The Shining

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 39,004 ratings

The Shining 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Shining

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,835
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,828

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it even more than the film!

    • By Bella on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Shining

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By Anonymous User on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • Doctor Sleep

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,593

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The sequel to the book; not the movie

    • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Doctor Sleep

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Stephen King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special 12-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Revisit The Shining if it's been a while

    • By Sharon on 12-02-13

    Regular price: $21.31