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Heart-Shaped Box

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joe Hill

Narrated By: Stephen Lang

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: February 2007

Duration: 11 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

The remarkable debut novel by a new master of dark fantasy...Heart-Shaped Box
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals...a used hangman's noose...a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is widely known. 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.
I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder....
For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts, of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more? But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.
And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door... seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang...standing outside his window...staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting, with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one hand....
A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.

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  • Lawrence B

    Great story from a wonderful author. Enjoyed the narration and hope to find another collaboration between the two of them.

  • Tracy k

    I loved it! I love the narrator, I loved the story, easy to follow and really cool. I fell in love with the characters, and the end was perfect... absolutely did not want the story to end..

  • Jason Berdan

    This book is well-written, edgy, erotic, disgusting, disturbing, and funny at times (but in a good way). The characters are perfect for the story told, but in general are a mixed bag of cliches. I recommend this book to all horror fans.

  • kimberly SCoggins

    I really liked this book. I was a bit apprehensive at first and then it had me hooked. The author did a great job of keeping theses characters interesting. The narrator did great as well. I would definitely recommend this book.