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The Black Phone Audiobook

The Black Phone: A Short Story from '20th Century Ghosts'

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Publisher's Summary

John Finney is in trouble. The kidnapper locked him in a basement, a place stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children. With him in his subterranean cell is an antique phone, long since disconnected...but which rings at night, anyway, with calls from the dead.

Listen to more stories from 20th Century Ghosts, or download the complete collection.

©2005, 2007 Joe Hill; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Most of the stories display the unself-conscious dash that made Hill's novel an intelligent pleasure....Not just for ghost addicts." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    "Awesome!!!"

    "The Black Phone" is more straightforward horror, but nonetheless absolutely great.
    I am very impressed with Joe Hill.

    David LeDoux is one of the greats st narration.

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    Melissa 04-02-15
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    I loved this book! It was suspenseful and mysterious. I loved every minute! Great job Joe Hill! Keep them coming.

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    Kathryn billings, MT, USA 05-13-09
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    "Made me cringe"

    The kidnapping of a youngster by a pedophile reflects real life, unfortunately. The suspense of waiting to see if the boy will survive is at times too much to bear. This is a dark, dark story with a supernatural aspect that is fascinating. The ending is "happy" but the story is a downer.

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