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Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2013

Duration: 18 hours 32 minutes


Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

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 twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. 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.


  • Stephen F

    Excellent sequel to the shining. Perfectly narrated. I loved every second of it. Hope they cast the movie soon.

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  • Anonymous

    As a fan of The Shining I was looking forward to this sequel. Be warned, if you are looking to feel the same thing The Shining made you feel, this is not the book for you. It feels like a completely different story that shares the same characters. It is a decent book to listen to, however and I do recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Shayla Jacobsen

    Great sequel to The Shining! Not nearly so horrific, but very compelling and spooky. It's good to finally know what happened to little Danny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Brittany Green

    I love this book my fov author is Stephen king can't wait to read again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • eportuguesa

    An outstanding sequal from Mr. King, and Will Patton did a wonderful job narrating . 5 STARS +

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tara Ingram

    I really enjoyed this book. I was a fan of The Shining, so getting to find out what happened when Danny was all grown up was a lot of fun. I loved all the twists and turns and new characters this book had to offer, yet it still incorporated aspects of the original book. Full circle. Great book if you like the suspense and horror genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • kristyn kerivan

    This was very creative, imaginative, and entertaining book. I love Danny from the shining and was excited to see what he turned out like. Love this book. Scary!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carrie Autio

    I loved this book! I finished it in 3 days. I bought the audio book for something to listen to at night before bed, to help me fall asleep. I picked the wrong book for that. It was narrated so beautifully that I stayed awake for hours just to find out what happened next. Great book. I'm so glad I bought it. I will have to read it a second time. I did have some trouble finding a connection with some of the characters but this book kept me attentive to want to find out more. Awesome story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • glenice nickel

    Another time well spent with a good book mr. King has done it again. Never fails entertain keep you guessing

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Very engaging story - good to see what's become of Danny after all these years. Will Patton really brings the characters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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