The Shining audiobook revolves around Jack Torrance, a poor writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a job as the off-season caretaker of the famous Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies.
The Shining audiobook – A masterpiece by Stephen King
The majority of The Shining audiobook takes place at the fictitious Overlook Hotel, a remote, haunted resort hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Several individuals discuss the hotel’s past, which includes the deaths of several of its visitors as well as former winter keeper Delbert Grady, who “suffered from cabin fever” and killed his family and himself.
After accepting the post as winter caretaker, Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their five-year-old son Danny move into the hotel. Jack is an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who has anger issues that led him to accidently break Danny’s arm and lose his job as a teacher after hitting a pupil previous to the narrative. Jack thinks that the hotel’s solitude will allow him to reconnect with his family and inspire him to work on a play. Danny, unbeknownst to his parents, displays psychic powers known as “shining,” which allow him to read minds, have premonitions, and experience clairvoyance. […]
The Shining audiobook‘s a terrifying story. The things that stick out for me today aren’t so much the deader emerging from a bathtub to chase an inquisitive child, though that is still very disturbing, or the mobile topiary, which still works pretty well at having the hair on one’s neck and arms stand at attention. However, King was employing the haunted house metaphor to examine more inner issues. And those are becoming increasingly apparent.
It’s difficult to think of the novel without seeing Jack Nicholson in full cartoonish psycho wrath, the extremely effective sound of a Big Wheel followed by a steadicam coursing through the hotel’s long halls. The hotel is modeled after the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. And the Overlook’s eerie room 217 was inspired by the Stanley’s rumored haunting room 217. The Shining audiobook is about a family’s collapse due to drinking and rage issues. It is critical to understand how a youngster survives in a difficult household. The picture is mostly ghost house, well-done spook house, but spook house nevertheless.
Not everything shines brightly here. Danny, who is five years old, appears much older than his years, especially considering his exceptional circumstances. The fact that there is no indication of anyone recommending that Jack attend an AA meeting is quite surprising about The Shining audiobook. There are lots of horror stories out there that are straight out terrifying. But, if you enjoy horror with underlying emotional meaning, this book is a beautiful example of how a master lights the darkness.
As it is said in the cover of the book: “Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years” – Peter Straub.
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