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Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer

Narrated by: Kane Hodder
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Unmasked documents the unlikely true story of a boy who was taunted and beaten relentlessly by bullies throughout his childhood. Kane only escaped his tormentors when he moved to a tiny island in the South Pacific where he lived for all of his teen years. After living shirtless in a jungle for a while, he headed back to America where he fell in love with doing stunts - only to have his love burn him, literally. For the first time ever, Kane tells the true story of the horrific burn injury that nearly killed him at the start of his career. The entire heart-wrenching, inspirational story of his recovery, the emotional and physical damage it caused, his fight to break back into the industry that almost killed him, and his triumphant rise to become a film legend are told in Kane's own powerful voice. Take a peek inside the head of the man behind the mask. Be inspired by his triumphant comeback, and laugh at his on-set hijinks as you unmask the world's most prolific cinematic killer.

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Fascinating look at the life (so far!) of Kane

What made the experience of listening to Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer the most enjoyable?

It was a nice balance of family history, stories, details and anecdotes that never dragged.

What did you like best about this story?

The horrific yet fascinating detail of Kane's accident was grueling to listen to, I can't even imagine what it was like to go through for real! Yet it never felt as if it were shocking for shock's sake. It was very well put across.

What does Kane Hodder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

It's always great to hear an author read his own story, and despite some fleeting moments where it felt like he was reading (which of course, he was), most of the time it felt like Kane was just talking to you. I like that.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Jason's back!

Any additional comments?

Having Adam Green read his own introduction was a nice touch. All in all it was a great look at Kane's life and profession, I'd listen to him again for sure.

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Absolutely fucking brilliant!

Been a fan of Hodder for over 20 years and this just made me an even bigger fan. Very inspiring!

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Great book for Friday 13th fans

Great book. Kane is such a bad ass.

Very sad in parts - being bullied and hearing how he got his burns is horrible to listen to.

Great hearing how he got into the business.

5 out of 5 for me.

Met him once and his such a nice bloke.

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Amazing

The story of kane hodder is a incredible one, a sad, a triumphant one and most importantly a killer one

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Mr Vorhees....

A great insight into the man that made Jason and my childhood fears. Loved it.

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Amazing

Loved it so much and would definitely recommend. You can hear the passion for what he does come through as he tells his tale.

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legend

great book, read excellently by Kane himself, the movie trivia is awesome and the story of his burn accident is genuinely horrific. he reads all the nasty stuff with a weird mix of gravitas and glee. a horror legend :)

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amazing book. im gonna have to listen to it again.

amazing book. im gonna have to listen to it again. kane hodder is one of the nicest men ive ever met

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  • VC
  • 30-04-18

Unexpected, Honest, and Great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I know many horror movie fans and I believe they will like or love this book.

What other book might you compare Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer to and why?

None. I cannot think of many actors or people associated to Hollywood who would be as open and honest as Kane Hodder.

Have you listened to any of Kane Hodder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, he has no other audio performances.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, but there were many headshaking moments as well as head shakers and chucklers.

Any additional comments?

I had no idea Kane was from the same area I am and I did not know about his horrific burn accident and subsequent medical torture.

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  • Kylee
  • 11-05-16

Love it

Loved every minute of this book. Even though some parts made me wanna puke and some made me cry.

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  • Melody
  • 02-04-16

Absoultely Amazing

this was, by far, one of the best books to cross my path in a very long time. I have been a fan of Kane Hodder since I was a teenager but this book made me fall in love with him all over again and in a completely different way. I don't mean that in any other way but with the upmost respect. his story and journey are such an inspiration. outside of my own father and husband, i cant think of a better example of a real and true man!!! kudos to you Kane! keep kicking ass and taking names later!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-20

For those who like unique life stories

It was a slow to start, but worth every minute. Kane Hodder is the real deal!

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  • Brian
  • 03-07-19

Perhaps the Best Book I've Ever Read

For some reason, I've always been appealed toward the horror genre. Given that, and how Kane also dealt with bullies, I felt like I immediately connected with the author. Not to sound weird, but I feel like this book came to me just at the right time. This is far more than just an expose of a Hollywood stuntman who played one of films' most iconic roles. This is the story of an authentic human being enduring tragedy and offering hope and encouragement to others. Kane's reading voice is so fantastic and it's like having him in your living room telling his tale. He really comes across as the kind of guy you'd love to meet for coffee and talk with more about film and life in general. He is beyond brave. I now have a much better picture of the man behind the mask, and I know there are many parts of this book that I will continue referring and referencing in the future.

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  • Max Roble
  • 18-03-19

This is THE BEST biography I have ever listen to!

I have listened to probably 25 other biographies read by the subject themselves. They've been celebrities, rock stars, groupies etc. UNMASKED is BY FAR, THE BEST story out of all of them!
I've already listened to this book 3 TIMES in 3 years and I recommend this for EVERYONE! you will NOT be disappointed.

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  • Dalton C. Jones
  • 13-11-18

This Book Was Killer!

I'm a big fan of the Friday the 13th franchise, and it was awesome to hear Kane go through his life. His voice is so distinct, and his honesty was so real. Good read for any fan of his, or fan of horror in general!!

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  • Michael Dube
  • 03-11-18

kane is a legend

kane is open and honest about himself and it translates in his performance as well. rally enjoyed this book

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 17-08-18

Kane hodder is my idol

I give it 5 stars but if I can give it a million I definitely would..
Kane hodder is absolutely amazing and my idol.
I can't explain how amazing he is or how much I love and respect Kane hodder.. y'all he touches my heart. he's been threw so much and still got right back and did what he loves. I love everything he has ever done.

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  • Craig
  • 06-08-18

Excellent.

Kane Hodder narrates about his current life as a stunt-man and actor, whilst including his biography from childhood onward. Plenty of Jason Voorhees behind-the-scenes as well!