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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (664 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Matheson Narrator: Yuri Rasovsky Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight, the result of exposure to a radioactive cloud. He becomes a national spectacle, a freak that is bullied by teenagers and disrespected by everyone. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous—until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.

This is the terrifying novel that inspired the classic Hugo Award–winning motion picture, also written by Richard Matheson.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A horror story if ever there was one…a great adventure story—it is certainly one of that select handful that I have given to people, envying them the experience of the first reading.”

    Stephen King

  • “A classic of suspense as poignant as it is frightening—a mix that only Richard Matheson could pull off.”

    Dean Koontz

  • “Matheson’s legendary 1956 sci-fi tale…is beautifully realized by Yuri Rasovsky’s memorable reading. Enthusiastic and compelling, Rasovsky seems predisposed to the suspense master’s style of writing. Capturing the brilliant mix of everyday life and extraordinary horrors that Matheson is so revered for creating, Rasovsky reads with a dry, cool wit that breathes new life into this classic tale. He knows exactly how to relay the tension and anxiety to his audience, and never ceases to raise the stakes and bring the audience to their knees in sheer terror. This is a thrilling and unforgettable experience.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Yuri Rasovsky reads with great energy and expression.”


  • “Rasovsky’s malleable voice gets larger and smaller as the novel flits between Carey’s past and present, and his dramatic pacing and facility with regional accents enhance this audiobook.” 


  • “Richard Matheson is a wonderfully expressive author, drawing emotion out with every turn.”


  • A Audie Award Nominee Audie Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stefano Roero | 2/20/2014

    " A nice and original science-fiction novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 2/17/2014

    " A good Adventure, but was my least favorite of Richard Matheson so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corey | 2/15/2014

    " My copy included several other stories by Matheson, many of them excellent. I have been hearing about Matheson for years and am happy to have finally read him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 2/7/2014

    " Richard Matheson knows how to write an entertaining book for sure. I enjoyed this one to the finish! "

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