Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Written by:
Stephen King
Narrated by:
Will Patton

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
799
Narrator
196
Release Date
September 2013
Duration
18 hours 32 minutes
Summary
Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Fiction and Finalist for Solo Narration—Male

Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).

Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...
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Jennifer C.

I absolutely loved it. It was a beautiful sequel to the shining. It also gave a heart wrenching and yet serene view of our last moments on this earth. It is rare to see such a work that can simultaneously have you smile, cry, laugh, and worry. It was almost comforting to see Doc grow up.

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Stephen F

Excellent sequel to the shining. Perfectly narrated. I loved every second of it. Hope they cast the movie soon.

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robery carroll

So glad I got this book mr king and his works and I go way back I have been a fan from 70`s this was my first time listening and I loved it the narrator was outstanding I highly recommend it

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Desmond Burgess

A bit challenging to track timelines at first, then it picked up half way through. cant wait to watch the movie on this to see how closely they follow the book.

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Stephen L.

Great story ties in well with the first book!

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Anonymous

As a fan of The Shining I was looking forward to this sequel. Be warned, if you are looking to feel the same thing The Shining made you feel, this is not the book for you. It feels like a completely different story that shares the same characters. It is a decent book to listen to, however and I do recommend it.

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Shayla Jacobsen

Great sequel to The Shining! Not nearly so horrific, but very compelling and spooky. It's good to finally know what happened to little Danny.

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Brittany Green

I love this book my fov author is Stephen king can't wait to read again

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eportuguesa

An outstanding sequal from Mr. King, and Will Patton did a wonderful job narrating . 5 STARS +

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Tara Ingram

I really enjoyed this book. I was a fan of The Shining, so getting to find out what happened when Danny was all grown up was a lot of fun. I loved all the twists and turns and new characters this book had to offer, yet it still incorporated aspects of the original book. Full circle. Great book if you like the suspense and horror genre.

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kristyn kerivan

This was very creative, imaginative, and entertaining book. I love Danny from the shining and was excited to see what he turned out like. Love this book. Scary!

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Carrie Autio

I loved this book! I finished it in 3 days. I bought the audio book for something to listen to at night before bed, to help me fall asleep. I picked the wrong book for that. It was narrated so beautifully that I stayed awake for hours just to find out what happened next. Great book. I'm so glad I bought it. I will have to read it a second time. I did have some trouble finding a connection with some of the characters but this book kept me attentive to want to find out more. Awesome story!

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glenice nickel

Another time well spent with a good book mr. King has done it again. Never fails entertain keep you guessing

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Anonymous

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

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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

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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!!

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Elizabeth Bosque

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

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steven hackman

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

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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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Val Sandoval

Great narrator, he keeps you hooked from the get go. I never read The Shinning or any Stephen King books prior to this, Doctor Sleep makes me want to listen/read it now!

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Katie Ronald

I couldn't wait for the ending to see how all the twists and turns came together, but I also hated that it was over. Excellent book!!

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donna wolf

This book was the best!! The narrator was excellent! I really enjoyed this book, it was an easy listen. Very hard to turn away from:)

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Renee VAUGHN

Stephen King is amazing, ,, lik all his books a must read.

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Jill Valliere

Just finished this book and I absolutely loved it! Both story and narrator were fantastic, Now that it is over, it feels a bit losing part of my family! Love Stephen King!

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Mike W.

Great but the movie followed the movie version of the shining which I disliked

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Sharon W.

loved it. like the old stephen fantastic

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Ken B

Great Book, I Loved It. Will Patton Narration makes the story.

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Ben M.

Freaky. Fantastic. Exciting.

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Michelle Knudten

I couldn't follow it at all. The 4th King audiobook in a row for me and enjoyed the previous three but really grew to dislike it. I'm sure the narrator is very talented but I couldn't take the voice any more.

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Josh R.

absolutely amazing

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Maggie P.

Love it. Brilliant as always….

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Gina G.

Absolutely loved it:)

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Debi A.

didn't care for it. I enjoyed the shinning alot but this as a sequel didn't grab me. Will is a great actor and wonderful narrator in all books I've heard him do. I bet he could make my taxes sound exciting. hes the reason I even gave the book a 2 sorry Steve but not everyone likes all things by their idol.

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Kelly G.

Another great book by King! Not to mention a great continuation to a spectacular book. Characters come alive and Will P does an excellent job reading as always! This is a winning combination!

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Stacy S.

Fantastic!

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Anonymous

love stephen king

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Misti M.

Damn good book! Even enjoyed listing to will patton read it.

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Larry L.

Haven’t read a Stephen King novel in a long time. I was so appalled at Gerald’s Game, I stopped reading him. This was a great book and very well narrated.

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Brian P.

great book

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Jon E.

