Full Throttle

Full Throttle

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"In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in "Faun." A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "Late Returns." In "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality. and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in "Throttle," co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"--
Publisher: [New York, NY] :, HarperAudio,, [2019]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062956644
0062956647
Branch Call Number: e-audio
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 45 min., 44 sec.)) : digital
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alburke47 Sep 07, 2020

I was thinking as I mulled over writing this that like his father, it had been a while since I'd read any Joe Hill (Horns a few years ago). Of course, seeing as I got hit in the head a lot growing up, I had somehow forgotten that I've read most of the stellar Welcome to Lovecraft series over the ... Read More »


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alburke47 Sep 07, 2020

I was thinking as I mulled over writing this that like his father, it had been a while since I'd read any Joe Hill (Horns a few years ago). Of course, seeing as I got hit in the head a lot growing up, I had somehow forgotten that I've read most of the stellar Welcome to Lovecraft series over the last year. So, moving swiftly on, when I finally had a gap in my audiobook section, I was more than happy to fill it with Full Throttle, a collection of short stories.
As I've (probably) said (a million times) before, not all short story collections are created equal, and this is no exception. However, this is as much a matter of personal taste as dips in quality, as there is something in here for everyone. Well, everyone who enjoys the macabre. From the pulse-pounding Throttle, a tale of Vietnam veterans-turned bikers being pursued by a trucker for no apparent reason, maybe a nod to the movie Duel (anyone remember Duel?), to the brutal Faun, where trophy hunters enter a magical realm to hunt fairy-tale creatures, and Late Return, a story of a library mobile driver, haunted by the death of his parents, meets people who are posthumously returning books, The stories are great, wonderfully weird, and many of them will stick with you long after you've finished.
I must throw in a quick nod to the narrator Zachary Quinto, who added life to a vast array of characters while applying the necessary gravitas or humour to each and every story.
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