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The Shining Audiobook

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Read By: Campbell Scott Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Shining Series Release Date: August 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780385360128

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

58

Longest Chapter Length:

39:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

51 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

16:21 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

119

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Publisher Description

#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.

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"I think that the book has really scared me to death but there are some parts of the story that are too detailed or explained, which makes the story boring. The first part of the book was boring but later on when the real story begins it really speeds up. I think if you guys wants to get frighted, you should take this book but you must be patient to get the best part of the story. Enjoy reading it!:)"

— Ubennyah (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Campbell Scott brings a refreshing perspective to the spooky story. Understated, yet fully engaged, he changes point of view between Danny and his parents, leading the listener effortlessly. Scott colors the secondary characters with slight shades of regional accents, bringing them to life without overperforming them. His detached, choppy rendering of horrors from the hotel’s past contrasts with his effusive illustration of its present, wringing every drop of terror from both.”

    — AudioFile
  • “It is somehow more eerie to hear a person narrate the impending doom in a horror story than it is to read the same words on a page…[as in this] classic (and now iconic) horror tale by Stephen King.”

    — New York Times
  • “Guaranteed to frighten you into fits….with a climax that is literally explosive.”

    — Cosmopolitan

Awards

  • A USA Today bestseller

The Shining Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.53333333333333 out of 54.53333333333333 out of 54.53333333333333 out of 54.53333333333333 out of 54.53333333333333 out of 5 (4.53)
5 Stars: 20
4 Stars: 7
3 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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2 Stars: 0
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Old book, but I had only seen the movie and wanted to read "listen" to the book. It is a lot like the movie, but different enough that it was a good listen. "

    — Julie, 6/4/2020
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — shayna westmoreland, 4/27/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book wasn't scary exactly, it was tense and suspenseful. A good read. "

    — A, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The only book that ever gave me nightmares. "

    — Christine, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " i really wanted to like this one, but found myself skimming a lot of it, even when i got to the "juicy" parts toward the end "

    — Jenna, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of King's best. A torturous, tortuous story of a man coming apart -- maybe due to supernatural reasons, and maybe due to his own mental breakdown. "

    — Diane, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this book I read this bookI read this book "

    — Thomas, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lived near where this supposedly took place...wouldn't ever go skiing again! "

    — Leanna, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not sure why I chose to read this on holiday ... Includes one of King's better endings. "

    — Linsay, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As awesome as most of King's books! "

    — Daphne, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Say no more, 5 stars. Got to go now and check the hedges... Sure they're moving... "

    — Ronnie,, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good read. Hotel Overlook seems eerily familiar to Hotel California. "

    — Adrian, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the 1st English book I bought. I was so reckless ;( "

    — Travis, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " the scariest stephen king movie in existence! and still the best! "

    — Len, 11/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my all time favorites! "

    — Mary, 11/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Scariest book I've ever read. "

    — Christy, 10/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favourite horror. The bathroom scene nearly killed me and I've never been so scared of hedges. "

    — Lequoise, 10/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the scariest books I have ever read! "

    — Patricia, 9/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book, and I still need to watch the movie. It's genuinely chilling, which is difficult to find in a book. I made the mistake of reading it at night a few times, but I just couldn't put it down. "

    — Lyndsey, 7/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the Best books I read and loved the movie too. "

    — Suzie, 7/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was...alright. Movie was a lot better. End was corny. "

    — MK, 4/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Written back when Stephen King could write - great story! "

    — Donna, 1/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " First book to scare me, I still check the shower at night. "

    — Sean, 7/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Super stimulating, visual read. It seriously creeped me out and made me uneasy. I think I preferred the movie because at least it was over faster! I couldn't take the suspense! I don't know if I want to read more Stephen King, but it will definitely be awhile before I take one on again! "

    — Aileen, 6/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I was always annoyed that the character of Dick Hallorann is downplayed so much in the film version. "

    — Dann, 5/8/2012
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    " Crazy story, book is far better than the movie. "

    — Kevin, 1/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed it. It is quite different from the movie as people say, but I like both equally. I think there is room enough in my head to enjoy both. "

    — Lloyd, 12/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing book..very few horrer books can inspire such fear in me. "

    — Ashvini, 11/20/2011
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    " Stephen King is a genius!! "

    — Dawn, 10/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Has always been and will always be my favorite book! I read it every Halloween. "

    — Lyzzie, 6/25/2011

About 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.

About Campbell Scott

Campbell Scott has, in addition to his numerous stage and film credits, narrated more than forty audiobooks, including This Boy’s Life and Into Thin Air, and won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.