A Novel
Author(s): Joe Hill
Awards:2014-Solo Narration-Female-Finalist-Audies,
2013-New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (16 discs)
Product Number: DD12461
Released: Jul 08, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483005386
Narrator/s: Kate Mulgrew
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Joe Hill, the acclaimed, award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, plunges you into the dark side of imagination with a thrilling novel of supernatural suspense that will have you flinching at shadows and checking the rearview mirror again and again. Victoria McQueen has a knack for finding things. Riding her bicycle through an old covered bridge, she always emerges where she needs to be. But Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability-no one would believe her. Charles Talent Manx has a gift of his own. He takes children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith, and they slip away to an astonishing playground he calls Christmasland. But the journey through Charlie's twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor. And then comes the day when Vic goes looking for trouble . and finds Charlie. That was a lifetime ago. Now, the only kid ever to escape Manx's unmitigated evil is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx is on the road again, and he won't slow down until he's taken his revenge. As a life-and-death battle builds-her magic pitted against his-Vic McQueen prepares to destroy Manx once and for all. Disturbing, mesmerizing, and full of twisting thrills, Hill's phantasmagoric, devilishly playful masterpiece is a terrifying high-octane ride.

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Author(s): Joe Hill
Narrator(s): Kate Mulgrew
Product Number Z100046156
Released: Apr 30, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062237743
Author(s): Joe Hill
Product Number EB00236952
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062200594

Professional reviews

"Writer Ju Hill has proven to be as adept at writing horror as his father, Stephen King, and this may be his best work yet. It's made even better edition by the performance of narrator Kate Mulgrew. The title, a play on "Nosferatu," is not about vampires. It's a very long story about Charles Manx, who kidnaps children and turns them into unliving creatures who forever play monstrous games in "Christmasland." Victoria McQueen, his nemesis, is a half-crazy woman who is determined to kill him. It takes a special talent to sustain suspense over such a long novel, and Mulgrew is more than equal to the task. She dusn't read; she performs. With many voices, she carries the listener through this book of horror, love, and inspiration. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"