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.
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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
"Just losers lost in a parody of horror."
Here is a book I should have liked but it is such soulless creation I could not care for any of the characters. They all live in a vacuum of morality or love, everything is staged for a movie clip and reminiscent of other sets nothing has logic or is likeable.Just losers lost in a parody of horror, waste of money and time.
This is my first Joe Hill book after my friend recommended him as a good author,i agree this story was very long and great,i have to give it to the narrator though she was amazing probably the best I have listen to the voice changes she does very creepy sometimes,a good narrator makes the book and she certainly did that,its a good little story a little disturbing in parts,you could imagine his dad actually doing a book like this if you like vampire fantasy stories then this is for you.
Quite possibly the best horror story I have ever read. I love Stephen King and you could definitely tell they are related Joe's book had just a little bit of something better, something more.
It captured me. I loved the characters. The narrator was superb and I was completely lost in the story and what and amazing story. I didn't want it to end and I wish that there was a 3rd book.
I would highly recommend this book.
I have not read Joe Hill before, and I have not heard Kate Mulgrew read before, but WOW!!! The story is terrifying and imaginative and colourful! Kate makes each character come to life and I am really sad the story has finished...which to me is proof of a great book!
"Creepy Christmas read"
I would listen to NOS4R2 again for the wonderful immersive narration alone however some of this books charm is in the tension gained from not knowing what is about to happen.
There is not one specific book I can compare this to . However the writing was reminiscent of Setpen King's novels.
Charlie Manks as performed by Kate mulgrew was especially wonderful . I definitely got a picture of this despicable character in my mind .
Without giving away any spoilers I was a little sad at what happens to the main character known early on as the Brat in the book. But I was happy that the author Joe Hill didn't just end the story where I expected it to end. You do get a glimpse into what happens to the characters after the main theme of the book is over which was interesting . It also sets up the possibility for a follow up.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys supernatural suspense books. Not your usual goodness and light tale involving Christmas .enjoy.
"Brilliant imaginative book, superbly narrated"
This book had me gripped right from the beginning. The writing has a rigour - keeping everything relevant, pacy yet fluid. I love this authors style.
You do have to not caught up with the sweariness, I think it adds to the sheer horror of it all, but some may find it too much.
I don't know if I will ever feel the same way about Christmas !
When it all comes to a head at Christmas land.
Kate's reading is superb, her voice has real power. She seemed completely engaged with the tale. I think she was an inspired choice to read this.
Absolutely. I listened to it on a transatlantic flight, hardly noticed the time.
I'm definitely going to read Joe Hills others works. In fact I bought one today, can't wait to get started.
Brilliant story that gets you hooked from beginning to end. Some bits are are shockingly evil and some very funny
impressive story full of depth and some very tense moments, would recommend this to any suspense junkie
More music in the language. Better characters. Better writing in general I feel.
Story has alot of potential.
It was soooo long and droopy and I just wanted it to end. Not enough twists and turns.
The narrator makes me cringe!
The character of Bing. He was nice.
Skip this one if you are not interested in a complete mediocre teen "horror story"..
I actually wanted this one to be good.
love love loved this book. what made it extra special was it being read by Kate Mulgrew
real conviction in her voice. too much love for this book.
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