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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Hill Narrator: TBD , David Ledoux Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 20th Century Ghosts Collection Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780061552151
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Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thrillingly original…A daredevil performance.”

    New York Times Book Review on 20th Century Ghosts

  • “Melancholy and very fine…should establish its author as a major player in twenty-first-century fantastic fiction.”

    Washington Post Book World on 20th Century Ghosts

  • “Each of these chilling tales arrests you from the opening sentence and leads you—trustingly, thanks to the simple mastery of the storyteller—into a place of gulping fear.”

    Daily Mail (London) on 20th Century Ghosts

  • “Extraordinary…Hill is flawless…There’s not a false note or disappointing effort in this book…One of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review) on 20th Century Ghosts

  • “A series of terrifying accounts of the macabre is brought to life through David Ledoux’s splendid reading. Ledoux offers a straightforward approach, making Hill’s startling tales as believable as they are frightening…Dark, brooding, and realistic.”

    AudioFile on 20th Century Ghosts

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About the Author
Author Joe Hill

Joe Hill, author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box, is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He calls New England home.

About the Narrator

David Ledoux has narrated a wide range of audio books, for which he was won and been nominated for several Audie and Earphones awards. He was named a 2010 Best Voice by AudioFile magazine for his narration of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, and he also narrated Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants and Douglas Copeland’s Nostradamus, among many others.