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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.

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

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  • kirsty130
  • 11-05-16

fantastic classic story

very well narrated . plenty of emotion in it and I didn't want to stop listening. just 1 more chapter....before I knew it I had forgotten about making dinner !!

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  • Lee Mason
  • 10-31-16

amazing

fantastic narration, really bought the story to life...
brilliant story, loved every minute of it

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  • Catherine kelly
  • 10-26-16

Great story and well performed

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I enjoyed this book. Even though I had read it a number of times, I hadn't realised how drawn out the story was and it's made me think carefully before trying another Stephen King. The performance was good and although I wasn't riveted, I was happy to listen to it.

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  • K.
  • 10-09-16

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
  • 09-24-16

Fantastic

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

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  • Pasi Vilppola
  • 09-06-16

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
  • 08-24-16

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
  • 06-20-16

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
  • 06-07-16

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
  • 05-27-16

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.