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Doctor Sleep

King, Stephen (Audiobook CD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Doctor Sleep
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"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"--From publisher's web site.
Authors: King, Stephen, 1947-
Title: Doctor sleep
[sound recording]
Published: [New York] : AUDIOWORKS, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
Characteristics: 15 audio discs (18 hr.) :,digital, CD audio ;,4 3/4 in.
audio file, CD audio, rda
digital, optical, rda
Notes: Compact disc.
Sequel to: The shining.
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"--From publisher's web site.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
Additional Contributors: Patton, Will
ISBN: 1442362383
9781442362383
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD F KIN
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen King
Copyright Date: ℗2013.
Credits: Director and producer, Christina Zarafonitis ; associate producer, Ben Rimalower.
Performers: Read by Will Patton.
Subject Headings: Psychic ability Fiction. Good and evil Fiction. Middle-aged men Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Horror fiction.
Occult fiction.
Topical Term: Psychic ability
Good and evil
Middle-aged men
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Jun 27, 2014
  • kaysguy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is, to make it simple, Stephen King's best book since The Shining. He has a special connection with Dan Torrance and it shows.

May 17, 2014
  • paisano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stephen King continues to write outstanding works that are unique, thrilling, and entwined with a great story line. Doctor Sleep is another case in point. It helps to have read The Shining, before this novel. A very enjoyable work, I look forward to every new release from King, seldom have I been disappointed, unlike the book factory author James Patterson, who now ghost writes for a paycheck, without regard to quality...read Toys for an example of what I am talking about.

Includes a surprise twist; at least folr those who only saw the movie. Introduction by King says that this is a sequell to the book, not the movie.

Dec 03, 2013
  • GusAndAbe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is great to finally find out what happens to Danny.

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