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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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    BRE 10-28-16
    BRE 10-28-16

    Thanks to all the members of my Audible fan club!

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    "The Movie is Way Better than Book!"

    I was surprised at how different this book was from the movie and after finishing the book I knew why. If you are wondering why, it's because the book is so bad. The overall idea of the book was interesting, but as usual King filled the book with nonsensical prose and too many stupid events. The movie producers smartly made the changes to make the movie watchable. Another King letdown for me.

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    Derrelle 10-26-16
    Derrelle 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very different from the movie, enjoyed it"

    the voice actors were great. the story was much more satisfying than the movie. I recommend it highly.

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    Joe Torregano 10-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome"

    I read this book years ago, and took the time to listen to it. Performance was A+.

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    Quinn 10-19-16
    Quinn 10-19-16
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    "A fan of the movie, a huge fan of the book"

    This story highly exceeded the film adaptation in every way. Stephen King killed it. Fin.

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    Stephanie Gomez 10-19-16
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    "First book on Audible."

    This was my first book on Audible and I was not disappointed. Campbell Scott did an amazing job and I felt so immersed the entire time. He adds just enough spooky in his voice to make listening to this at night a little scary (perfect for October). I highly HIGHLY recommend this for any King lover.

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    Roz 10-10-16
    Roz 10-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic horror very well done!"

    Performance was excellent, and really brought out all the layers of the book. I'd only ever seen the movie before and this reading really brings the story home.

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    Therese Brown Decatur Illinois 10-08-16
    Therese Brown Decatur Illinois 10-08-16

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    "Loved it for a second time!!"

    I like to read a supernatural thriller around Halloween- The Shining definitely fits the bill! There is no comparison between the book and the movie. The characters are fully developed in the book. You care about them and definitely see the Overlook as an entity all it's own. The narration was also absolutely on point! It added to the story and was not a distraction. It reminds me just how great a writer Stephen King is!!! I highly recommend this audible book!! I could not stop listening!!! Enjoy!!

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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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