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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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This is a wonderful book that is exquisitely well scripted and definitely worth a read!
Story much better than film as usual. Great narration makes the book compelling to listen to.
Would you listen to The Shining again? Why?
This is probably Stephen King's best known work. Not necessarily his best book but with the release of the movie by Stanley Kubrick (loosely based on the book), its popularity increased massively. It's tightly constructed and well realised with a smooth flow which keeps you going from start to end. It's a story I like to read every so often and now I can listen to it every so often too.
What did you like best about this story?
The creepiness of the 'visions' brought by the hotel and the debauchery that is played out certainly adds to the atmosphere of the story.
What does Campbell Scott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Campbell Scott isn't a bad reader. He does seem a little stilted at the start which could put you off the audio book but he seems to warm into the story as time goes on and as he gets into the characters, the change in tone and style starts to show through and makes listening to the text much more enjoyable.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Some guests never check out.
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Where does The Shining rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I have been a latecomer to Stephen King but he is surely one of the best writers on Audible. A fantastic story well written and well read.
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