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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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    Anonymous 06-26-17
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    "Amazing"

    Stephen King, check! Story, check!....but oh my goodness tne story telling, my imagination is just everywhere! Superb! one huge CHECK!

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    Grace Cardinalli Hollister, CA USA 06-20-17
    Grace Cardinalli Hollister, CA USA 06-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "AMAZING STORY!!!!!!"
    What did you love best about The Shining?

    This is such an amazing story!
    I've loved the movie since it first came out, however (for some reason) never read the book.
    BIG MISTAKE!
    All those things in the movie that didn't make sense now do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not a fair question.
    While Danny is an amazing child, it is Wendy and Dick Halloran that are easy favorites.
    Dick because he is such a fierce friend...not many like him anymore.
    Wendy because she is actually much stronger that she realized she was.


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

    See favorite character


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    gmaeguru 06-18-17
    gmaeguru 06-18-17
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    "A good story worth a read"

    This one's a little bit of a slow burn , but I enjoyed it and am looking forward to Dr. Sleep next. Thanks Mr. King for another gem

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    Tayler Reinhart 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Campbell Scott needs more emotion!"

    The narrator was the worst part, he is so flat and bored sounding. The book itself is great though; dragged just a couple of times, but the villain is well rounded and consistent.

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    Amazon Customer 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    I chose this book because I heard that it differed from the movie, and it did not disappoint. The story is amazing and one of my go to stories from now on. I ended up finishing it in one day while working, I just could not put it down. The narrator was fantastic very calming voice that kept you intrigued.

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    Adriana O. 05-22-17
    Adriana O. 05-22-17
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    "A chilling work of art!"

    Stephen King doesn't let you down! Gripping moments to the very end! A master of suspense!

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    Tyler Curtain Atlanta, Georgia 05-17-17
    Tyler Curtain Atlanta, Georgia 05-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Stephen King is our Charles Dickens"

    Terrific performance of a beautiful book. Lyrical, moving, terrifying, and deeply sad. Thank you, Mr. King.

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    Kayla 05-17-17
    Kayla 05-17-17
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    "great book much better than the movie!"

    very good book loved it much better than the movie, time for number 2 :)

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    Nick R. 05-16-17
    Nick R. 05-16-17
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    "Much fuller than the movie"

    The movie by Stanley Kubrick and this book are two different entities with the same idea. If you want an American slasher story, watch the movie, a psychological thriller, read the book. Much much darker than I had originally thought, and actually scared me a bit and I am an avid horror junkie.

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    Anonymous 05-12-17
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    "awesome"

    loved it, awesome. awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome and 8th to get everywhere and kill off species like sheep

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