Doctor Sleep by Stephen King audiobook

Doctor Sleep: A Novel

By Stephen King
Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio
18.57 Hours Unabridged
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Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Fiction and Finalist for Solo Narration—Male Soon to be 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...

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

Winner of the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Best Solo Narration-Male

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Winner of the 2013 GoodReads Readers’ Choice for Horror

A #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books, 2013

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Book of 2013

A Chicago Tribune bestseller

An NPR bestseller

A 2014 Locus Award Finalist

A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee

A Barnes & Noble Best Book for September 2013

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick for October 2013

A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

A 2013 BookPage Best Book

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, 2013

An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2013

Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Fiction and Finalist for Solo Narration—Male

Soon to be 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...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“King’s earlier books were full of phantasms and demons, but he grows ever more adept at rooting his dark thoughts and toughest struggles in reality…He remains amazingly resourceful. He’s so good at scaring that he can even raise goose bumps when he writes about the measles.” New York Times
“King is a pro: by the end of this book your fingers will be mere stubs of their former selves, and you will be looking askance at the people in the supermarket line, because if they turn around they might have metallic eyes.” New York Times Book Review
“This is vintage King, a classic good-vs.-evil tale that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night. His many fans won’t be disappointed.” Library Journal (starred review)
“King clearly revels in his tale…His cast of characters is as memorable as any King has produced…Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance’s story.” Publishers Weekly
“Will Patton’s delivery enhances King’s prose in ways that make King’s work so much more enjoyable in audio than just reading it…Patton’s narrative voice captures the rhythm of King’s words. His character voices, filled with a variety of regional American accents, remain consistent. Most importantly, the sinister aspects that embody characters and moments of this novel are superbly executed and will certainly leave listeners on edge.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by VictoryRider 9/13/2017
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Excellent reading

A decent Stephen King sequel to The Shining, enhanced greatly by Will Patton's reading.
by Michael1 9/13/2017
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A Worthy Sequel

**Slightly Spoilerish **

I reread The Shining so that the I could segue seamlessly into Doctor Sleep. It was a good two book read with two different stories despite the similarities. I enjoyed following Dan's progression from his troubled past to coming to a comfortable existence, having crossed major hurdles of his dark, drunken existence to someone who played a role in both life and death. But moreso, I really enjoyed Dick Hallorann's story of his "black" grandpa, and I would have liked to have read more about him. This guy was very interesting, and I found myself wishing he would have had a bigger part of the story. Or rather a story of his own. Doctor Sleep . . . Dan's story picked up "steam" and really chugged along once the lines of confrontation were set. Speaking of steam, I was irritated by the use of the word "steam" . . . it didn't seem like a creation of Stephen King. I don't know what word would have been better, but ever time Rose and company took steam, I cringed. Like some of the other reviews I have seen, it seemed to wrap up too nicely. There wasn't much of a sacrifice, like the kids in IT who paid a price for what they went through despite the outcome. And then there are the stories like Pet Sematary where there was no happy ending at all. I suppose King cannot end them all in such ways. But those complaints are small complaints. Honestly, I shouldn't complain at all; I always cheer for the good guys, and hate it when good guys pay heavily in the end. Overall, I liked the book enough to give it a strong 4 out of 5 starts.

Author

Author Bio: Stephen King

Author Bio: Stephen King

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 18.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English