We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Shining Audiobook

The Shining

Regular Price:$33.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (10367 )
5 star
 (7377)
4 star
 (2426)
3 star
 (450)
2 star
 (72)
1 star
 (42)
Overall
4.7 (9464 )
5 star
 (6971)
4 star
 (1970)
3 star
 (420)
2 star
 (67)
1 star
 (36)
Story
4.6 (9450 )
5 star
 (6557)
4 star
 (2192)
3 star
 (523)
2 star
 (110)
1 star
 (68)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kindle Customer San Diego, CA United States 04-04-17
    Kindle Customer San Diego, CA United States 04-04-17
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of Stephen King's finest"

    Fantastic totally creepy story!! I really like the extra details added to all of the characters to make them more "real" and more interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Banks Texas 03-31-17
    C. Banks Texas 03-31-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    13
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Picture Ben Stein narrating"

    And this is what you'll get. No matter which scene,the narrator's voice was monotone throughout the entire story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-30-17 Member Since 2015
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic King"

    Loved it! I saw the movie years ago, the book is so much better!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. KING 03-28-17
    A. KING 03-28-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of the best books"

    I recommend any lover of good books to read this! One of my favorite novels!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    michelle 03-20-17
    michelle 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "terrible narator"

    I really was excited to hear this one, but the narator is lackluster and monotone

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Hamed 03-19-17
    Hamed 03-19-17 Member Since 2015
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    19
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    I already knew that the book was great going through the reviews, but together with the amazing narration I believe this was one of the best audiobook products I have purchased so far. I suggest you play it on 1.25 speeds .First few minutes might sound hurried, but your brain will soon synch with the speed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ben 03-15-17
    Ben 03-15-17 Member Since 2014
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    21
    12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good performance and story"

    why do I need to write 20 words, take my god damned ratings and use them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anthony 03-14-17
    Anthony 03-14-17
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great book. great narrator."

    This was an incredible story with a great plot and an even better narrator. 5/5.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sharjen Wisconsin 03-09-17
    Sharjen Wisconsin 03-09-17 Member Since 2013
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    25
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Chillingly Excellent"

    Loved this in every way - story, characters, heart, performance. Saw the movie several times but this is my first reading (listening). The movie was the skimpiest outline of Stephen King's book. A must read! Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alecia 03-08-17
    Alecia 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great book"

    The book was great, I've never seen the movie so I went in with no expectations. I feel like I'm prepared to properly judge the film adaptation of The Shinning now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.