Doctor Sleep

  • von Stephen King
  • Sprecher: Will Patton
  • 18 Std. 35 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Audie Award Winner, Fiction, 2014
Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Male, 2014
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 12-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 12-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.



"Will Patton's delivery enhances King's prose in ways that make King's work so much more enjoyable in audio than just reading it…Patton's narrative voice captures the rhythm of King's words. His character voices, filled with a variety of regional American accents, remain consistent. Most importantly, the sinister aspects that embody characters and moments of this novel are superbly executed and will certainly leave listeners on edge." ( AudioFile)
"King, not one given to sequels, throws fans a big, bloody bone with this long-drooled-for follow-up to The Shining." ( Booklist)
"…a gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance's story." ( Publisher’s Weekly)


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Eigenständige Story mit Wurzeln in Bekanntem

Das Buch macht wirklich Spaß, der Sprecher hat eine sehr angenehme Stimme und passt prima zur Story, und mit den Hinweisen auf Shining fühlt man sich in der Geschichte schnell zu Hause (allerdings ist die Geschichte auch ohne "Vorkenntnisse" absolut verständlich, ich find's nur toll, wenn auf andere Romane Bezug genommen wird)
Absolut zu empfehlen!
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- Uli

Fiasko des Schriftstellers in jeder Hinsicht

Was genau hätte man an Doctor Sleep noch verbessern können?

Aus dem Bestand entfernen

Was werden Sie wohl als nächstes hören?

Stanislaw Lem

Was mochten Sie nicht am Vortrag von Will Patton?

Stimme, insbesondere die Imitation der weiblichen Protagonistinnen, Wiedergabe von Affekten wie extreme Wut

Welche Emotionen hat dieses Hörbuch bei Ihnen ausgelöst? Ärger, Betroffenheit, Enttäuschung?

Ärger, Enttäuschung

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Keine Zeitinvestition wert

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- Anait Haribyan

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.09.2013
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster Audio