High Crime Area by Joyce Carol Oates audiobook

High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread

By Joyce Carol Oates
Read by various narrators

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780802122650
7.11 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Eight stories that deftly test the bonds between damaged individuals

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Summary

Summary

Eight stories that deftly test the bonds between damaged individuals

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“These ‘tales of darkness and dread’ won’t put you to sleep, but they’ll give you more interesting nightmares…In a way, ever story is a character study…sure to focus a basilisk eye on the weak spot that reveals our own ugly impulses and make us defenseless against the terrors of the night.” New York Times Book Review
“Exquisitely written…there is no better stylist alive than Joyce Carol Oates…Read High Crime Area and prepare yourself for eight surprises, the number of stories in the book.” Huntington News
“Oates offers unexpected glimmers of redemption amid the grotesquerie, degradation, and exploitation that fill this collection’s eight tales…Oates is at her best depicting characters who seem perplexed by their own needs, desires, and obligations.” Publishers Weekly
“These stories take the reader to desolate intersections and grimy tenements that mirror the dark reaches of the human soul; the combined elements of literary fiction with genre fiction and true crime offer added audience appeal.” Library Journal
“Oates carries forward the great American dark-tales tradition with spellbinding craft, a cutting female eye, and a keen sense of how the diabolical infiltrates everyday existence…Powerhouse Oates brings both exterior and interior worlds into excruciatingly sharp focus, evoking dread, grim exaltation, and the paralysis of prey. Oates’ potent dark tales are addictive.” Booklist
“Oates’ mastery of imagery and of stream of consciousness enhances the gritty settings and the frailties of her grotesque and pitiable subjects.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Wes 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
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Story

Great story with twist and turns

I like the love story entangled with a murder involving the FBI and local police. Throw in a violent snow storm, a couple of drunks, a town squealer and you have a heck of a story.

Author

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, and novellas. She is the 2019 recipient of the $10,000 Jerusalem Prize, given to “international writers whose body of work assert the freedom of the individual in society.” She is also a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, among other major awards.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English