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The Shining Audiobook

The Shining

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Publisher's Summary

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel - and that, too, is beginning to shine….

©1977 Stephen King (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years.'' (Peter Straub)

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  • K.
    10/9/16
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    "Classic scary King."

    A definite must read for any horror lover or book lover. Genuinely one of the most unsettling experiences you can get from listening to a book in a dark isolated location.

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  • Kevin
    9/24/16
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    "Fantastic"

    loved it. Excellent story brilliantly read, a real treasure. So much better than the film.

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  • Pasi Vilppola
    Oulu, Finland
    9/6/16
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    "Classic!"

    This is an amazing book and one of the best Stephen King books out there. Highly recommend this to horror fans especially. :)

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  • servet Alijaj
    8/24/16
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    "Wow"

    Just a terrifying and moving novel....wow.

    The prose is strong, both in is portrayal of the workings of the mind and the "real" world. Amazing ability to maintain suspense.

    The elocution is powerful at times and solid throughout, really well done!

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  • melmac~27-29
    6/20/16
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    "Really enjoyed this!"

    My second Stephen King book and enjoyed this much more than Under The Dome. Really easy to listen to, couldn't put it down (so to speak) and finished it too quickly!! Nice one!

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  • Mrsmcnair
    Scotland
    6/7/16
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    "One of Stephen King's best"

    This is one of my favourite Stephen King tales, so I was delighted it was available on Audible. The narrator for me took a bit of getting used to, but seemed to improve a couple of chapters in. This is an audiobook I will be listening to again!

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  • Eliel Cohen
    5/27/16
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    "brilliant performance"

    one of the most impressive audiobook performances I have come across out if the 50 or so I have listened to. never read the book and glad I experienced it like this for the first time.

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  • oAjCo
    5/20/16
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    ". . . . beyond Imagination . . . ."

    My apologise first to Stanley but the film stole and tainted the incredible writing of this masterpiece

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  • amandarose
    5/10/16
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    "must read"

    even although I know this story inside out it was a totally different experience having it read to me.

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  • Henry
    4/20/16
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    "A solid performance and story."
    What made the experience of listening to The Shining the most enjoyable?

    Love the dead pan narration. He voiced Jack perfectly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shining?

    The catchphrases and rhymes throughout got more and more funny and eery.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The bar scene when Jack finally looses his marbles.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I think theres already a decent film out there.


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