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NOS4R2 Audiobook

NOS4R2

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Publisher's Summary

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

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  • Tippgirl
    Ireland
    2/7/15
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    "Chilling to the end"

    NOS4R2 is well up there as one of my favourite books. It was not one I thought I would enjoy as spooky stories are usually a bit of a hit or miss, but this one is definitely a hit.

    The Christmas Land theme sparks a chilling tone, so when I read this book in February I thought I had left Christmas well behind me, so when a late Christmas gift arrived in the post, I actually got a little fright and immediately thought of the book and maybe looked over my shoulder once or twice!

    A really enjoyable book and well narrated, I would most definitely download another of Joe Hills books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darren - UK
    12/13/14
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    "I simply love this story."

    Ok so the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree has it. Even if I did not already know that Joe Hill was the son of King would have noticed the similarities on the first chapter.Joe Hill changed his name he says so that he would not be compared to his father. but then he mimics his fathers writing style so closely that if I was not already aware of the family connection I would have thought this was King writing under a pseudonym. like when he wrote under the pen name Richard Bachman.

    If he wanted to make his own mark and not be compared to his father, he would have done better to do things the other way around. keep his own name and developed his own writing style.

    Having said that the book was fantastic and he seems to lack none of the skill his family of writers is famed for.

    The narration was first class and really made this a book to remember one of my favorite audio books so far. Kate Mulgrew A.K.A Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek Voyager was a fantastic choice for this story I would defiantly buy more book narrated by her

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    ascot, berks, United Kingdom
    12/11/14
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    "Surreal Spookiness"

    This book was a wonderful surprise and revelation. I was sure what to expect especially being named after a car. Suspending a little belief allowed me to get totally absorbed in the book. The characters were well rounded and believable whilst Joe Hill's grip on evil and tension building terror was truly remarkable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Libs
    12/2/14
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    "Chilling and gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to NOS4R2 the most enjoyable?

    It was a very eerie story which was exactly what I was looking for.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of NOS4R2?

    It's difficult to pick one but I think the children in Christmasland are very striking, leaving you with a feeling of pure dread.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Mulgrew – was your favourite?

    Charlie Manx was a great and terrifying character, he kept me on edge throughout the entire book. He was very sinister and mysterious, a character who kept creating more unanswered questions and more anticipation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mark
    12/1/14
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    "Chip off the old block"
    Would you consider the audio edition of NOS4R2 to be better than the print version?

    Cannot comment as did not read the print version, but would consider doing so in the future when story is not fresh in the mind!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of NOS4R2?

    The resurrection of Carl Manx himself. A gripping part of the story read so brilliantly by Kate Mulgrew


    Have you listened to any of Kate Mulgrew’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but certainly will seek out her other performances based on this one. Excellent!


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

    I would love to listen to all audio books in one sitting but unfortunately this would never be possible due to work and play!


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend the book not only if fantasy fiction genre is your thing but to anyone looking for a good read by a quality narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bill
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    11/30/14
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    "The future of horror is safe."
    If you could sum up NOS4R2 in three words, what would they be?

    This is the best Stephen King book King never wrote - and I don't say that to take anything away from Hill's incredible achievement here - it's just so clearly a tribute to his father.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of NOS4R2?

    The whole book is amazing - it must be one of my all time top 10 - but the most memorable bit for me was probably the two villains; Charlie Manx and Bing Partridge :) they were creepy and scary but also a hilarious double act. A lot of what they were came from Kate Mulgrew's amazing characterisation. She was absolutely brilliant.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Mulgrew – was your favourite?

    Every time Mulgrew did Bing Partridge it made me smile :) 'Mr Manx Mr Manx!' I actually laughed out loud at least three times.


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

    Definitely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • janien
    hampshire, UK
    8/17/14
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    "Awesome!"
    What did you like most about NOS4R2?

    Everything. It's a tremendous horror novel and pretty scary at times.


    What other book might you compare NOS4R2 to, and why?

    I wouldn't dream of making any comparisons, it's an excellent novel in it's own right.


    What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

    Excellent. Brilliant voices and particularly for the nasty guy, pretty scary actually. Would definately listen to others by her again.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love the horror genre, you've probably already read this.....well recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    7/7/14
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    "Fantastic story, superlative performance"

    This is Joe Hill's best book yet, and they've all been pretty darned good. He's really got into his stride now, though, and the characters in NOS4R2 are all beautifully crafted: good guys you'd like to meet some day and maybe share a beer; the bad guys you're glad are just a figment of Joe's twisted imagination.

    It didn't need making any better, but Kate Mulgrew's performance is as close to perfect as you can get. I listen to a lot of audiobooks read by a lot of talented people, but this one stands out nonetheless. I sincerely hope that Ms Mulgrew reads more in this vein in the future.

    In all, if you like good scary stories well told, do yourself a favour and get this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich M
    West Midlands
    6/28/14
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    "Original and clever"
    What did you like most about NOS4R2?

    It's unusual to have such an original story which is so enjoyable. It's a great listen which is very hard to stop once started. The characters are excellent and gel perfectly into the story.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Mulgrew – was your favourite?

    Charles Manx was perfect as the evil presence in the story and brilliantly read by Kate Mulgrew.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Christmas is the new Halloween!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farniboy
    Wirral, UK
    3/25/14
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    "Like father, like son..."
    If you could sum up NOS4R2 in three words, what would they be?

    Creepy, exciting, original


    What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

    Kate Mulgrew's narration was fantastic. There are a lot of characters in the book and she voiced them all brilliantly. Each voice was easily identifiable. It was a pleasure to listen to this book and I would search out other Mulgrew narrations.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I listened to this book with a sense of dread.You never quite know what is going to happen and which characters are going to be "safe!"


    Any additional comments?

    Its hard to write about Joe Hill's books without mentioning the fact that he is Stephen King's son. There are a lot of similarities between the two writers. There work deals with talented but damaged people who are affected by something they don't understand and protecting people they love from harm. But he is now beginning to mention his fathers book in his own so he can't be bothered with people comparing the two. And to be honest when his writing is as good as this as well as Horns and Heart Shaped Box. He has no need to be worried. I've read all of Hill's books and this as good if not better than the others. I couldn't recommend it highly enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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