Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones audiobook

Mongrels: A Novel

By Stephen Graham Jones
Read by Chris Patton  and Jonathan Yen

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062412690
9.70 Hours Unabridged
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Nominated for both the Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker Awards, and a Best of 2016 selection of Tor.com and Book Riot, acclaimed horror writer Stephen Graham Jones' Mongrels goes beyond your typical werewolf story to show a young boy, mired in poverty and always on the run, coming-of-age in a world that fears him and hates his family...but may just be more monstrous than he could ever be. He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks. For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes—always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they’ve been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change. A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story— funny, bloody, raw, and real—told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way.

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A BookRiot Pick of Scary Books for Halloween 

Nominated for both the Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker Awards, and a Best of 2016 selection of Tor.com and Book Riot, acclaimed horror writer Stephen Graham Jones' Mongrels goes beyond your typical werewolf story to show a young boy, mired in poverty and always on the run, coming-of-age in a world that fears him and hates his family...but may just be more monstrous than he could ever be.

He was born an outsider, like the rest of his family. Poor yet resilient, he lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. They are mongrels, mixed blood, neither this nor that. The boy at the center of Mongrels must decide if he belongs on the road with his aunt and uncle, or if he fits with the people on the other side of the tracks.

For ten years, he and his family have lived a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes—always on the move across the South to stay one step ahead of the law. But the time is drawing near when Darren and Libby will finally know if their nephew is like them or not. And the close calls they’ve been running from for so long are catching up fast now. Everything is about to change.

A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story— funny, bloody, raw, and real—told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Mongrels isn’t just a coming-of-age story or a horror story…I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I won’t forget it anytime soon.” Carrie Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author
“Lyrical…The narrator’s voice is heartfelt and absorbing…An often moving portrait of a family struggling to survive.” Publishers Weekly
Mongrels left me speechless…It’s so smart, original, thrilling, horrifying, and human.” Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
Mongrels is at once an adolescent romp through the tangled woods of family history and a rich compendium of werewolf lore old and new.” Christopher Buehlman, author of Those across the River
“Full of horror and humor and heart, at once a nightmarish road trip and a moving story about a broken family leashed together by their fierce love and loyalty.” Benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands
“A love letter to the American South…A Holden Caulfield analogue dropped into an old horror movie with a soundtrack by Warren Zevon.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Stephen Graham Jones

Author Bio: Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of numerous novels and story collections. He has received many awards, including an NEA Fellowship in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for Fiction. He earned his PhD from Florida State University and now teaches at CU Boulder and UCR-Palm Desert.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English