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Horns: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joe Hill

Narrated By: Fred Berman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: February 2010

Duration: 13 hours 53 minutes


Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with 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 had been raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once, the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed. But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. Nothing Ig can do or say matters. Everyone it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone that is, but the devil inside. . . .

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. It's time for a little revenge . . . it's time the devil had his due . . .


  • Ripley

    This book kept me sitting in my car long after I reached work everyday. It took me on a journey from hilarious beginning to dark and thoughtful ending. Very satisfying. Only complaint is that I didn't want it to end.

  • nab6215

    I loved the movie, which didn't even do the book justice. The book has layers and symbolism. Yet, it can be read as a strange ride. I know I'll watch the movie again and read this book again. I had no idea Joe Hill was Stephen King's son! Figures. This morning I am starting Sleeping Beauties, which is written by Stephen King and another son, Owen. We shall see. Horns will always have a special place in my library of the mind.

  • Lawrence Barnard

    This is a wonderful book. It gave me some twists that I didn't even expect coming, I am looking forward to hearing the next book by Joe Hill.

  • Greg

    The premise was unique, so I thought I'd take a gamble. In some instances I lost. I would probably rate the first 7 CD's a 4 star since it kept me interesting and I had no idea where it was headed. I should have stopped there. The story took an even darker turn starting in Disc 8, pick up for a while and then went back down. By the time I got to disc 12 I was just listening to complete the task. I didn't even care what happened.