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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781455811571
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Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking?

#1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.

#2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be certifiably crazy.

So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Crazy #2?

When Blake Crouch (DESERT PLACES, ABANDON) and Jack Kilborn (AFRAID, CHERRY BOMB), face-off, the result is SERIAL, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an “After School Special,” SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides.

Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, SERIAL is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other’s opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psychopath win.

F. Paul Wilson says, “SERIAL reads just like a Crouch or Kilborn novel: Full speed ahead, no flinching, no blinking, no brakes.”

Along with the reinsertion of additional material cut from the original version, SERIAL UNCUT also has a vastly expanded beginning and ending, including an extended section that originally appeared in the novella TRUCK STOP by J.A. Konrath.

If you can handle horrific thrills, proceed at your own risk.

But if you suffer from anxiety attacks, nervous disorders, insomnia, nightmares or night terrors, heart palpitations, stomach problems, or are of an overly sensitive nature, you should read something else instead.

The authors are in no way responsible for any lost sleep, missed work, failed relationships, or difficulty in coping with life after you have read SERIAL UNCUT. They will not pay for any therapy you may require as a result of reading SERIAL UNCUT. They will not cradle you in their arms, rock you back and forth, and speak in soothing tones while you unsuccessfully try to forget SERIAL UNCUT.

You have been warned...

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 2/13/2014

    " Twisted but a good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bracken | 2/8/2014

    " Meh. This book suffers from the same problem I think afflicts most horror films of the 80s (and some today): the monster is the hero and victims are empty tropes (the good girl, the jock, the nerd) waiting to be dispatched in increasingly creative and more elaborate ways than the last. This book suffers from the same problem. Narratives from the point of view of the killer(s) are hard to do and make the story relevant and compelling to the reader. There's dark character study (e.g., Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me) and then there's the killer as pop hero/anti-hero (e.g., A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Saw II, and their sequels going forward). The book is entertaining enough, but lacks the moral center or depth of character that would elevate this above average slasher fic. What makes a horror tale scary is empathy with the victim, not an investment in carnage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam Gott | 2/4/2014

    " Well it didn't really fulfill it's promise and seemed like a few short stories that were linked together by a rather abrupt and not so fulfilling conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 2/4/2014

    " Oh what a dark and cleverly created story this was. I highly recommend it and hope someday to see a film adaption. This would get a bazillion hits on Youtube if made. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Monson | 1/19/2014

    " Not my favorite of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cliff | 1/13/2014

    " A fun set of stories that trace the exploits of several serial killers, additionally tying together the works of Kilborn/Konrath and Crouch, the co-authors. Well-written, well-coordinated, and more than a little creepy, this is a great, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Estella | 1/5/2014

    " This book was very graphic & gory. However, I do enjoy reading books like this ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 12/14/2013

    " sadistic, psycho thriller that i could not put down! Loved the warning in the beginning...lol! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mihir | 11/28/2013

    " A fast paced, wild novella which features many characters and most of them killers. A very exciting read and full review to come on FBC soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 10/30/2013

    " After reading over ten books by J.A. Konrath/ Jack Kilborn and a couple by Blake Crouch, I thought I had read every conceivable way a human being could be tortured and killed in brutal, screaming agony. I was wrong. Salt in the wounds I've heard of, but lemon juice? Seriously gross. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 10/11/2013

    " about 40% through. This is just gratuitous violence. No interest in characters a all... am stopping and getting different book. Gore for gore's sake doesn't= entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 9/30/2013

    " Ok, this one gave me some serious nightmares. Loved it, couldn't stop reading it. My obsession with Kilborn/Konrath is starting to scare me.....his books push the reader to the edge of sanity, a bit scared I may fall off the paper-thin edge! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micky Parise | 8/30/2013

    " Sick book! Okay, was very intense and very graphic detailed and I loved it. Rare to find stories as vivid as this nowadays. Enjoyable reading and can't put it down till the end. Recommend highly if you like gory, intense, graphic stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen | 2/18/2013

    " This was way too gory even for me, a horror fan. It was way over the line but maybe that's why people like it. Blech!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nikki | 12/10/2012

    " This had no plot. None. The whole time I was waiting for story to start and then it ended. Not good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis L | 10/4/2012

    " This was a great book terrifying & just effin' crazy. It is not for the faint of heart. There is a moral story though, don't pick up hitchhikers & don't be a hitchhiker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 8/25/2012

    " Way better than the cut version. So creepy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 5/22/2012

    " Liked it as much as the first time I read the shorter version. The additional parts made it seem more fluid and obviously longer and more interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rahime | 4/12/2012

    " Gory, and there were times I wanted to put it down and stop reading, but overall the cleverness of the psycho killer-encounters-psycho killer plot won me over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 3/15/2012

    " I didn't finish reading the book. It seemed to glorify the killers. the killers never got caught or justice handed to them. But not sure since I didn't finish reading..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty | 1/24/2012

    " I loved it!!! Extremely gory fast paced and well just plain siCK at times ....what does that say about me!!!!! I hate myself for liking it but i did lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry Wright | 8/2/2011

    " What happens when serial killers meet...twisted and disturbing fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tobi | 6/19/2011

    " Pretty intense. It was a freebie I believe on kindle. Wish I hadn't read it while we were on vacation but did confirm my lifelong fear of picking up hitchikers! yipes. Will probably try to read something else by the authors, they cater to my dark side. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sylvia | 6/18/2011

    " Down load the sample, the best part of the book, and save yourself the three bucks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 6/11/2011

    " A short, concise read. The idea is a great one, and both authors are fabulous! Their writing styles mesh beautifully. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 6/8/2011

    " Not my favorite, I was entertained enough to finish the book but I found I wish the story was written by one author instead of two. While I really liked the writting of one author I wasn't impressed with the other. Oh well, it was qucik and free. "

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

    " Interesting concept -- so-so execution. It's really short, though, so it's good for a quick read if you like thrillers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zubie | 5/18/2011

    " Read this short story in about 45 minutes. Quite brutal and violent but very entertaining. Plus the ebook was free. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Babette | 5/16/2011

    " Horrible! I couldn't even finish it. It was to disgusting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/16/2011

    " Quick, 30 minute read. Gets your attention quick. I would've liked to see a little more detail on the ending, but overall very good! Worth the 30 minutes. "

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About the Author
Author Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is a New York Times bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a top-rated 2015 television series for FOX. With Chad Hodge, he also created Good Behavior, the TNT television show starring Michelle Dockery, based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He has written more than a dozen novels, which have been translated into over thirty languages, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

About the Narrators

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles. She is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.