@SeekingPlumb

I finally experienced "horror"... 😱

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I just finished listening to the Shining as an audiobook by Stephen King. I've never seen the movie. I've never read the book. I learned a few things recently about myself. I've never been able to watch horror movies. They're simply too much. Do you know the first person shooter games, video games, for example. I enjoyed watching them, but they were such. Had a nervous system reaction that I was always wound up afterwards

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Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 1:49
If you have a chance, I would highly suggest his other book, the institute. It was so well written. It was my first time reading a Stephen King novel where I'm like, oh, now I get it. I totally get why everybody thinks of him as, like one of the greatest writers ever. The man is talented on a level that I can't describe. So, yeah, great, swell
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@MK1981

Can't remember how many there are. Like, I want to say seven to ten of them. So despite really hating that first one, it's a testament to the fact that I read all of the rest of them. I've definitely read a couple of King's books that I was lackluster about, but even still, his lackluster books are so much better than plenty of others by other authors. So, yeah, he's nothing to sneeze at. What does that phrase even mean?
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@SwellΒ Β·Β 0:15

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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 1:23

@SeekingPlumb

The first movie sucked. Or I guess the only movies, tv sucked bad. I couldn't get through the first ten or 15 minutes of it. So I said, all right, you know what? The books are usually better than the movie. And I just got through maybe 30 pages where I just gave up. So you know what? From your recommendation, I'll try it again
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@MK1981

It's like a big ask to say or even an expectation for yourself to say you want to tackle it again because if I remember correctly, that was a fat book. Like all of them were fat. And to slog through the first book simply so that you can get to the second book, just the idea of it again
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J.L. Beasley
@Her_SisuΒ Β·Β 0:50
I have not listened to his audiobook. And I wonder if I'm just going off of your shared experience. Thank you for filling us in on what that was like for you. And now I'm curious. I might have to give it a try myself. That
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@Her_Sisu

Maybe I should check to see who the narrator was on this one. Just a minute. Campbell Scott. I don't know how many versions of the audiobook there are, and if they used the same narrator throughout, or if they used different narrators, but Campbell Scott is the one I listened to
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J.L. Beasley
@Her_SisuΒ Β·Β 1:37

@SeekingPlumb

It's an actual audiobook that's reading every single page with lackluster tone. So if they've changed that and there's narrators that give it some life, I might try it again
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@Her_Sisu

But I think the audiobook is maybe 1520 years old compared to some of the other audiobooks that are done today. But yeah, a narrator can make it or break it for sure. I use an app called Libby and it connects to my local library and this app is available I think across North America. So if you have a library card then you can use the app and connect and either get ebooks, which I don't read because I don't like looking at my screen that long, or audiobooks
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