The Shining

  • by Stephen King
  • Narrated by Campbell Scott
  • 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel - and that, too, is beginning to shine….

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What the Critics Say

"Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years.'' (Peter Straub)

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Customer Reviews

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Scary all right!

Awesome book.. The part where the dead woman walks out of the tub was by far the scariest moments in any book I have read in this genre..
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- Bhavik

Best listen yet

While the story itself is great, Campbell Scott's performance was the best I've yet heard. The distinction between voices was amazing and I actually felt the fear as Jack Torrence was yelling, and I don't often get freaked out by books.

The story itself is also fantastically written. Perfect build, and I love how King makes his stories that much richer with sort of side wanderings that are loosely relevant to the main story.
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- Cords Mortimer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton