You Will Hear the Locust Sing by Joe Hill audiobook

You Will Hear the Locust Sing

By Joe Hill
Read by David Ledoux

HarperAudio

The 20th Century Ghosts Collection

0.95 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780061552410

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .  

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Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Solid, inventive, scary…Reveals a writer who has thought hard about the problematics of horror.”  New York Times on 20th Century Ghosts
“Alternately sad, scary, strange and at times even sweet, these tales will haunt you long after you’ve read them.”  Parade on 20th Century Ghosts
“Range[s] from the mundane to the surreal, with a strong emphasis on the kind of horror tale perfected by Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub, and Stephen King.”  San Francisco Chronicle on 20th Century Ghosts
“Subtle and disturbing in equal measure.”  Coventry Telegraph on 20th Century Ghosts

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Author Bio: Joe Hill

Author Bio: Joe Hill

Joe Hill, author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box, is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Fireman. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 0.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English