Full Throttle by Joe Hill audiobook

Full Throttle: Stories

By Joe Hill
Read by George Guidall , Neil Gaiman , and others

HarperAudio 9780062200679
15.76 Hours Unabridged
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The number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman and Strange Weather returns with a dark and ingenious collection of 13 compelling short stories that showcase his ability to “push genre conventions to new extremes” (New York Times Book Review), performed by a stunning multi-cast featuring Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, and George Guidall. In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in 13 relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass”, one of two stories cowritten with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy-tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun”. A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns”. In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality...and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle”, cowritten with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.  

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year in Fiction

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Scariest Books Written This Year

The number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman and Strange Weather returns with a dark and ingenious collection of 13 compelling short stories that showcase his ability to “push genre conventions to new extremes” (New York Times Book Review), performed by a stunning multi-cast featuring Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, and George Guidall.

In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in 13 relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass”, one of two stories cowritten with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.

A little door that opens to a world of fairy-tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun”. A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns”. In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality...and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle”, cowritten with Stephen King.

Featuring two previously unpublished stories and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hill shows how insanely good he is at shocking, terrible, whoa, cover-your-mouth-and-gasp endings…[A] seamless and finely crafted work.” New York Times Book Review
"Full Throttle is a great collection and just more proof that Hill is one of the great storytellers of the early twenty-first century. Highly recommended.” SFF World
“This new collection of short fiction by acclaimed horror and suspense writer Joe Hill proves that Hill can do it all.” Crime Reads
“A terrific cast of narrators lend their voices to thirteen stories by Joe Hill…Hill himself reads the utterly delightful introduction…Booklovers may agree that ‘Late Returns,’ narrated by Wil Wheaton—about a librarian slipping through time to offer the dead one last great read—is the gem of this collection. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The poet laureate of everyday terrors returns with a baker’s dozen of deliciously sinister tales…Miniature masterworks of modern horror, proving that life is hard, weird, and always fatal.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This collection cements Hill’s reputation as a versatile master of scares both subtle and shocking.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Compulsively readable. Thirteen stories weave in and out of gritty realism, whimsical folklore, and futuristic sf…Hill fills each story with shocking plot twists, excellent world-building, and satisfying kismet.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Joe Hill

Author Bio: Joe Hill

Joe Hill, author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box, is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Fireman. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 15.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English