Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Fiction and Finalist for Solo Narration—Male
Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!
From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).
Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Stephen King audiobook veteran Will Patton is the perfect narrator for the horror icon’s extremely creepy follow-up to The Shining. Doctor Sleep catches up with Danny Torrance, now a recovering alcoholic coming to terms with the psychic damage he suffered as a boy. But Danny’s uneasy peace is disrupted when he’s drawn into the battle to protect 12-year-old Abra, whose unprecedented supernatural powers have attracted a sinister cabal that wants to exploit her. Patton’s delivery—both gritty and warm—shifts effortlessly between powerful emotion and stark horror. We get why Doctor Sleep won the 2014 Audie Award for fiction.
Good, but having technical difficulties
Big fan of Stephen King. The book is good, but in the middle of the Third audiobook file mine just cut off and wouldn't continue. Itunes support tried to let me re-download, but that didn't work either. It's taken itunes support a few days each time to contact me. I don't see that anyone else has had this problem?
Great sequel to the shining
I really enjoyed this book. King’s dark way of describing the world and what he puts his characters through physically and mentally is incredibly satisfying. I thought the narrator did an excellent job and added a depth to story, although his voice took a little getting used to. I can see why some people weren’t fans, but I thought he was an excellent choice. I would have given 5 stars except for two reasons: 1. I thought the ending didn’t live up to the first 3/4 of the book. (I actually enjoyed the ret-conned movie ending better). 2. The audio files were labeled so poorly. Sometimes it was 3 min audio, or sometimes it was 10 hours and never matched up with the actual chapters. The titles gave me the impression it was intended for a different title entirely.
Although I enjoyed the audio version of "Joyland" more, the story of "Doctor Sleep" is engrossing from the get-go. Not thrilled with Will Patton's narration on first "reading," admittedly he grows on you, and was better on the second listening. If you're considering buying one audiobook or the other as a matter of expense, go for "Joyland" first, both for the story and for the great narration by Michael Kelly. But do grab "Doctor Sleep" when you're flush again!