The Shining (CompactDisc)

Author: King, Stephen

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Jack Torrance sees his stint as winter caretaker of a Colorado hotel as a way back from failure, his wife sees it as a chance to preserve their family, and their five-year-old son sees the evil waiting just for them, as they journey into a world in which old horrors come to life to destroy the living. Read by Campbell Scott. Book available. *Author: King, Stephen/ Scott, Campbell (NRT) *Publication Date: 2005/08/02 *Binding Type: CD/Spoken Word *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 6.00

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743537001
SKU 31153744
Format CD
ISBN10 0743537009
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 6H x 5L x 1.75T
Author Info
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.
From the Publisher
Annotation In an enormous, snowbound hotel in Colorado, a caretaker is slowly driven mad by his own failings, sheer isolation, and a supernatural presence in the hotel. His son, possessed of a strange "gift" of premonition, and his wife can only stand by and watch. A classic horror novel.
Editors Note Jack Torrance sees his stint as winter caretaker of a Colorado hotel as a way back from failure, his wife sees it as a chance to preserve their family, and their five-year-old son sees the evil waiting just for them, as they journey into a world in which old horrors come to life to destroy the living. Read by Campbell Scott. Book available.
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 9
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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