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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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    Chris Australia 06-05-13
    Chris Australia 06-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The most annoying and boring read ever."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Somebody who is deaf would probably enjoy listening to this. Then again I am sure they would be happy to hear anything.


    What could Joe Hill have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have somebody else write it with different plot and certainly a different narrator too.


    What didn’t you like about Kate Mulgrew’s performance?

    I couldn't bare listening to her whining on any more. Fingernails down a chalk board would be easier to listen to.


    What character would you cut from NOS4R2?

    All characters should be removed.


    Any additional comments?

    Ok, so this one just wasn't for me. Wouldn't mind a refund but have a feeling that feature is now missing from the website. Nice one am Amazon, look at how much I spend with you. <br/><br/>I will sum up this book as... Well I can't really post what I want to say here. But compared to my massive library of audible books, this is certainly the worst so far.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Boksburg, South Africa 06-04-13
    John Boksburg, South Africa 06-04-13
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    "nos4r2"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    NO BODY THAT I KNOW


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Hill again?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I HAVE BEEN TRTING TO RETURN THIS BOOK FOR A CREDIT BECAUSEB I TOOK IT WHEN I WENT INTO HOSPITAL IN MAY IT IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ABOUT .I WOULD LIKE TO RETURN FOR A CREDIT .I GOT OUT OF HIGH CARE UNIT ON SUNDAY THE 2/06/2013

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    nicole morley, Australia 08-14-13
    nicole morley, Australia 08-14-13
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    "Well"
    What disappointed you about NOS4R2?

    I couldn't even get 5 minutes into this. Very odd. Maybe just me but disappointed


    What was most disappointing about Joe Hill’s story?

    Boring


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Mulgrew’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from NOS4R2?

    Didn't getto know any


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Richard
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    5/21/13
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    "fantastically dark and creepy"

    The perfect narrator for a fantastically dark and creepy book.
    Christmas will never seem quite so magical again.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Tara
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    6/20/13
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    "Yes! Loved this Audiobook in every way!"
    What made the experience of listening to NOS4R2 the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was superb, fantastic gritty voice which really matched the atmosphere of the novel. Great characters, fantastic descriptive writing. Perfect!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all of the characters because they were just so well written.


    What about Kate Mulgrew’s performance did you like?

    Wow, she has a fantastic gritty voice which matched the novel perfectly. I always say that a narrator can make or break an audiobook and she really did make this come alive for me.


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

    Yes! I have a long journey to work and this book made it bearable!


    Any additional comments?

    As you may be aware Joe Hill is Stephen King's son, this novel really has all the best elements of some of my favourite King novels- I didn't know when listening to it that there was a connection but kept thinking this guy could give Stephen King a run for his money. Great audiobook, pleasure to listen!

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • bohobo
    Yorkshire, UK
    10/2/13
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    "Creepy as f*ck"
    What made the experience of listening to NOS4R2 the most enjoyable?

    It's an audio page turner. I listened to it on a long drive through the night. I was wary of stopping in a service station in case there were monsters waiting for me. THAT'S how scary it is!


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

    As good as Joe Hill's other books.


    What does Kate Mulgrew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Kate Mulgrew has the strangest voice, passing between biker chick, fat, bear-like dad, teenage son, ancient evil, downtrodden rapist and stammering librarian seamlessly. She's either is one very talented or one very mentally ill individual.


    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer
    alfreton, United Kingdom
    9/1/13
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    "NOS4R2"

    This is my first Joe Hill book after my friend recommended him as a good author,i agree this story was very long and great,i have to give it to the narrator though she was amazing probably the best I have listen to the voice changes she does very creepy sometimes,a good narrator makes the book and she certainly did that,its a good little story a little disturbing in parts,you could imagine his dad actually doing a book like this if you like vampire fantasy stories then this is for you.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • fiona
    Ireland
    5/8/13
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    "amazing"

    great narration, such a wonderful voice.
    Great story, nice twists. Very creepy, well paced action. A good piece of work

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Loved it"

    From the first 5 minutes to the last word, I was totally entertained. I had never read any of Joe Hill books before and to be honest this was an impulse buy but I didn’t regret it in the slightest.

    This book is so descriptive that it takes you to the characters highs and lows. This leads to the only negative point in the book – that is the main characters are created in such a way that it takes little imagination to visualise them in front of you. A bit like a Victoria sponge, easy to identify and enjoyable to eat but can be slightly boring as there is no surprises.

    Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable listen. I love the way that Vic McQueen is the heroine but is still human, a mother who tries her hardest even when there is so much staked against her. The author has managed to cram in so many twists and turns that it keeps you totally engaged. Just as you think that you could turn it off the story takes a dark turn and begs to be listen too for just another 10 mins (that turns into the next 30 mins).

    There is a theory that everything in this world originates in our thoughts and feelings and this novel takes this idea to a whole new level. The author builds delicate and sinister inner worlds called inscapes and transports you there. Christmas Land a place all children would love to go but all parents fear.

    The narrator was fabulous as well. She is easy to listen to and not once did I have to rewind. She brings the characters to life and it is easy to work out which personality is speaking.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Brian B.
    5/10/13
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    "Back to Brilliance"

    I loved Heart Shaped Box, Horns was very disappointing, this story is fantastically gripping and Kate Mulgrew has to be the best narrator ever. She could narrate the telephone directory and it would be worth listening to! In all seriousness, NOS4RS cannot be compared to any other car horror story, it is unique, clever, has twists and turns and doesn't disappoint. Best horror story since 'Meat'

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wras
    Kildonan
    2/9/15
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    "Just losers lost in a parody of horror."

    Here is a book I should have liked but it is such soulless creation I could not care for any of the characters. They all live in a vacuum of morality or love, everything is staged for a movie clip and reminiscent of other sets nothing has logic or is likeable.Just losers lost in a parody of horror, waste of money and time.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • alex_holmes_367
    5/7/14
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    "Awesome story telling"
    What made the experience of listening to NOS4R2 the most enjoyable?

    This story is genuinely chilling and creepy. The whole package including the fantastic narrator evoked genuine emotion within me throughout the whole book.<br/>


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

    Honestly? I don't know. The story was gripping, compelling and original to the end.


    What does Kate Mulgrew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narration is first class. Kate Mulgrew brought the atmosphere of the story and characters to life.


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

    Christmas land - Where dreams come to life!


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first Joe Hill book I have listened to and I am certainly going to be getting the rest of his books as I am an instant fan. I cant wait to see what he is going to write next.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
    5/11/14
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    "Good story but the sound levels are an issue..."
    Would you try another book written by Joe Hill or narrated by Kate Mulgrew?

    Yes, I've downloaded Horns based on the listener reviews.


    Would you recommend NOS4R2 to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, it's a good premise and got a great villain.


    What three words best describe Kate Mulgrew’s performance?

    Very good overall, the chief villain's voice especially, but she doesn't half shout some lines of dialogue so watch the volume if you're wearing headphones. She can be normal volume one second and the next you feel like your ear drum is going to burst. This ought to have been fixed in the mix.


    Was NOS4R2 worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    References to his father's work (e.g. doors to Mid-World, Pennywise circus) are unnecessary and pull you out of the story.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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