The Box by Richard Matheson audiobook

The Box: Uncanny Stories

By Richard Matheson
Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio 9781427205612
4.56 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427205629

What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don't know. Would you still push the button? "Button, Button," Richard Matheson's chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of The Box, the new film from the director of Donnie Darko. In addition, this outstanding collection also contains many other unforgettable stories by Matheson, the award-winning author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come. "The inventive plots and spare but convincing portraits of ordinary men and women caught up in forces beyond their control demonstrate why Stephen King has called Matheson his most significant influence." --Publishers Weekly

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Summary

Summary

What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don't know. Would you still push the button?

"Button, Button," Richard Matheson's chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of The Box, the new film from the director of Donnie Darko. In addition, this outstanding collection also contains many other unforgettable stories by Matheson, the award-winning author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come.

"The inventive plots and spare but convincing portraits of ordinary men and women caught up in forces beyond their control demonstrate why Stephen King has called Matheson his most significant influence."
--Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Richard Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction. The Philadelphia Inquirer
Matheson is the master of paranoia--pitting a single man against unknown horrors and examining his every slow twist in the wind. San Jose Mercury News
Perhaps no other author living is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions. The New York Times
His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart. Dean Koontz
The twelve stories rapidly fall upon each other and hold the reader in pleasant suspense throughout. Grover Gardner, with an almost incredible range of completely convincing accented and gendered voices, performs the stories to a tee. Sound Commentary
Grover Gardner, an audio-voice stalwart, does a fine job of posing...Mathesonian moral dilemmas. Winston-Salem Journal
“Some of these tales are just plain weird and require an experienced reader who knows when to insert humor and when to ramp up the horror. Grover Gardner does just that, holding listeners in thrall as he brings to life the quirky characters populating the often squirmy plotlines. Library Journal, Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Matheson

Author Bio: Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” from The Twilight Zone. He also wrote episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Night Gallery, and Star Trek. Several of his novels and stories have been made into movies, including The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and What Dreams May Come (starring Robin Williams). Over the course of his career he won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer’s Guild Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English