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Threats Audiobook

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Read By: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781481590327

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Longest Chapter Length:

19:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:17 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

05:33 minutes

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Publisher Description

David’s wife is dead—at least, he thinks she’s dead—but he can’t figure out what killed her or why she had to die. His efforts to sort out what’s happened have been interrupted by his discovery of a series of elaborate and escalating threats hidden in strange places around his home—one buried in the sugar bag, another carved into the side of his television. These disturbing threats may be the best clues to his wife’s death:


Detective Chico is also on the case and is intent on asking David questions he doesn’t know the answers to and introducing him to people who don’t appear to have David’s or his wife’s best interests in mind. With no one to trust, David is forced to rely on his own memories and faculties—but they too are proving unreliable.

In Threats, Amelia Gray builds a world that is bizarre yet familiar, violent yet tender. It is an electrifying story of love and loss that grabs you on the first page and never loosens its grip.

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“The first time I encountered Amelia Gray’s fiction, it slugged me in the jaw. The second time, too, and the third. Said jaw-slugging has ensued nearly every time I’ve read something of hers, except for when instead it whispered sad and surprising but undeniable truths about the difficulty of intimacy and sense in the wretched blastoscape of modern life. And then it made me a grilled cheese sandwich to prove that the world can be a kind place, and it waited until I had sated myself and wiped away the crumbs before slugging me in the jaw again.”

— Doug Dorst, author of Alive in Necropolis 


  • “Gray is a standout in the crowded field of ambitious young writers with edgy tastes…Now she’s poised to move into the literary mainstream with Threats.”

    — Los Angeles Times
  • “Mysteries abound in Amelia’s Gray’s intriguing debut novel…But this is no thriller. Instead, it’s a surreal, darkly comic portrait of a man’s mental unraveling, all seen through David’s unstable gaze.”

    — Entertainment Weekly
  • “Gradually, as with any good detective novel, the pieces come together. What would have seemed gimmicky in the hands of a less skilled writer becomes a cunning whodunit with Gray at the reins…An innovative debut novel.” 

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A striking debut novel from a writer eager to shake domestic fiction out of its comfort zone.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Amelia Gray is a sharpshooter, precise and deadly. Threats lures the reader with its poetic sensibilities and then subverts every expectation. Before long, there will be statues of Gray in various corners of the literary world.”

    — Emma Straub, author of Other People We Married
  • “Reading Amelia Gray is like a pyramid of rocks being built on a cloud. That’s to say, it’s something fantastical, dreamlike, playful, and very dangerous. You will be amazed at what this writer can do.”

    — Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes


  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2012
  • A 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist for Fiction

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About Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray is the author of several books, including Isadora, AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, Threats, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and is the winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest.

About Hillary Huber

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.