Doctor Sleep: (Large Print) by Stephen KingDoctor Sleep: (Large Print) by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep: (Large Print)

byStephen King

Hardcover | October 9, 2013

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A New York Times Bestselling Author Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever in this instantly riveting story of the now middle-aged Dan Torrance, the boy protagonist from The Shining, and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted fans of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the firs...
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Title:Doctor Sleep: (Large Print)Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 8.4 × 5.9 × 1.5 inPublished:October 9, 2013Publisher:Thorndike PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781410462442

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Had a hard time putting the book down
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent "sequel" story I found that Doctor Sleep provides a perfect extension to Danny's character from The Shining. It certainly answers the question of what happens to the Torrance family after the winter they spent at the Overlook. Although the book has an all too predictable conclusion, the last chapter (including the author's note) really wraps up all possible loose ends. Overall, I was happy with the way that this book ended, and in my opinion it has improved the whole story that began with The Shining.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Danny I loved The Shining and I thought this was a great sequel to it. It was great coughing up with Danny and seeing the man he turned out to be.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For fans of Stephen King If you're a Stephen King fan, then this novel is for you. It's the sequel to The Shining and it doesn't disappoint. Not as nail-biting as The Shining but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh This one was alright, but didn't hold a candle to it's predecessor.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep A worthy sequel to The Shining, much faster paced, and very interesting.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I liked this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable I read "The Shining" when it was first published, and was pleased to discover this book and find out how the story continues. It was creepy, scary, and beautifully uplifting.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sequel I really enjoyed the Shining it was my first ever horror book and was definitely worth the read. This sequel was a good follow up since you get to find out what happens to Danny and how his "Shining" has effected him into adulthood. I also like that you didn't need to read the Shining to be able to follow this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great sequel and stand alone I was apprehensive about a sequel to such a great book but Stephen King delivers again with style. Such a great read with all the depth and intrigue we have come to expect from this great writer. I read it even though I haven't read The Shining for quite a few years and didn't feel like I was missing anything. You could read this book without ever having read The Shining and still get the same great read.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A great continuation of the life of Dan Torrance!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read That was a good read. Nice to know what's happened to Danny Torrence. Not as creepy as The Shining, but good nonetheless.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Didn't read the Shining but didn't need to to be able to follow this one. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I thought this was a great follow up to The Shining and I really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 out of 10 A gripping page turner. Couldnt wait to find out what happened, but didnt want it to end
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from King does it again! Great read.. Makes me want to re-read The Shining!! Hooked me right from the start... Stephen King rocks!
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing story This fantastic tale of Dan Torrence as an adult was, to me, perfect in its sense of maturity both in the character and the author. Mr. King really came through and left me wanting more. If there's ever a continuation I'll be the first to pick it up.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr Sleep One of the best. Should make into a sequel to The Shining. Wish the world had someone like Doc in real life.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I loved this book I love how it takes you back to the shining and all the eerie things that happened
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesom I love his books and this is true king fashion It is a book you won't wanna put down I have read many sk books this is in my top ten favs
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sequel Nice to find out what happened to Danny. This is a complex story and just creepy enough to be a good follow up to The Shining.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! So good! Another great king novel. He has never disappointed. Always wondered what happened to danny and wendy after the overlook. Awesome!!
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dr.sleep As with all Stephen King books, this one was really good as well. He is a very imaginative author.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Never read The Shining, but after reading this sequel, had to go back to where this all began for Danny. Great read, loved the characters!
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this book! Even the nights that I would usually fall asleep reading, I stayed awake and kept reading. I'm not a fast reader, but with this book, I couldn't wait to get back to my book and read it pretty fast for me. Even if you haven't heard, seen or read the shinning(because you've been under a rock somewhere. Lol), you will still like and understand the book. Knowing the shinning just helps with a few references.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great follow up King brings Dan Torrence back with brilliance. For those of you who haven't read The Shining, you need to to fully understand and enjoy this book. Thanks King
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Stephen King at his best. Even if this is supposed to be a sequel to the shinning is still awesome.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AA Insight Mr King never disappoints. As an AA member. I felt a remarkable kinship with Dan Torrence. Several times I felt a meeting in print was provided better than "The Grapevine". Great 12th step work!
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleep Doctor Loved it!! Amazing book. Perfect sequel to The Shining.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from King is king Great read. Makes me want to reread the others
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Great book! Highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep King did not disappoint!! Awesome book
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The King I Love!!! All I can say is, "WOW"! There's not a dull moment with Doctor Sleep! I felt like a child waiting on recess to go out and play, the whole time I read! I've got to put the book down so many times because I have duties to attend, and I just (half assed) them so I could find out what happened next! I'm going back now to read The Shining! I saw the movie, but I just know that the book will be more informative and betttter! Thank you for lending me your mind Mr. King! You Rock (as always)!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep Another King classic!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still rockin' it He's still got it goin' on. Very entertaining in typical King fashion. Didn't know he is a recovering alcoholic.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr sleep Loved this book!
