No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
"GOD'S WAITING ROOM; AKA FLORIDA"
Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.
"OMG - This production surpasses all expectations!"
Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.
"Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew...."
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.
"Yikes! Five stars for fright"
In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
"I've got a fairly strong stomach but..."
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache, and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances.
"people are funny"
Richard Matheson's Duel, an unforgettable tale about a driver menaced by a semi truck, was the source for Stephen Spielberg's acclaimed first film of the same name. Throttle, by Stephen King and Joe Hill, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws, in the simmering Nevada desert.
Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon on an afternoon in 1945...Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town.
"Wonderful and recommended"
Sommerzeit, Ferienzeit: Familie Locke verbringt den Urlaub in ihrem Ferienhaus in der Nähe von San Francisco. Doch die idyllischen Tage enden abrupt, als ein ehemaliger Schüler von Vater Rendell Locke auftaucht und ihn brutal bedroht: Sam Lesser und sein gewalttätiger Kumpel sind auf der Suche nach geheimnisvollen Schlüsseln. Die Situation eskaliert... Nach dem Mord an ihrem Mann flieht Nina Locke mit ihren drei Kindern Bode, Tyler und Kinsey nach Lovecraft Mansion. Dort lebt Rendells jüngerer Bruder Duncan, der die Familie aufnimmt. Nina hofft in dem alten Familiensitz, der unter dem Namen Keyhouse bekannt ist, zur Ruhe zu kommen.
"This is in German."
The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.
"Tales of the Macabre"
Eddie Carroll is sick to death of editing the collection America's Best New Horror, sick of reading through second-rate stories in order to find the few "best new". But one afternoon he stumbles across a new story so remarkable that he soon embarks on a quixotic quest to find its author - a quest he may not live to regret.
"Disturbing and great!"
Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache... and a pair of horns growing from his temples. Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - with Ig the only suspect.
"LOVED this book! OMG Joe is awesome"
Dos hermanos que viajan en coche por la Ruta 73 deciden parar a descansar un rato cuando, de repente, oyen unos gritos de auxilio de un niño perdido entre la hierba alta que crece junto a la carretera. Un terrorífico relato narrado con la maestría insuperable de Stephen King.
"Misteriosa historia "
Imogene is young and beautiful, kisses like a movie star, and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead, the legendary ghost of the Rosebud Theater, and one afternoon in 1945 a boy named Alec Sheldon will have an unforgettable encounter with her...in the dark.
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.
There's no end to the things that terrify Homer Feltz: tinfoil, fast food, his shopaholic Aunt Mandy. Only his father, manager of a disastrously bad major-league team, seems to understand him, and offers him any refuge from a world quickly becoming too big, too grown-up, and too crowded with everyday horrors for Homer to manage.
Eric is a 20-something burnout who just lost a girlfriend and a job. Once, though, he was the Red Bolt, and with his home-made cape, he could fly. Now the cape is back in his hands, and Eric's future is looking up... and up....
Bobby Conroy's made a lot of mistakes - the biggest, perhaps, when he let Harriet Rutherford slip away from him. And now the two of them � and Harriet's young son � are all extras on the set of Dawn of the Dead, and Bobby has the chance to see what could have been.
"I loved this story!"
Nolan Lerner is guilty. His past is a thing choked with secrets, blood � and sunflowers. Only Nolan knows what really happened that summer in 1977, when his younger brother, an idiot savant named Morris, built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors inside, doors leading into other worlds.
Jack's mother is a storyteller, a game-player. On an impulsive trip out to the family lake house, she spins a macabre tale for Jack and his father - a tale that, as the weekend progresses, Jack finds more and more difficult to untangle from his family's real life.