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Strange Weather Audiobook

Strange Weather

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Publisher's Summary

Four short novels from the author of The Fireman and Horns, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our society.

One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under cover. 'Rain' explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries...apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers.

In 'Loaded', a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it....

'Snapshot, 1988' tells the story of a kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories....

And in 'Aloft', a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time...and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.

Read by Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Dennis Boutsikaris and Stephen Lang.

©2017 Joe Hill (P)2017 HarperCollins US

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    Farniboy Wirral, UK 08/01/2018
    Farniboy Wirral, UK 08/01/2018 Member Since 2014
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    "A Return To Form for Joe Hill...."

    I didn't like The Fireman, it was a good idea, that started well, but eventally was ruined by being a bloated, saccharine mess. These for short novels are far tighter and tense affairs. Like lots of good genre fiction the stories hold a mirror up to contemporary situations, especially the current political climate in America. Each story is a great, for their own reasons, and the superb narrations really add to a great audio experience.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Gill Northwich, Cheshire, UK 23/11/2017
    Martin Gill Northwich, Cheshire, UK 23/11/2017 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great story"

    Great story, well written and voiced. I would highly recommend this to any fan of the author.

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    Nick Gilligan 21/02/2018
    Nick Gilligan 21/02/2018
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    "3 out of 4"

    2nd story (Loaded) seemed a bit pointless to me so didn’t feel I could rate this book any higher. All stories were very well read tho but not even a good narrator could have saved ‘loaded’

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    hegx Derby, UK 18/02/2018
    hegx Derby, UK 18/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Hit and miss"
    Would you try another book written by Joe Hill or narrated by the narrators?

    Yes, I enjoyed NOS4R2, also read by Kate Mulgrew.
    Wasn't a massive fan of Dennis Boutsikaris' narration, but That could be because I really didn't enjoy the story that he narrated.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Hill again?

    Yes, as mentioned, NOS4R2 was good, might try another Joe Hill book


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    I thought Stephen Lang did a good job of narrating as a whole.


    Any additional comments?

    The first story is ok, although Wheatton's attempt at a South African accent made my toes curl!!
    The second novella is a really good listen. Dark, surprising and worth a listen.
    The third is awful.
    The fourth isn't bad, but it wasn't groundbreaking, and definitely didn't feel like an original idea.

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    Amazon Customer 11/01/2018 Member Since 2013
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    "An Unusual Storm"

    Really enjoyed the stories overall but was a bit mystified with Aloft to start with.

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    Barbara Edinburgh, United Kingdom 15/12/2017
    Barbara Edinburgh, United Kingdom 15/12/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Strange Days Indeed"

    I kept thinking, as I listened, that this writing was oddly reminiscent of Stephen King, so it wasn't a huge surprise when I discovered that Hill is King's son. But he's not a faint photocopy of his dad - these stories are original and distinctive. I found myself marvelling both at his imagination and skill in writing. One of the best books of its genre I've come across, and I ordered another of his as soon as I had finished this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leonide McGuinness 11/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Strange Weather by Joe King "

    Definitely Joe's best book so far. characters were more engaging. He is getting there. 20 words more for a review but I was done in the 1st sentence.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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