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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.

  • Jay A.

    Great book that was destroyed by a bad movie

  • Anonymous

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. It was my first introduction to Stephen King’s work and it one of his strongest novels for a reason. The characters are compelling, the hotel is terrifying and the way everything unravels in the end is absolutely tragic. I can’t speak highly enough about it. You will just have to listen to it. Great for a weekend read.

  • Allison C

    Enjoyed the book but had some trouble with the narrator. I didn't care for his voices. Sometimes it was difficult to decipher which character he was referring to. Book was excellent though.

  • pedro p

    The best horror book ever written. The characters are in isolation in a hotel which becomes another character itself the transformation of the father and submission of the mother and son makes a cocktail waiting to explode. Can't take it down.


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