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Voluntary Committal

A Short Story from '20th Century Ghosts'
By: Joe Hill
Narrated by: David LeDoux
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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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.
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©2005, 2007 Joe Hill (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"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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Joe Hill

Joe never fails to entertain me. He has the ability to connect me with a character just like his father does. The whole family is talented as all heck, let's not forget Tabby & Owen!

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Absolutely awesome!

Joe Hill is truly one of the greatest writers of new horror today. The stories come across as if they're scenes out of troubled dreams.

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  • Rocio
  • Fresno, CA, United States
  • 04-13-15

Fascinating!

Joe Hill does it again! Voluntary Committal is a great incredibly imaginative short story that will give you goosebumps! A definite read and would make a fun campfire story.

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  • Cathy
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • 07-28-08

how fun!

I really enjoyed this story. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. It was well worth my time. Joe Hill has his own style and once I got over the fact that he isn't his dad I really liked his own unique style.

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