The Incredible Shrinking Man

By Richard Matheson
Read by Yuri Rasovsky

7.88 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight, the result of exposure to a radioactive cloud. He becomes a national spectacle, a freak that is bullied by teenagers and disrespected by everyone. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous—until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence. This is the terrifying novel that inspired the classic Hugo Award–winning motion picture, also written by Richard Matheson.

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Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight, the result of exposure to a radioactive cloud. He becomes a national spectacle, a freak that is bullied by teenagers and disrespected by everyone. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous—until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.

This is the terrifying novel that inspired the classic Hugo Award–winning motion picture, also written by Richard Matheson.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A horror story if ever there was one…a great adventure story—it is certainly one of that select handful that I have given to people, envying them the experience of the first reading.” Stephen King
“A classic of suspense as poignant as it is frightening—a mix that only Richard Matheson could pull off.” Dean Koontz
“Matheson’s legendary 1956 sci-fi tale…is beautifully realized by Yuri Rasovsky’s memorable reading. Enthusiastic and compelling, Rasovsky seems predisposed to the suspense master’s style of writing. Capturing the brilliant mix of everyday life and extraordinary horrors that Matheson is so revered for creating, Rasovsky reads with a dry, cool wit that breathes new life into this classic tale. He knows exactly how to relay the tension and anxiety to his audience, and never ceases to raise the stakes and bring the audience to their knees in sheer terror. This is a thrilling and unforgettable experience.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Yuri Rasovsky reads with great energy and expression.” AudioFile
“Rasovsky’s malleable voice gets larger and smaller as the novel flits between Carey’s past and present, and his dramatic pacing and facility with regional accents enhance this audiobook.”  Kliatt
“Richard Matheson is a wonderfully expressive author, drawing emotion out with every turn.” SFFAudio

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Author Bio: Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” from The Twilight Zone. He also wrote episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Night Gallery, and Star Trek. Several of his novels and stories have been made into movies, including The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and What Dreams May Come (starring Robin Williams). Over the course of his career he won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer’s Guild Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English