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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (399 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Joe Hill Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780061768729
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Road Rage unites Richard Matheson’s classic “Duel” and the contemporary work it inspired—two power-packed short stories by three of the genre’s most acclaimed authors.

“Duel,” an unforgettable tale about a driver menaced by a semi truck, was the source for Stephen Spielberg’s acclaimed first film of the same name.

“Throttle,” by Stephen King and Joe Hill, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you’re up against is slowing down.

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  • “Stephen Lang narrates with an intensity faithful to the stories’ mood.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Cortesi | 11/9/2013

    " I only have "Throttle" half the book, but since Kindle books aren't supported...this is my work around....I liked this better then most shorts, but *really* shorts are just not my thing..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/9/2013

    " Meh....not that exciting but well written. I expected a little more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/8/2012

    " Two great stories by two of my favorite authors, Richard Matheson and Stephen King, and Joe Hill (who is Stephen King's son), who I am just now "getting to know." The stories were short, edge-of-your-seat, OMFG, wide-eyed misadventures of road raging truck drivers. Good stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 8/22/2012

    " Special audio only version with Matheson's classic story "Duel" (which was made into a TV movie by Stephen Spielberg) and "Throttle" by Joe Hill and Stephen King. Both stories were very good though "Duel" was a bit less graphic. Read by Stephen Lang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 1/28/2012

    " Duel by Matheson is a classic short story that was the basis for Steven Speilberg's first movie. King and his son Hill take their own shot at the same plot with Throttle. The contrast is amazing. What a neat writing exercise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stef | 3/26/2011

    " Probably not the best book to read/listen to on a road trip. I eyed everyone on the road with suspicion, afterwards. Great Hill/King collaboration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy Boo | 2/18/2011

    " Fantastic!!! What a wild ride!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 1/30/2011

    " Duel by Matheson is a classic short story that was the basis for Steven Speilberg's first movie. King and his son Hill take their own shot at the same plot with Throttle. The contrast is amazing. What a neat writing exercise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/7/2010

    " Two great stories by two of my favorite authors, Richard Matheson and Stephen King, and Joe Hill (who is Stephen King's son), who I am just now "getting to know." The stories were short, edge-of-your-seat, OMFG, wide-eyed misadventures of road raging truck drivers. Good stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 7/2/2009

    " WOOTWOOTWOOT!!
    Stephen King and son Joe Hill's [named after THE JH:] nod to Matheson is most excellent. Bikers, rather than Matheson's salesman, give us a less subtle - but very effective - message. The irony in the ending is twistier than both deadly roads combined. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 7/8/2008

    " Fantastic!!! What a wild ride!! "

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About the Author
Author Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” from The Twilight Zone. He also wrote episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Night Gallery, and Star Trek. Several of his novels and stories have been made into movies, including The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and What Dreams May Come (starring Robin Williams). Over the course of his career he won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer’s Guild Award.

About the Narrator

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.