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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (457 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Matheson Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don't know. Would you still push the button? "Button, Button," Richard Matheson's chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of The Box, the new film from the director of Donnie Darko. In addition, this outstanding collection also contains many other unforgettable stories by Matheson, the award-winning author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come. "The inventive plots and spare but convincing portraits of ordinary men and women caught up in forces beyond their control demonstrate why Stephen King has called Matheson his most significant influence." --Publishers Weekly Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/16/2014

    " Some of the short stories were very good, some were dumb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bev | 1/29/2014

    " So far I'm enjoying the short stories and I'm about half way through. They're perfect for a short break at work "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura | 1/22/2014

    " Richard Matheson is hit (I Am Legend>) and miss (Hell House>). This is a bit of both with mostly misses. The stories are all short, which gets the reader to the gag more quickly but it doesn't allow for any real character development or long form tension building. The stories are all based around "what if?" ideas--what if your wife could foretell deaths in her dreams? what if a man offered to give you a lot of money to press a button, killing someone you didn't know? and so on. But a successful "what if?" story should still have characters worthy of the premise, but these are just sketches and, as such, are never really satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by lynn | 1/16/2014

    " quick and easy plane read short stories ala twilight zone haven't seen the movie so don't know how compares "

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