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Author: Joe Hill Narrator: Joe Hill, Stephen Lang, Nate Corddry, Neil Gaiman, Kate Mulgrew, Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Ashleigh Cummings, Laysla De Oliveira, George Guidall, Connor Jessup, various narrators, others Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062956644

Publisher Description

2020 Audie Awards® WINNER - Short Stories/Collections

The number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman and Strange Weather returns with a dark and ingenious collection of 13 compelling short stories that showcase his ability to “push genre conventions to new extremes” (New York Times Book Review), performed by a stunning multi-cast featuring Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, and George Guidall.

In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in 13 relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass”, one of two stories cowritten 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”, cowritten 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Featuring two previously unpublished stories and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche.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.

 

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  • “Hill shows how insanely good he is at shocking, terrible, whoa, cover-your-mouth-and-gasp endings…[A] seamless and finely crafted work.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • "Full Throttle is a great collection and just more proof that Hill is one of the great storytellers of the early twenty-first century. Highly recommended.”

    - SFF World
  • “This new collection of short fiction by acclaimed horror and suspense writer Joe Hill proves that Hill can do it all.”

    - Crime Reads
  • “A terrific cast of narrators lend their voices to thirteen stories by Joe Hill…Hill himself reads the utterly delightful introduction…Booklovers may agree that ‘Late Returns,’ narrated by Wil Wheaton—about a librarian slipping through time to offer the dead one last great read—is the gem of this collection. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “The poet laureate of everyday terrors returns with a baker’s dozen of deliciously sinister tales…Miniature masterworks of modern horror, proving that life is hard, weird, and always fatal.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “This collection cements Hill’s reputation as a versatile master of scares both subtle and shocking.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Compulsively readable. Thirteen stories weave in and out of gritty realism, whimsical folklore, and futuristic sf…Hill fills each story with shocking plot twists, excellent world-building, and satisfying kismet.”

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year in Fiction
  • The 2020 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Short Stories & Collections
  • A Booklist Pick of Outstanding Audio Narrations

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About the Author

Joe Hill, author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box, is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Fireman. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections.

About the Narrators

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.

Neil Gaiman is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Norse Mythogy, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Anansi Boys, and others, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. His novel American Gods aired as a TV series in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.

Kate Mulgrew is an accomplished film and television actress, most noted for her lead role as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. Other television credits include Ryan’s Hope, Murphy Brown, Cheers, and the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. She has won numerous awards for her performances, including an Obie Award, Golden Satellite Award, Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. Her audiobook narrations have won her four AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Zachary Quinto grew up in Pittsburgh. He has had guest starring roles on such shows as Touched By an Angel, CSI, Six Feet Under, and Crossing Jordan. In 2004, he spent an entire season as computer analyst Adam Kaufman on FOX’s highly rated drama 24. He is best known to date for his role as Sylar, the super powered psychopathic serial killer on the NBC smash hit series Heroes. In May 2009, Quinto appeared as Spock in the blockbuster reboot of the Star Trek franchise, directed by J. J. Abrams. He lives in Los Angeles.

Wil Wheaton is an award–winning actor, voice artist, author, and audiobook narrator. Among his movie credits are Stand by Me and Toy Soldiers. His many television credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, and Generator Rex. As a narrator of more than a dozen audiobooks, he has twice won the prestigious Audie Award, twice been a finalist for the Audie, and earned an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine.

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.

Living Language, an imprint of Random House, Inc., is a foreign language self-study publisher that produces courses in languages such as French, German, Italian, Polish, Persian, and Arabic.

Emily Rankin is an audio narrator and winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.