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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Ketchum Narrator: Gary Kohler Publisher: Audio Realms Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he's fishing. He smells the gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren't hunters, they're rich kids who don't care about the river and the fish and the old man. Or his dog. Red is the name of the old man's dog, his best friend in the world. And when the boys shoot the dog - for nothing, for simple spite - he sees red, like a mist before his eyes. And before the whole thing is done there'll be more red. Red for blood...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel Bonner | 2/16/2014

    " A revenge story that I thought was going to be harder than it was Rather tame for Mr Ketchum. banged it out in a day "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 lopeanha | 2/14/2014

    " This was a quick read, because of shortness and not because of very good entertainment. I don't seem to warm up with this author. It's the third book that I read by him and they were all kinda 'meh'. I kinda liked the ending though, which is a bit unsettling though (one shouldn't like this ending, should they?). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Elizabeth | 2/11/2014

    " This book reminded me a lot of my grandfather. He always said that anyone that messed with his dog was destined to have a bad day. The man in this book gave a little bit of my grandfather back to me :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horrorfan | 1/27/2014

    " A good book. This story is tame compared to his others and a really good story about justice. No real-cringe worth moments. Though the second story inside the book "The Passenger" was better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trev Twinem | 1/18/2014

    " Well for those of you who do not want to know the story....look away now....and for the rest of you this is the synopsis! Old man fishing with dog, bad boys approach, dog shot, old man seeks out bad boys..gun battle ensues...old man survives but learns he has cancer and will die in the not to distant future...cue music..and fade...I found this poorly written with a tried, tested and somewhat boring revenge theme with one rather odd exception...about a third of the way through our hero..the old man Ludlow has a meeting with a young impressionable good looking reporter Carrie Donnel who for some inexplicable reason decides she wants to bed Ludlow. (I'm a young verile mid 50's guy, but I don't see many young women trying to jump my bones!! :) I was sure the reporter might have an ulterior ie find out about Ludlow's rather sad past (his murdering son) and then publish publish this story...no way she just fancied jumping into bed with the old man. I just do not know what the purpose of this storyline was just added to the overall poor impression that I had of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/17/2014

    " Man seeks revenge after dog is killed by punk kids, good dramatic story, not horror "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisella | 1/15/2014

    " Persistence pays off. Avery is consistent and constant, and persistent. I was so glad that this story ended well, and really loved the short story at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 1/7/2014

    " A good quick read from one of my favorites. The novella "The Passenger" is included (at least with the paperback version) and actually outshines the title work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 1/6/2014

    " This one really showed me how Ketchum can write something other than horror. This was a heartfelt story, that the 'ol guy just wanted justice, for the senseless killing of his best friend....his dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 1/4/2014

    " Decent revenge novel that tugs at the heartstrings -- who wouldn't want to see comeuppance for killing a senior citizen's dog? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg Bromgard | 12/30/2013

    " Revenge for a dog...great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 12/26/2013

    " I don't like dogs but when this poor old mans dog got shot I wanted to kill the punk kids myself. This story to me is about a man that has lost everything and has nothing but his pride left to protect. His dog gets shot and he does what the law wont and handles business old school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harald Maier | 12/23/2013

    " What a great book! What an perfect ending. Finally he lost some of his old demons and I hope finally Ketchum gets his peace of mind! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 11/29/2013

    " This book made me so sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 11811 (Eleven) | 7/15/2013

    " Ketchum is a master of horror that lacks supernatural elements. Another 3 stars for the bonus novella, "The Passenger." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 6/21/2013

    " Ehhh.... it was okay, I guess. Ultimately not particularly memorable but the pacing was nice and fast, so I didn't notice until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Ball | 4/30/2013

    " In the end, an intensely emotional story, but not an earth-shattering one. Ketchum's prose, however, is always, unflinchingly magnetic and powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deathraceking | 2/10/2013

    " Decent, but "The Passenger" in this book makes it well worth the purchase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gizmatic Cantor | 1/8/2013

    " Don't mess with old men or their dogs!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 11/26/2012

    " Don't mess with a man's dog! Nice change of pace from Off Season and Offspring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Parsons | 6/12/2012

    " An old man's dog is killed by a group of cruel teenagers. The old man tries to settle things within the law but things quickly escalate out of hand. A great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Brink | 1/11/2012

    " I kept thinking something cool would happen but it didn't. Like drinking a few beers then realizing they were nonalcoholic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kandice | 5/17/2011

    " First book I have ever read by Ketchum. Good book--but not really a "horror" novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Mueller | 2/11/2011

    " Not a typical dog story. This one has Ketchum's twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie | 1/28/2011

    " I loved this story and couldn't put it down. I'd read it before years ago, however recently started going through my Ketchum collection. It's been a good choice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/15/2011

    " Man seeks revenge after dog is killed by punk kids, good dramatic story, not horror
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachele | 1/6/2011

    " what will you do for your dog???Would you kill for him??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/5/2011

    " An old man's dog is killed by a group of cruel teenagers. The old man tries to settle things within the law but things quickly escalate out of hand. A great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 11811 | 12/16/2010

    " Ketchum is a master of horror that lacks supernatural elements. Another 3 stars for the bonus novella, "The Passenger." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horrorfan | 5/16/2010

    " A good book. This story is tame compared to his others and a really good story about justice. No real-cringe worth moments. Though the second story inside the book "The Passenger" was better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kandice | 3/16/2010

    " First book I have ever read by Ketchum. Good book--but not really a "horror" novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 3/5/2010

    " This is definitely a book that will freak you out and leaves you feeling uneasy about the world once you're done reading it. Crazy, right? I just picked it up out of some crap my brother left behind at our house and now it's sat on my bookshelf ever since. Might go read it again, it was so good... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandy | 1/5/2010

    " Not my favorite. I felt like the author was in a rush to finish the book and was trying to cram a lot into 200 pages. I wish that he would have delved a little more into the characters but I think the basic premise of the story was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 12/16/2009

    " This one really showed me how Ketchum can write something other than horror. This was a heartfelt story, that the 'ol guy just wanted justice, for the senseless killing of his best friend....his dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 11/5/2009

    " Not a typical dog story. This one has Ketchum's twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 10/27/2009

    " A book about a man and his dog. Except, early on the dog gets shot in the face and the man seeks revenge. Being an animal lover, I was cheering him on all the way.

    It's a very switch-off-your-brain read. It's not as good as Jack Ketchum's other books though. "

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