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The Box

Narrated by: Jack Ketchum
Length: 21 mins
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The box is Jack Ketchum's 1994 Bram Stoker Award-winning story. It has been anthologized, reprinted, and now it is available for the first time in digital.

This is a live recording of the author, narrating his award-winning story, in the way only Jack Ketchum can....

©1994 Dallas Mayr (P)2014 David N. Wilson

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 21-04-17

SCRATCH A SON AND YOU ALWAYS GET HIS DAD

I AM NOT HUNGRY
This is not scary, like most of Ketchum's writing. It is depressing. I like JK's writing, but this did not make me HUNGRY for more.

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 29-01-20

What was in the Box, What was in the Box?

I really enjoyed this story. It is quite haunting and extremely depressing. As a father and husband, I was yelling inside my head thinking he wasn't doing enough for his family. If you enjoy this story it is adapted in the Anthology XX. Jack Ketchum does a great job narrating the story and provided the emotion that was needed to really make this story hit you hard.

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  • timj26
  • 24-01-20

What’s in the box

Mysterious and depressing this short story packs a punch
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  • Uzzod
  • 15-03-17

This would have been a great novel.

Great short story. could have been a great novel. it grabbed me right away. It also made me sad when it ended.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 26-01-20

Curiosity can be a dangerous thing

Pandora’s box unleashed horrible things into the world. This strangers box decimated a family. A look into the box revealed things about life and death that no child should eve leave know and creates a hunger that cannot be satisfied.
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  • B-Dizzle-My-Schnizzle
  • 28-12-15

OK Story

I'm not sure why so many people are confused by what was in the box since the son tells his father exactly what was in the box. This story might be thought of as a lesson along the lines of Albert Camus's philosophy and the key to understanding it is to contrast the fathers ravenous hunger at the end with his children's lack of hunger throughout.

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