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Doctor Sleep

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen King

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2013

Duration: 18 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

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  • Angela Hart

    Great listen! The narrator kept me interested and the story line was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Very engaging story - good to see what's become of Danny after all these years. Will Patton really brings the characters to life.

  • samuel Rosenmund

    I only wish my mother were still alive to Read this book she got me into Stephen King and this book would have made her smile

  • David Grenfell

    Listen to the good book, The Shining, and then listen to the exceptional book, Doctor Sleep. Mr. King is masterful with his characters. His handling of the characters, good, evil, and in between, is brilliant. The recording was fantastic. My hat is off to King and Patton.

  • Bobbi Griffin

    I really liked it!! it was little slow for me at first but this book keeps you going and gets better and better

  • Aaron Robbins

    This was an excellent follow up to the shining. SK is still on the top of his game. It's great to see where that special little boy terrorized be the Overlook ends up. Will Patton, who does the narrating, is absolutely awesome. Patton does each character so well you forget it only you person reading.

  • Kent Hadley

    Absolutely fantastic story, once I started I was hard pressed to quit. I love how most of his writings always seem to touch on the Dark Tower! Great Job Mr. King!!

  • Elizabeth Bosque

    Two thumbs up! Love SK and this was def not a let-down! Kept me hooked the whole book! Highly Recommend!

  • steven hackman

    Fantastic follow-up to the shinning. Very well read. Loved it from beginning to end....

  • David Dorsey

    I absolutely LOVE this book!!! I highly recommend it! If you liked The Shining and want another psychic/supernatural adventure then Doctor Sleep is for you!! Amazing!! Stephen King is just brilliant!

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