Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland…
NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep. With the horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith, Joe Hill has established himself as the premiere horror and supernatural thriller writer of his generation.
©2013 Joe Hill (P)2013 Orion Publishing Group Limited
NO BODY THAT I KNOW
I HAVE BEEN TRTING TO RETURN THIS BOOK FOR A CREDIT BECAUSEB I TOOK IT WHEN I WENT INTO HOSPITAL IN MAY IT IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ABOUT .I WOULD LIKE TO RETURN FOR A CREDIT .I GOT OUT OF HIGH CARE UNIT ON SUNDAY THE 2/06/2013
I couldn't even get 5 minutes into this. Very odd. Maybe just me but disappointed
Didn't getto know any
From the first 5 minutes to the last word, I was totally entertained. I had never read any of Joe Hill books before and to be honest this was an impulse buy but I didn’t regret it in the slightest.
This book is so descriptive that it takes you to the characters highs and lows. This leads to the only negative point in the book – that is the main characters are created in such a way that it takes little imagination to visualise them in front of you. A bit like a Victoria sponge, easy to identify and enjoyable to eat but can be slightly boring as there is no surprises.
Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable listen. I love the way that Vic McQueen is the heroine but is still human, a mother who tries her hardest even when there is so much staked against her. The author has managed to cram in so many twists and turns that it keeps you totally engaged. Just as you think that you could turn it off the story takes a dark turn and begs to be listen too for just another 10 mins (that turns into the next 30 mins).
There is a theory that everything in this world originates in our thoughts and feelings and this novel takes this idea to a whole new level. The author builds delicate and sinister inner worlds called inscapes and transports you there. Christmas Land a place all children would love to go but all parents fear.
The narrator was fabulous as well. She is easy to listen to and not once did I have to rewind. She brings the characters to life and it is easy to work out which personality is speaking.
"Good story but the sound levels are an issue..."
Yes, I've downloaded Horns based on the listener reviews.
Yes, it's a good premise and got a great villain.
Very good overall, the chief villain's voice especially, but she doesn't half shout some lines of dialogue so watch the volume if you're wearing headphones. She can be normal volume one second and the next you feel like your ear drum is going to burst. This ought to have been fixed in the mix.
References to his father's work (e.g. doors to Mid-World, Pennywise circus) are unnecessary and pull you out of the story.
"Awesome story telling"
This story is genuinely chilling and creepy. The whole package including the fantastic narrator evoked genuine emotion within me throughout the whole book.
Honestly? I don't know. The story was gripping, compelling and original to the end.
The narration is first class. Kate Mulgrew brought the atmosphere of the story and characters to life.
Christmas land - Where dreams come to life!
This was the first Joe Hill book I have listened to and I am certainly going to be getting the rest of his books as I am an instant fan. I cant wait to see what he is going to write next.
I really enjoyed this one. A good well-plotted horror/thriller that never lets up. Hats off also to Kate Mulgrew - what a terrific narrator!! Her portrayal of Charlie Manx is absolutely horrifying. This one delivers! I'll definitely look out for more Joe Hill in the future.
Proper old fashioned horror/ supernatural thriller- chiller. Moves along at a cracking pace and wow what a great reader ! She is excellent doing several men, all different, as well as the women. Good book but she made it great.
"A good story made great by Kate Mulgrew!!"
It's a decent story, very like a Stephen King novel but was improved greatly being read by Kate Mulgrew! She really did a fantastic job and made the bad guy, Charlie Manx super creepy! Worth listening to mainly due to her!
"I really tried..."
Ok I gave this so many attempts. I detested the narrators voice, I disliked the characters, the story was just plain nasty and the whole thing left me feeling frustrated at lost time. Can it recommend for any reason
"Long but worth the ride!"
Amazing story with beautifully described imagery- star treks captain Janeway (Kate mulgrew) reads it perfectly!
really loved this. Kate Mulgrew did a great job of speaking in the different characters voices. I read online they are making a TV series of this and I can't wait to see that now.
a well read tale by great author. I found myself listening for hours. it touchs on the half forgotten memories from our childhood .
Even the most evil can believe it is doing it for a good reason.
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