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The Shining

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Campbell Scott

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2012

Duration: 15 hours 50 minutes


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.


  • Kelly K

    Way better than the movie was awesome kept me reading until all hours of the night.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Heather D

    My absolute favorite book ever! This was my first time hearing/reading the novel... And it's sooooo much better than the movie, and that USED to be my favorite movie! But now, I don't think i can ever watch the movie again without being utterly disappointed. They could have done so much more with the movie. What a let down! I highly recommend this book! It's amazing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Megan A

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Katie Crane

    This book is fantastic. I first saw the movie in the miniseries before deciding to read the book. As the saying goes the book is way better than movies. The narrator did a pretty good job doing the different voices. I didn't like him at the beginning but I got used to him.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Reese S.

    one of the best books I have ever read and the narration is so good you have to read this book

  • Tracey J.

    I’ve been a King fan since the early 90s and The Shining is the first of his work that I read. It’s still my favorite. The original film that they made back in the 70s doesn’t even come close to doing this book justice. The miniseries they did later came closer, but still not better than the book. Also, this narrator did an excellent job.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book!! Ahh can't wait to start Doctor Sleep now!

  • Jay A.

    Great book that was destroyed by a bad movie


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