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Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781622319343
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Andrew writes commercially and critically successful mystery novels that have sold millions of copies. But under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades" he writes dark, violent, masochistic potboilers. When his identity is in danger, and a woman has accused him of Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Oates’s latest suspense tale follows the psychic takeover of Andrew J. Rush…by the secret persona he uses to pen lurid genre novels. For added fun, Oates garnishes this machismo-laden struggle with a leavening pinch of one of her favorite feminist topics: witchcraft.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • Jack of Spades[is] the distinguished novelist’s latest example of disturbing but compelling psychological suspense. Oates is smooth—so smooth that readers barely notice how she tightens her silken noose of a plot around their throats.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A chilling thriller…Gothic in its paranoia but thoroughly modern in its observations on fame’s destructive powers.”

    Bustle magazine

  • “Sleek and suspenseful…Readers are sure to be gripped and unsettled by [Oates’s] depiction of a seemingly mild-mannered character whose psychopathology simmers frighteningly close to the surface.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A great psychological noir novel…[A] tour de force…This tale of suspense makes for another high-caliber Oatesian outing, displaying flair, noir sophistication, and [Stephen] King-like flourishes.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A mystery writer slowly becomes subsumed by his dark alter ego in Oates’ tale of literary madness…With its homages to Poe…and the horror masters Jack of Spades so admires, this latest unsettling and chilling thriller from Oates does not disappoint.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book for Spring 2015
  • An O Magazine Best Book of the Season's Mysteries and Thrillers

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About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, and novellas. She is the 2019 recipient of the $10,000 Jerusalem Prize, given to “international writers whose body of work assert the freedom of the individual in society.” She is also a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, among other major awards.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.