Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.
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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Classic King read lke a sermon
If you've seen the movie don't expect to recognize the story. Classic Stephen King tale of evil monsters of the imagination and human frailty. However, the narrator delivers with all the enthusiasm as Fordyce's Sermons. Turns a tale of terror into a big, fat yawn. The only voice with any character is Halloran. Nonetheless, a pleasant way to spend time on the road. NOTE: the Epilogue is missing from this recording, which is disappointing and leaves key bits that are touched upon in Doctor Sleep.
Good for long road trips, narrators voice boring
The narrator has a bit of a boring, delicate, monotone voice - not necessarily what I would expect for a horror novel narrative. Also - the audio is not always even...when the author yelled or raised his voice I had to turn my car volume way down and was quite annoyed. But it did make my long road trips more enjoyable...this is probably because the actual novel is enjoyable and well written.
Narrator has no inflection in his voice. Compared to other King audiobooks this one is boring. In my opinion it is to expensive for the substandard voice talent.