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Controller

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Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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Summary

What happens when temperatures flare between a mother and son? A few degrees make all the difference in this New York Times bestselling author’s blazingly chilling story of psychological terror.

It’s the hottest winter on record, but Raymond’s demanding, bedridden mother doesn’t mind. She likes it warm. Lately, however, control over the thermostat has become a nasty struggle. And each morning that she’s still alive is a suffocating new challenge for Raymond. How high can the mercury climb before he boils over?

Jesse Kellerman’s Controller is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.

©2018 Jesse Kellerman (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Toni's takes
  • 17-12-18

Struggled to keep listening

Did not care for the story or how it was written. Too many descriptive phrases, nice for an English class but made it difficult to follow the story,
which I actually hated. The narrator was excellent.

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  • Maggie Hess
  • 12-11-18

I like the performance, especially voice of mother

So I say this periodically. I do tend to rate things high or low. I go extremes in one direction or other. But this is a great story and performance. The awful high temperatures in January ring true, and remind me that is what much of the world has to look forward to or apprehend. I am glad Amazon produced this bold series, and synced them for Audible. Thanks.

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  • Ruth Ann Orlansky
  • 25-07-20

Pathological and Depressing

A psycho mother and a totally inept almost-psycho son fight for control over their house's thermostat during a crazy winter-time heat wave. She wants it hot, he wants the air conditioning. A weird. sick relationship. Now that you know this, you don't have to waste your time listening to this if you don't want to.

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  • Nedieh Red Nav
  • 06-04-20

At least it keeps interest

So far the only book in the series that has enough structure to keep your interest. It at least has a story line that you want to hear out. Even though it doesn’t really play out to the story line in the end.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 17-11-18

Not for me...

Humm... My pet peeve, is a book where I hate the two main characters... I hated the old lady, the mom, such a needy bitch. Oh gods, and her voice was just... jarring... (I myself am an older woman, I hope to god to never sound like this.) and the adult son, wow, that's another thing to have allowed his life to go so far out of control... I don't care how hot it gets outside...
The book is well written... And I thought the narration was good as Chris Andrew Ciulla preformed each character well...

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  • Jason
  • 07-11-18

it was okay.

The story was definitely interesting, but I really, really didn't like the narration. All through the thing, I just wanted to say to him, "This isn't a play or a monologue, buddy, it's a book. quit being so over-the-top dramatic!" Some people may enjoy it, but I found it distracting.

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  • jec
  • 18-11-18

awful narration

i couldn't finish, not even this short story. i tried but no way. the narration was atrocious. i can't say if the story was any good since i gave up halfway through.