We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Horns Audiobook

Horns: A Novel

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache, and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first, Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside.

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. It's time the devil had his due.

©2010 Joe Hill (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (2433 )
5 star
 (1052)
4 star
 (907)
3 star
 (329)
2 star
 (91)
1 star
 (54)
Overall
4.2 (1945 )
5 star
 (877)
4 star
 (677)
3 star
 (270)
2 star
 (82)
1 star
 (39)
Story
4.4 (1932 )
5 star
 (1048)
4 star
 (655)
3 star
 (168)
2 star
 (40)
1 star
 (21)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Andrew T. Monkiewicz 01-22-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Zero likeable characters"

    I kept waiting for some character to stand out and be interesting or likeable, but they all kept getting more and more terrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adam 01-15-15
    Adam 01-15-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great read. I cried.
    "

    I loved this story and it filled me with envy to have not had a highschool sweetheart or to have loved like the characters had. the writing is top notch. the narrating was... alright.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Momster Cupcakes Ohio 01-07-15
    Momster Cupcakes Ohio 01-07-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    53
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Starts slow, then grabs you!"

    This is the second Joe Hill novel I've listened to. It started a bit slow and I was wondering if I'd made a mistake. Then I found myself making excuses to listen! Ig is a genuinely good guy and makes all the right moves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris Lowman California, USA 12-31-14
    Chris Lowman California, USA 12-31-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dark, sad, a lot of fun - Serial fans check it out"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Horns to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but the narrator does such a good job at conveying the different characters, through voices and intonations, that I would guess the answer to be yes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Horns?

    Although he was a dislikable character, the explanation of Lee Tourneau's background and childhood was much more revealing about his character than I expected it to be. I liked Ig a lot, and thought when the story drifted from him it wouldn't be as interesting, but I was wrong.


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator does a good job creating all the different character's voices, the girls, boys, men and women each having memorable ways of speaking. Of course he does Ig particularly well. He also manages to get across the dark humor that is crucial for the story to work.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this before Serial came out, but was surprised by the similarities between the two stories. Fans of Serial - check out this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Isabel 12-09-14
    Isabel 12-09-14 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Reminds me of Idiots and Angels"
    Where does Horns rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I could not get enough! taking the long way home was well worth it with this book !


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, lots of intense moments LOVED IT !


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but Truly enjoyed his performance as Ig and Glenna


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ig hears voices coming from the hatch in the tree house and what he discovers .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kenna Westcoast los angeles, ca 12-02-14
    Kenna Westcoast los angeles, ca 12-02-14 Member Since 2014

    k

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Imaginative book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's an interesting idea to wake up with horns sprouting out of one's forehead, and how that might affect your life.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The mysterious murder of Merrin.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    I believed him, and I always knew who was speaking. He adapted to each character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Be careful what you wish for"


    Any additional comments?

    Glad this guy is writing. He's a new fave.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Arnold toronto, ON, Canada 12-02-14
    Arnold toronto, ON, Canada 12-02-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    256
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great premise and great start"

    but then he does these long flashbacks that slowed the momentum a lot. I skipped the last flashback and didn't even miss anything when we rejoined the present. Not sure if I would read another, definitely a mixed bag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen United States 11-06-14
    Kathleen United States 11-06-14 Member Since 2014

    shopaholic

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the deviantly dark humor."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book had me going from the first sentence. I was fascinated by Igg's story and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. This sort of tragic dark comedy speaks to something dark in me...and I love it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Iggy...of course. Because he seems to always be discovering things about himself...and he owns it.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Yes...this author spoke all of the characters extremely well. I had a great picture in my minds eye throughout the whole story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes....for sure...I locked myself in my room just to continue listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I have already purchased Heart Shaped Box.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jules2963 11-04-14
    Jules2963 11-04-14 Member Since 2014

    jewlz2963

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I'll take a refund, please. 2 stars for slight humor"
    What disappointed you about Horns?

    The summary gives you no clue this book is a diatribe on satanism and porn. I believed it was a murder mystery with a unique twist. It was simply too offensive and seriously depressing. Too bad Joe Hill is leaning towards his Dad's later work for reference. In the last 5 yrs I've given up on King writing anything relevant.


    What could Joe Hill have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Zero.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I enjoyed his narrative.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 11-04-14
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 11-04-14 Member Since 2015

    Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    59
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    217
    46
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wasn't sold at first but it gets good, really good"

    As I said at first it starts off shaky or confusing and I wasn't sure I was going to finish the listen but towards the middle book gets really good and I got into it and enjoy the listen to the end. I'm very happy with this purchase

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.