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.
Great sequel. I always wondered what happened to Danny
Great book. Well written and everything you would expect from Stephen King. I could have done without the narrator. It was like listening to Donald Trump read to you through most of it.
Dr Sleep is a satisfying and wonderful follow up to The Shining. The whole idea of the “shine” is an original way of seeing intuition and the possibility of mind connections. The True Not an original idea of horror and psychic connections is well played. Thank you Stephen King for another great story.
I’ve read a lot of SK. The high notes of this book hit even harder than The Shining. The low moments are few and far between. I enjoyed this one more than its predecessor.