Give Me Your Heart by Joyce Carol Oates audiobook

Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

By Joyce Carol Oates
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
9.59 Hours Unabridged
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The need for love—obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable—takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates.  In the suspenseful “Strip Poker,” a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men—can she “outplay” them?  In “Smother!” a young woman’s nightmare memory of childhood brings trouble on her professor mother—which of them will win?  In “Split/Brain” a woman who has blundered into a lethal situation confronts the possibility of saving herself—will she take it?  In “The First Husband,” a jealous man discovers that his wife seems to have lied about her first marriage, and exacts a cruel revenge, years after the fact.  In ten razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home. Narrated by Angela Brazil, Susan Boyce, Stephen R. Thorne, Rachael Warren, Parker Leventer, Fred Sullivan, Emily Woo Zeller, Matt Clevy, and Mauro Hantman.

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Summary

Summary

The need for love—obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable—takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. 

In the suspenseful “Strip Poker,” a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men—can she “outplay” them? 

In “Smother!” a young woman’s nightmare memory of childhood brings trouble on her professor mother—which of them will win? 

In “Split/Brain” a woman who has blundered into a lethal situation confronts the possibility of saving herself—will she take it? 

In “The First Husband,” a jealous man discovers that his wife seems to have lied about her first marriage, and exacts a cruel revenge, years after the fact. 

In ten razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home. Narrated by Angela Brazil, Susan Boyce, Stephen R. Thorne, Rachael Warren, Parker Leventer, Fred Sullivan, Emily Woo Zeller, Matt Clevy, and Mauro Hantman.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Like all the best nightmares, these tales work by literalizing ordinary fears you may have had yourself…Reliable chills for fans.” Kirkus Reviews
“Weaving characteristic gothic themes and feminist overtones, the prolific Oates presents another successful collection of macabre short stories…This will please fans of serious fiction and short stories.” Library Journal
“[A] fine collection of ten tightly focused tales about love and its aftermath…Each story shows the power of Oates’ never-ending clear, clean prose.” Publishers Weekly

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English