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The Shining Audiobook

The Shining

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1977 Stephen King (P)2005 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"A master storyteller." (Los Angeles Times)

"He's the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door." (The Boston Globe)

"Scary!... Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." (The New York Times)

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    Kim 10-08-16
    Kim 10-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating Story, Great Performance"

    Such a thrilling and clever tale. I couldn't stop listening. It was in parts sublimely realistic and darkly fantastical. And the reader was so compelling.

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    Alex 10-05-16
    Alex 10-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Amazing!"

    Stephen King's fantastic prose is complemented spectacularly by the narration. This is a must read.

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    Amazon Customer 10-04-16
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    "Just finished it"

    Intense and genially creepy, can't wait to listen to it again, and again and again.

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    kimberlyCafe 10-02-16
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    "Loved it! Now I want to view the movie! Thank you!"

    I truly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator was excellent. It had made me want to view the movie again, with a much better understanding!

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    Todd 09-30-16
    Todd 09-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story and well read"

    it was great to hear the book after seeing the movie so many times. Lots of differences but I expected that knowing some of the movie history.

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    travis 09-29-16
    travis 09-29-16
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    "great!"

    great book shorter than I thought can't wait to get to Dr No Sleep. would like to see a movie based on this

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    Gabe IL 09-27-16
    Gabe IL 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Preferred Stanley Kubrick's vision."

    Just my opinion, but I thought the book was a bit on the boring side. I know it's offensive to King fans, but Stanley Kubrick's vision of Jack and his family and how things come to be in the hotel was much scarier.

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    richard 09-17-16
    richard 09-17-16
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    "very entertaining"

    narrator did a great job. best book on audible ive heard in a while bbbbbnbb bbbbbb bbbbbb bbbbbb. bbbbb

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    RebeccaS 09-17-16
    RebeccaS 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak Voice Actor."

    All in all it is a good story. I'd only wish that the person telling the story had a stronger voice and more voice inflection. To me the voice actor sounded weak.

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    Amazon Customer United States 09-16-16
    Amazon Customer United States 09-16-16
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    "outstanding......again"

    This has to be the 5th time I have listened to this. Each time is better as I pick up new things along the way!!

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