Audie Award Nominee, Original Work, 2013
Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.
The Junkie Quatrain is four tales of survival, and four types of post-apocalypse story, because the end of the world means different things for different people. Loss. Opportunity. Hope. Or maybe just another day on the job.
©2012 Peter Clines (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
Just finished The Junkie Quatrain - didn't finish the laundry (thanks Peter!) because I was so engaged by these stories - and I am sitting here a bit awe struck. I'm not a huge monster fan especially the zombie type monsters with no individuality. But I picked up The Junkie Quatrain on sale because I enjoyed 14 so much and I am so glad I did. Nothing special about these monsters but there is something pretty special about 4 tightly written monster stories that could each stand alone but each connects to the others in such clever ways. In quick strokes, Peter Clines defines each of the central characters so that you invest in them immediately and each of these shorts then delivers a lot of punch. Mr. Clines can certainly write and Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer each do nice narrator turns with the material. It's not that the stories themselves are too short - each is a perfect length and locks in with the others almost with a "snap". It's just that the "snap" each time is such a "AHA" payoff in the brain you want it to go on and on. It's like watching a great dancer do a few quick amazing moves on the dance floor and then walk away before you can quite grasp what you saw. I totally loved this set of interlocking vignettes!
Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL
wish there was more! the 4 short stories are great. they weave together seamlessly. my disappoint is the clines could've made a full-blown book out of this material. the stories are great, but they just end. there's no resolution. the stories end just as the characters begin to reveal themselves. i was left frustrated, wondering what happens next. it's like clines wrote 1/3 of a book then just quit. i really hope clines publishes more, continuing the stories he started. i kind of feel cheated that it just ended! however, i sure did enjoy the ride while it lasted! it's like a rollercoaster- i was thrilled listening to the audiobook, but when it was over, i wanted to keep riding.
Each story has an interesting character. Each story reveals part of the overall plot- what has happened, how it has affected the world, and how different types of people have survived. Clines builds an interesting world that longs to be explored. We get just enough to start salivating, but he leaves us wanting more. Lots of potential.
so if you've got a few hours to burn, listen to these short stories. they're better than everything in the movie theaters and on the tube right now.
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
It is four stories about post apocalyptic California. At some point each story intersects.I love the way the story unfolds. You get information from different points of view so you learn more in each story Very entertaining. It was short so I listened to it twice so I could pick up on more things. I enjoy Peter. Clines. The narration was very good too.I bought it on sale I thought it was fabulous.
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Write faster!!! I've listened to all your books so far. This one might be my favorite. So please, WRITE FASTER!!!
Yes. To get more detail. It moves fast, and certain things I may have overlooked. It was a fun, fast read.
I don't want to give out spoilers
This is 4 short stories that overlap in some way. I was actually surprised, and a little upset when the first story ended so soon. The characters in the following stories all interact in some way with each other, but I was hoping for some sort of resolve.
The stories pace, and flow worked very well, but even after it was over, I wanted more. Many questions are unanswered, and there is no real resolve at the end. It's a bunch of stuff that happens in one day to different people.
If you think of Pulp Fiction..... it's like that,..... but with Zombies (the 28 days later kind).
They really should change the title, I would have never bought this if I had not read another Peter Cliens book, and part of this book was attached at the end, as a sample.
Great story,great narration. I only wish this had been developed into a series. Peter CLines has done it again.
I listened to this quatrain in one day,i just couldn't put it down.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
It was good..too short, but awesome!
I liked how all the stories tied into each other...and how it explains more about the Ex series, which kicks butt!!!
I like Holly....but its such a quick listen I really liked them all!!!
its quick enough too...and really great!!
I love Peter Clines, and can not wait too read more of his stuff....I hope he gives us more soon...this was a quick little listen and I highly recommend it, especially if you love the EX series!!!!
toward the top. I love that Clines has women voice for femal characters.
just great performances on their parts.
laugh at the most akward times.
All the books by Peter Clines and the performances have been just great listens. I haven't even read one of his books - I have listened to "14" and the first two EX books - waiting on the third. and of course now Quatrain - The only complaint I have about Quatrain is - wish it was longer.
I really love the way Peter Clines weaves the seemingly unrelated stories together. The 1st time it happened I was surprised and then I started looking forward to it.
The doctor who is hired by Bradburry.
Each time the stories were woven together created a 'what if' moment for me. The story is told (and not told) in such a way as to leave some of it up to your own imagination and conclusions.
"Not a bad zombie story."
A great set of stories that build up and link together. I would have like the stories to have a little more depth, there is definitely scope for longer stories or a second book.
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