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't want the book to end! I enjoyed The Shining, but I loved this book!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I've been a Stephen King fan since I was a teen (many moons ago lol). Awesome book, bought it for our son for Christmas, he hasn't put it down yet. He says it is an awesome book, can't wait to read it mself :)
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Amazing! When I first realized that Stephen King was writing a sequel to the Shining, I wasn't sure what to think. The Shining was the third (I think) King book I read, and I was about 9 when I read it the first time. Due to that, The Shining has always held a special place in my heart. Despite the fact that I consider Stephen King to be one of the masters of the written word, I was unsure if Doctor Sleep would live up to The Shining... but I am happy to report that it did more than that... it surpassed it! New characters are added seamlessly with ones you already love (Danny, Wendy and Dick), and ones your love to hate (Mrs. Massey and Horace Derwent), and you FINALLY get to know what happens to Danny! Doctor Sleep (without giving any spoilers) is not scary in the same way as The Shining, but is still just as frightening! King succeeds in making you love each of the characters, and thus, the situations they find themselves in are still scary! Doctor Sleep is an amazing continuation of The Shining, and an even better end to the story! I should have known better before questioning his ability... but Stephen King has outdone himself yet again!
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Excellent read! Not "gory" horror as most would expect from King; a thriller/suspense, most definitely. Great story line, wonderful characters, and some unexpected surprises. One could not ask for more. Best of all it was a treat to find out what had become of Dan Torrance. Once again Stephen King did not disappoint this fan!
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scary Awesome! Fantastic followup to the Shining as we meet up with Danny Torrance as he helps a girl battle a truly terrifying group named the True Knot.  From the get-go, this book despite its 500 plus pages captures you and does not let go until the final page.  One of Stephen King's finest books and a worthy conclusion to the Shining.
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vintage King, and still the Master I have been waiting since April for this book. It did not disappoint. I was enthralled from the first page. Dan Torrence is like any other King character, flawed and beautiful and the True Knot has me taking second looks at the RV people. I love the style with which S.K. writes. If you are a fan of the King, you are not going to be disappointed!
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dr. Sleep - Super Read Welcome back Stephen King! I had long been a fan of Stephen's books way back when. Actually when he was writing the books like the Shining, Salem's Lot, etc. I kinda got away from him for a while as he seemed to being doing some different things and the books didn't quite appeal any longer. My son gave me 11/22/63. That book was absolutely wonderful a 5 star and I enjoyed every page of it. Then out came Dr. Sleep, how clever to return to the Shining's Danny Torrance. I read usually biographies, historical novels, etc. but mostly I read for the entertainment of getting lost in a book. Dr. Sleep did it for me! Stephen is back to his wonderful story telling and I for one thoroughly enjoy the fact he is.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what happend after THE SHINNING First off THE SHINNING was never one of my favorite KING books so I hesitated at first to purchase DR SLEEP Well I read it in about a week [quick for me I read kinda slow] Right from the start KING had me looooooved it ! All the characters jumped out at me the story was great . Wasn't bored for a minute .Best SIEPHEN KING book in years and I have read them all . Hopes he writes more sequels of his older books [like SALEM'S LOT NEEDFUL THINGS IT ....etc] So MR. KING keep writing them and THIS constant reader will keep reading them.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What Happened to Danny Torrence? Danny Torrence had a bit of a rough year living at the Overlook Hotel. Taking into account the encounters with ghosts, his father trying to kill him and his mother and finally, barely escaping before it was destroyed, one wouldn’t blame him if he had trouble dealing with things growing up. Especially, as it seems some of the ghosts have followed him home. Dan is now in his late twenties and has spent a considerable amount of his adult life drifting aimlessly and abusing some sort of substance or another. When he finds himself in a small town that “feels right” he makes a home, joins AA and begins working at a hospice. With the sobriety the “shining” is once again getting stronger, and he finds he has a special talent (with the aid of a physic cat) for helping people pass peacefully into death. Although, somehow not completely content, he has made a comfortable life for himself, until one day a mysterious message appears on his chalkboard, leading to his meeting Abra, a little girl whose “shining” is even stronger than Dan’s own. Joining their talents becomes a necessity when Abra’s life is threatened because a cult-ish group calling themselves The True Knot wants to “steal” Abra’s shining. At the risk of having rotten cyber-fruit hurled at me I must admit that The Shining was never one of my King favorites, so I went into the reading of Dr. Sleep with a little bit of apprehension. I was pleased that Mr. King did not feel the need to rehash the whole Shining story. Working on the assumption that readers of this book will have had read The Shining we get a little recap at the beginning to set the stage and then fall right into Danny’s story. Yes, there are a few references throughout the book, but only in the context of what is currently going on. Despite the fact that there were a few hazy spots I enjoyed this book. It had the requisite supernatural/paranormal/horror factor. I liked the character of Abra and even felt as though there was enough wiggle room for her to possibly have the lead in a third installment of “The Shining”. I don’t feel this could be called a “stand alone” book. A little bit of knowledge of what happened back in the original definitely helps. For “constant readers” like myself, this one hits the mark.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a winner It starts out slowly and gets better and better. Stephen King never lets me down.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great writer, good sequel Stephen King's update on the Overlook Hotel is almost back to his classic great supernatural story-telling. This is not a rehash of the original Shining, more of a broader continuation. It brings in a whole new caravan of people seeking Danny and others like him to keep them going (careful around Winnebagos!). Dan must help young Abra, who has even more 'shining' than him, to avoid and eventually destroy old but beautiful Rose and her wandering Knot of killers. I could hardly put the book down, but thought King could have written an even more devastating final confrontation. Anybody else think that?
Date published: 2013-10-01