The book wastes no time getting you right into some creepy goings-on. Joe hill lives up to his father's legacy well. It was a novel that had me staring around my apartment looking for the restless dead. A must read for any horror novel fanatic.
Such an amazing story! I got to a point where I was just wishing people would go away so I could listen to more.
Both Jude & Marybeth were brilliant characters. Add Craddock & Anna to that mix & wow, fantastic story! Not to forget about Bon & Angus too.
I loved the narrator too, the way he used different voices, both sexes & the accents were so believable.
Overall I wish I could give 10 stars for every facet of this book.
Probably - length wise it was good and the story wasn't bad. It was a pretty good ghost story.
Yes, in a way and I wouldn't say on the edge of my seat - only in a way that the characters kept moving. They never stayed too long in one place, which kept me engaged as reader.
Articulate. Monotone. Low.
No extreme reactions, and I certainly didn't laugh or cry.
As a ghost story, Joe Hill's "Heart-Shaped Box" wasn't all that bad. The length was just right in a way that the story didn't feel too drawn out and the plot was engaging enough that the story never felt monotonous.
Altogether the characters were likable and somewhat relatable. After reading other reviews, apparently the concept was not wholly original; however I still enjoyed the perspective and for a ghost story, it wasn't all that bad.
And as the title suggests, the story is full of music references.
Pros: decent enough ghost story, likable main character, and not too long.
Cons: some of the plot devices tended to be a bit cliche and there were a few moments that lent itself to being "too convenient" to move the plot along.
Bottom line: not bad, but also not great.
I only got this book because my niece turned me onto the Locke and Key series with Joe Hill. I liked this book so much, such a great story and the narration was just outstanding that I recommended that she give it a whirl as she likes all things associated with a good ghost story and this was a great ghost story!
I'm a Stephen King fan, but this book really hit home it's a lot like Stephen King never boring always something going on and ending was fantastic will read more of his books
This was my first Joe Hill novel and while it was a decent listen I just don't know if I like this style. The story was predictable but it kept my interest throughout. The tone of the book seemed to be monotone and the narrator was very good at being monotone. Almost so much that I would be falling asleep. The horror genre is not something I have read in so long that maybe it just isn't my cup of tea anymore or maybe I should stick to actually reading them instead of listening. I have another Joe Hill book on my library of listens so I will give both Joe Hill and the horror genre another shot. I listened to the whole book but have very mixed feelings about liking it or hating it.