Loved it and the movie adaptation

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Marcus Johnson

I've completed this book twice now, once after completing the shining and then again before the film adaptation, and both times were enjoyable. The story is not as chilling as the Shining but rather a dark fantasy tale that resembles some of King's Dark Tower stories. As a King fan, I deeply enjoyed the book and felt it was a great send off for Danny. There were a few elements of the story that I could have done without as I felt they weren't completely vital to the story, but they when they were introduced, they weren't dwelled on for too long. The story is worth reading but the narration by Will Patton makes the audiobook an even more enjoyable experience.

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Audra Cox

Classic Stephen king. Loved finding out what happened to Danny after all these years. Narrator was great.

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Jennifer R.

I’ve always loved Stephen King’s work!! This book did not disappoint!!! Narration was great as well. A must read!

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Gord L.

Excellent read, the movie doesn't do it any justice

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Patricia Woodcock

From my youth, I have been a huge King fan but as my eyes had gotten worse and worse I had become discouraged from visiting my old friend. A while back I caught a preview for the Dr. Sleep movie. Now, I have always been a believer in "Read the book before you see the movie.". The problem is that even large print is getting hard for my eyes after long time periods and we all know King books take a moment to get through. When I discovered this app and its free preview I jumped at the chance to get reacquainted with my old friend and his creations. I was not disappointed. I was right back with Danny like it had been mere moments since I had left The Overlook instead of the decades that had actually passed. Thanks to Will Patton, I felt each character. All my subsequent listening choices will be based, not only on the author but also, on whether or not he is narrating. And yes, I will be seeing the movie as well.

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Suhein M.

Love love love the book.

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Jose victor G.

first off ... Will Patton's narration is great ... the way he shifts gears between characters and situations really brings the story to life ... now the story ... I loved it , I found myself making time to listen to it , because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I particularly like DTs struggle with alcohol addiction and how he overcame it. cant wait for the movie to hit theaters , im definitely going to see it .

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Alexander F.

Fantastic sequel to The Shining. Amazing narration and, of course, masterfully written.

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Anonymous

Hope the movie is far more interesting than the book. First and last Stephen King book for me.

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Anonymous

Awesome book!!

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Ann S.

Loved the book. His books are more suspense literature than ghastly horror. Certainly gets you hooked in. I also really enjoy the series Mr Mercedes, written by his son (or with his son.

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William S.

Awesome

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Robin Barrett

Loved it.

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Amber Guthrie

The sequel to The Shining, wow! Some areas of the story do get a little "weird", but the book is nonetheless a compelling listen. The narrator does a superb job on this title.

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lynn johnson

Phenomenal job, masterful writing, awesome story telling. Couldn't ask for better!

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brian madore

Decent read. Nice to get a sequel to the shining, although as times it seemed as though you knew what was going to happen. Narration got annoying real fast though, and it was hard at times to figure out if the narrator was speaking as a character or not because all his ranges sounded so similar. He sounded like Vincent Price when he narrates in the song Thriller by Michael Jackson. Needless to say after 15 hours of hearing that dreary voice, it was nice to be done with him. To be clear, the book was good- the narrator was annoying.

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steve honick

What a great book and the narration was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

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Gwen Spain

Thank you Mr. King for writing Doctor Sleep! The characters were vivid and alive ...even when they weren't! The story pulled me forward relentlessly. And Will Patton continues to amaze me with his talent as Narrator. He was absolutely flawless. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.

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kimberly SCoggins

Loved this book!!!! the Narration was awesome. If you enjoyed the Shinning you will Really love this book! I got lost in the details of such an amazing story.

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Hemant Bhonsle

Great novel! Loved the sequel to "The Shining" and it was delivered with great narration.

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craig specht

I really enjoyed listening to this excellent book by one of my favourite authors. The narrator was very good. I truly recommend this book.

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Roger Schooley

I love this book !!! takes me back to the early King days! I have listened to it on audio 10 times

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Steven Cox

One of the best books have read in long time!! LOVE STEPHEN KING ANYTHING HE WRITES IS GOLD:)

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karin wendling

I think the sequel the the shining is great. it is really creepy and different. I never would have thought that the bad people he created in the book would be so powerful and creepy as he described them.

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Dylan Kramer

I enjoy the majority of Stephen Kings work, but the series' that he has completed over the course of decades are unrivaled. Such a seamless transition between books and serves as a sort of time capsule that can't be replicated. I highly recommend listening to The Shining followed directly with Doctor Sleep.

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Jermaine Wright

Absolutely loved this book... Trying to read every Stephen King novel out. The last few books I've read after reading " the stand" we're kinda blah but THIS was amazing... The Old Steve I use to know:)

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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.

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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

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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.

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Zach Mecham

Great book, great listen, highly recommended for Stephen king fans

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Georgia harvey

I always wondered what happened to Danny and Wendy Torrance. Great story!

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Joy Chambers

Very good listen. Great book. I would recommend to anyone.

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Mike morgan

Paxton was excellent. Well done. almost as good as William Hurt reading Heart's in Atlantis... loved the link to Steinbeck. and the telepathic cat. listened to it twice.....

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Yoshi Begoshi

Really good book. I usually don't listen to books like this but I was surprised how good this one, it kept my interest throughout the book!

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Angela Hart

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

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