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The Shining

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Campbell Scott

15 Hours 53 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

August 2012

Audio Book 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.

"A master storyteller." -Los Angeles Times

"Scary! . . . Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." -The New York Times

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  • Anonymous

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. It was my first introduction to Stephen King’s work and it one of his strongest novels for a reason. The characters are compelling, the hotel is terrifying and the way everything unravels in the end is absolutely tragic. I can’t speak highly enough about it. You will just have to listen to it. Great for a weekend read.

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  • Megan A

    Campbell Scott is amazing at bringing this amazing tale to life, this is definitely a favorite of King!

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  • Shauna W

    I love Campbell Scott as the narrator for this creepy yet wonderful tale. He is exactly what I look for in a narrator. I'm just getting into King's work and this novel was amazing. it kept me going on my long commute every day.

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  • Allison C

    Enjoyed the book but had some trouble with the narrator. I didn't care for his voices. Sometimes it was difficult to decipher which character he was referring to. Book was excellent though.

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  • pedro p

    The best horror book ever written. The characters are in isolation in a hotel which becomes another character itself the transformation of the father and submission of the mother and son makes a cocktail waiting to explode. Can't take it down.

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  • Misty J

    Only 6 hours into the book and am amazed at all the info missing from the movie. The book is amazing. I can't to get to the end! I'm not a fan of the narrator's voices but his annunciation is great. Some times the way he starts sentences is JOLTING. Especially when he goes from Wendy's soft voice to pretty much anything else. But I still like be listening to.

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  • Alejandra Ruiz

    My first Stephen King book will always be my favorite because of how it turned me to love the universe that he has written about. Amazing book with an even better ending.

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  • Andy Heasley

    first of all, this would be my first stephen king novel. not quite what I was expecting, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a big horror fan, but nothing really seems to do a whole lot for me. this didn't do too bad trying to be honest. second, the narrator. he did an amazing job with separating characters, and every time he whisper screamed I couldn't help laugh a bit. overall it was a great choice on my part!

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  • David Grenfell

    A good book. Especially worthy of your time if you follow it with Doctor Sleep. This book is a bit long, but never minded it as an audiobook. While The Shining isn't quite a 4 star in my estimation, Doctor Sleep is a 4 . Not the World changing level of The Green Mile, but excellent anyway. Mr. King is still the master of bringing characters to life. Again, even more so in Doctor Sleep than in The Shining (which was more of a straight up, build the tension, horror story).

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  • ronny smith

    great reading but reader spoke soft making it hard to hear the story

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