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Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Campbell Scott

Date: August 2012

Duration: 15 hours 50 minutes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.


  • 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!

    5 of 5 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Kelly K

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

    2 of 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Lauren T.

    This was as good as you’d hope it to be. True enough to the movie to give you the nostalgic feelings while reading, but different enough from the film that it’s a new story that keeps you engaged. The narrator is amazing with his inflection. Highly recommend

  • Annery M.

    Fantastic narration of a classic.

  • Steve P.

    Great Listen.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely my favorite book of all time


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