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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"Great well written story and fantastically narrate"
A great story with a fantastic main character supported by a cast of equally outstanding and colorful characters who are easy to like combined with a fantastic narrator makes this an easy book to recommend.
Mulgrew's performance was fantastic and really brought the character's to life!
I was heavily invested in this story, and will certainly be picking up more Joe Hill books in the future!
"Christmas will never be the same again!"
Yes - couldn't stop listening to it
Great similarities to his Dad - Stephen King
"The Creepiest drive ever!"
If you like the Stephen King type then you are likely to enjoy this. Sinister , well developed characters keep the plot rattling along. An horror with kids at the centre usually works for me and this one certainly did!
"A chip off the old block!"
Originality,great characterisation and a wish for the story not to end.
Vic,the brat.feisty, brave and a rare kind of heroine.
Yes, the death of maggie.
Stephen King must be very proud of his talented son.
"An amazing listen"
My first Joe Hill book and not my last (I'm halfway through the equally good Horns). Loved the way the book was structured, especially in the beginning and loved the main characters . A large step away from typical horror stories which is no bad thing.
What really sets this audiobook apart is the amazing Kate Mulgrew. An Amazing performance, the best I've heard on an audiobook. Stop reading this and purchase the book right now, you'll not be disappointed in your nightmare journey to Christmasland.
"love Love LOVE it"
I was expecting good & disturbing but I got amazing & terrifying. Characters are well formed & the dialogue outstanding. Like Stephen King ramped up by 10o - sick, scary but also very funny at times (particularly the exchanges between mother & daughter).
Kate Mulgrew's performance is brilliant. She was scary, vulnerable, terrifying & vulgar. Will definitely look for other books she's narrated to add to my library. The only thing she struggled a bit with was some accents but we non-Americans expect that from Americans so it's only a minor annoyance.
This is a must listen to.
Although I did enjoy this book I found myself getting distracted in parts. The narrator is great and the multitude of characters are voiced incredibly well however I found some of the scenarios a little too far fetched.
Joe Hill's superb NOS4R2 is read by Kate Mulgrew (probably best known for her portrayal of Captain Janeway on ST:Voyager) and this has to be one of the best audiobooks I have ever heard.
Mulgrew's delivery is outstanding with her gravelly voice perfect for this dark sinister tale (especially the stuttering librarian Maggie Lee) and the way she performs the story instantly drags you in.
Joe Hill is a real chip off the old block, a true word slinger, if you can suspend your beliefs and let the tale take you to a dark far away place this book with absorb you in ways other audiobooks never quite seem to manage.
Clocking in at over 18 hours (three downloadable sections) this is brilliant value for money as it is a story that can be listened to more than once.....
"Brilliant narration and an excellent story"
Most definitely - it's not something I thought I would like but it actually turned out to be a really good read (or listen). The narration by Kate Mulgrew really helped I think - she puts a lot of effort into it and I think she is the perfect narrator for this story.
The whole thing - a great read, gripping build up.
She is excellent! Used different voices for different characters and really put a lot of effort into the narration which can make all the difference to an audiobook.
Even if you think this might not be your 'thing' it's actually worth the read - I was pleasantly surprised as this is not the sort of genre I normally go for. At the end there is an interview with the author which was actually really interesting - he didn't mention it but he is actually Stephen King's son, which sort of makes sense now I have listened to the book! Don't let that put you off (if you aren't a Stephen King fan) as Joe Hill is a great author in his own right.
"You can see the family resemblance"
It was a good story - wasn't sure how it would turn out and there were lots of twists and turns along the way.
Charlie - he was super evil and scary.
She was a great delivery style - a really professional voice talent. I would look out for other books read by her.
I have read a couple of Joe Hill books and like his style. I do see echos of his fathers writing which is to be expected.
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