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1977 Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook by Campbell Scott
It was his third novel and his first hardback best vendor.
In a violent temper, he broke his son Danny’s arm, causing him to lose his job as a teacher. He agrees to function as winter caretaker with Danny and his wife, Wendy, hoping that the isolation will allow him to reconnect with his family and discover the inspiration to write his play. Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook.
Danny possesses psychic skills he calls “the shining” that allow him to read minds and expertise premonitions. The resort has a sordid past, such as the deaths of many of its guests, and a former caretaker, Delbert Grady, who succumbed to cabin fever and murdered his loved ones.
The current chef in the Overlook, Dick Hallorann, possesses similar abilities to Danny, and the two develop a bond because he explains these skills to Danny. As the guests check out and the family finishes a tour of this resort, the family is left alone.
Danny begins to see ghosts and frightening visions. He fails to tell his parents, and as Wendy considers leaving allow Jack to complete the job by himself, Danny encourages her to remain because Jack needs them. Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook Free. However, Danny starts to realize that his abilities are strengthening the dark forces at work at the resort. His dreams become dangerous threats, even causing the topiary animals to come to life.
The Overlook possesses Jack when it can’t have Danny, strengthening his cabin fever and causing him to become frustrated and angry. He becomes more and more unstable, and after a struggle with Wendy, he finds that the previously empty bar fully stocked. He receives his first drink in a very long time by the ghost of a bartender called Lloyd.
He resists at first, but the resort eventually overcomes him. He becomes a monster. Wendy and Danny overpower him locking him in the storage space, but the phantom of the previous caretaker enables him outside after making Jack guarantee to deliver him Danny and kill Wendy. The Shining Audiobook by Stephen King.
Jack attacks Wendy with among the resort’s roque mallets, but she escapes to the caretaker’s package and locks herself in the restroom. She slashes his hand with a razor to prevent him from breaking down the door completely.
He rushes back into the hotel, but he is severely injured by Jack when he arrives. The hotel causes Jack to party in his skull with a mallet so he is unrecognizable. When Danny reminds Jack that he’s neglected to relieve the pressure on the shaky boiler, then Jack rushes into the cellar.
The resort makes one final effort to own Hallorann, but he frees and contributes Danny and Wendy to security. Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook (streaming online).
The epilogue takes place the following summer. Hallorann has obtained a job at a hotel in Maine, and he comforts Danny for the loss of his dad. Wendy spends time recovering from her injuries.
The book has many significant topics dealing with human nature and our internal struggles. Jack starts as a dominating character trying to start over, but ultimately he’s not able to include his darkness. His struggles with violence and alcohol are exacerbated by the hotel’s dark forces.
Another theme common to horror stories is the existence of evil stays long after the physical thing is gone. Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook Download Free. The pain of Jack’s abusive father, along with his own memories of abusing Danny, haunt him even as he falls under the influence of the hotel. The ghost of the previous caretaker who followed a path very similar to Jack years earlier seems to egg him.
The role of fate versus free will is touched on in the circle enclosing the resort’s influence and Jack’s predisposition to be driven mad. Jack’s options to that point revolved around alcohol, violence, and depression, although he chose to leave his old life behind to start new, he’s faced with the very same kinds of violence in the hotel’s capacity to “glow”
We do not know if Jack was truly possessed by the hotel, or if his natural propensity for violence was accomplished within his isolation. He dreams of climbing the social ladder, instead of being a writer, but in the end, he’s unable to satisfy the fantasies he needs for himself. This can be cause for removing his family whom he secretly believes accounts for holding him back from his destiny. The Shining Full Audio Book.
The identical tension is present in Danny. Tony, the “boy who lives in his mouth,” and who seems benign initially, eventually takes control during periods of high strain. This psychic control does not appear so benign, and it is unclear if Danny is able to resist it.
The book remains one of King’s most significant books, and also the one which propelled him to the spotlight because his first hardback best seller. Although it has a decidedly supernatural element, the most frightening element is in the dark recesses of your mind. Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook.