Scowler by Daniel Kraus audiobook

Scowler

By Daniel Kraus
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Listening Library (Audio) 9780385743099
11.18 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780385368360

Equal parts haunting and horrifying, this literary horror novel gives readers insight into the mind of a controlling homicidal man and the son who must stop him.  "Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery."--Cory Doctorow, author of Little Children and coeditor of Boing Boing Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too? Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler. From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2014 ALA Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2014 YALSA Pick for Best Audiobook

A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Youth

Equal parts haunting and horrifying, this literary horror novel gives readers insight into the mind of a controlling homicidal man and the son who must stop him. 

"Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery."--Cory Doctorow, author of Little Children and coeditor of Boing Boing

Imagine your father is a monster. Would that mean there are monsters inside you, too?
Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler.




From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Scowler is dark, poetic, and challenging. Rue-Morgue.com
“So unrelentingly bleak, it stretches the very definition of YA horror. Bloody-Disgusting.com
“A Midwestern gothic family saga that will hook readers. Kirkus Reviews
“Connoisseurs of the grotesque have come to the right place, as Kraus’ impeccable sense of thriller timing spins out the terror. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
For lovers of dark thrillers and horror narratives, Scowler is one crazy roller-coaster ride. Portland Book Review
“Bound to scare up many jaw-dropping reactions. Chicago Tribune
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Tayshas Reading List Selection
This book has the pacing of a Stephen King movie, and it never lets up in its gruesomeness. School Library Journal
A boldly visceral coming-of-age story that explores the darkest spaces in family life and the shocking resilience of the human psyche. Booklist 
“Daniel Kraus writes raw and deft and dangerous. Consider yourself warned.” Adele Griffin, two-time National Book Award Finalist and author of All You Never Wanted
“The demon offspring of Stephen King’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Psycho. Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone and BZRK 
“Marvin [Burke] is one of the great monsters of literature, a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery. Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and coeditor of Boing Boing
Daniel Kraus writes raw and deft and dangerous. Consider yourself warned. Adele Griffin, two-time National Book Award finalist
A memorable, brutal assault on the senses, not for the fainthearted or delicate. Publishers Weekly 
“Marvin Burke is one of the great monsters of literature—a figure of immense, credible terror and savagery.” Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Homeland
“Ry’s desperate journey into manhood is gripping, with Kraus skillfully amplifying a sense of tension and claustrophobia.” Publishers Weekly
“A midwestern gothic family saga that will hook readers.” Kirkus Reviews
“Kraus’ masterful raising-of-stakes makes this into the sort of disaster you can’t possibly look away from.” BoingBoing.net
“A hard-edged tale of teenage survival, told with a grim-faced respect for the real life horrors that lurk behind closed doors.” Bloody-Disgusting.com

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Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus, writer, editor, and filmmaker, is the acclaimed author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volumes One and Two, The Monster Variations, Rotter, and Scowler. With filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, he wrote Trollhunters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.18
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English