor Sleep Audiobook

Doctor Sleep

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Publisher's Summary

An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, 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 tween 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....

©2013 Stephen King (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Aleksandra
    Warsaw, Poland
    8/26/15
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    "Disappointment"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who hasn't read the Shining, as it is well below the standard set by this book.


    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    There are many storylines that are not really developped - he should have cut them down and concentrate on the main story of Danny and Abra. The concept of True Knots also was rather silly, nothing to compare with the evils from the Shining.


    What three words best describe Will Patton’s performance?

    At some points - overacted, distinctive (it's pretty easy to distinguish different characters)easy to understand.


    What character would you cut from Doctor Sleep?

    Concetta - Stephen King doesn't really give her a meaning in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naomi
    8/13/15
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    "speechless"

    amazing, blown away recommend highly to all steven king fans.must read the shining before reading this as you will not get as much pleasure from it but we'll worth the read x

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  • Ian R
    8/10/15
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    "Shines as bright as it's predecessor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Enjoyed the portrait of the main character. Starts at rock bottom and begins his journey to peace and redemption


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

    Joyland. This is another Stephen King book and like many of his works seems to capture the essence of the main character, "warts and all". The overall tone of downbeat threat comes through in both stories


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The early scene where Dan really hits "rock bottom". If you read or listen to the book you will be left in no doubt as to which scene I mean.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Needed to be savoured and considered over time.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Excellent performance by Will Paton. His characterisation gave life to "Dan".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gail
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
    7/12/15
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    "Enjoyed every minute of this book."

    I thought Will Patton did a really good job reading it. Loved the storyline and the back references to The Dining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • darren
    London, United Kingdom
    7/12/15
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    "Enjoyable but not one of his best."
    Any additional comments?

    I largely enjoyed this audio book but did find the end very disappointing.If you're a Stephen King fan I'm sure this will appeal but he has many better books out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timm T.
    6/8/15
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    "SUPERB story!!"

    Loved the range of voices Will Patton has and how you could very easily differentiate between characters. Deep and detailed story line and a great follow up to little Danny Torrens!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • a
    4/24/15
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    "Fantastic"

    As someone who lost his father at an early age the bit near to the end ( don't worry I will not give it away) !!! I found myself close to tears .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tomtimes
    3/6/15
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    "Excellent follow up to the shining!"

    A must read for all Stephen King fans .throughly recommend
    Will Patton's narration excellent wow

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    2/2/15
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    "The Shining 2!"

    Excellent sequel, masterfully narrated. Highly recommended. If you liked the shining you'll love this. You get to see what happens to old characters and meet many interesting new ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    United Kingdom
    1/22/15
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    "Traditional King"

    Slow start but it warmed up and I enjoyed it. Took a while to get used to the narrator's voice but he was good after I'd synched in. King overuses some stuff such as people laughing inappropriately but you know what you're going to get. Nothing ground-breaking but solid stuff and enjoyable.

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