Vacation by Matthew Costello audiobook

Vacation

By Matthew Costello
Read by Peter Macon

Blackstone Publishing 9780312680077
7.48 Hours 1
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Jack Murphy and his family need a vacation. This one might just kill them. After a global crisis causes crops to fail and species to disappear, something even more deadly happens. Masses around the world suddenly become predators, feeding off their own kind. These “Can Heads” grow to such a threat that fences, gated compounds, and SWAT-style police protection become absolutely necessary to live. After one attack leaves NYPD cop Jack Murphy wounded and his partner dead, Jack takes his wife and kids on a vacation far up north, to the Paterville Family Camp, a fortress-like compound in the mountains where families can still swim and take boats out on a lake. At first, it’s idyllic. There’s plenty of food, fun stuff for their children, and another nice young couple with kids of their own. And when the camp suffers a Can Head attack, Jack even helps defend it. He’s immediately offered a job in security. His family wants to stay. But Jack slowly comes to realize that there’s something else going on at Paterville Family Camp, and when he makes a gruesome discovery, he will be forced to get his family out, no matter who—or what—stands in his way.

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Summary

Summary

Jack Murphy and his family need a vacation. This one might just kill them.

After a global crisis causes crops to fail and species to disappear, something even more deadly happens. Masses around the world suddenly become predators, feeding off their own kind. These “Can Heads” grow to such a threat that fences, gated compounds, and SWAT-style police protection become absolutely necessary to live.

After one attack leaves NYPD cop Jack Murphy wounded and his partner dead, Jack takes his wife and kids on a vacation far up north, to the Paterville Family Camp, a fortress-like compound in the mountains where families can still swim and take boats out on a lake.

At first, it’s idyllic. There’s plenty of food, fun stuff for their children, and another nice young couple with kids of their own. And when the camp suffers a Can Head attack, Jack even helps defend it. He’s immediately offered a job in security. His family wants to stay.

But Jack slowly comes to realize that there’s something else going on at Paterville Family Camp, and when he makes a gruesome discovery, he will be forced to get his family out, no matter who—or what—stands in his way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I absolutely devoured Vacation by Matthew Costello. It’s dark, subversive, deeply disturbing, and absolutely compelling.” Jonathan Maberry, Stoker Award–winning author
“Costello takes a typical family and throws them headfirst into a situation that’s anything but. What would you do to protect those you love at the end of the world? A thrilling, fast-paced story of priorities, secrets, and survival.” David Moody, author of Hater
“Costello is a master at lean, swift pacing. I read this book in three big gulps. And had life not intruded I’d have swallowed it whole.” Jack Ketchum, award-winning horror author
“Unstoppable…undeniable…un-put-down-able…Matthew Costello’s Vacation is a hybrid horror/action/SF classic! Working at the height of his powers, Costello crafts a lean, terse, terrifying juggernaut of a book, which blends the minimalist punch of James Ellroy with the ravenous blitzkrieg of Danny Boyle’s fleet-footed zombies in 28 Days Later. Set aside several uninterrupted hours, because once you crack this open you’re going to be sprinting breathlessly to the last page. Highest recommendation!” Jay Bonansinga, national bestselling coauthor of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
“Matt Costello’s work has always been impressive, but Vacation is just flat-out amazing. Truly epic in scope, this astounding science fiction / horror hybrid has ‘soon to be a major motion picture’ written all over it.” Bentley Little, Stoker Award–winning author
“Costello sets up a world simultaneously threatened with constant surveillance and complete societal breakdowns, foreshadowing the camp scenes nicely with a suspenseful and frightening ‘rest’ stop on an electric fence–enclosed highway.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Matthew Costello

Author Bio: Matthew Costello

Matthew Costello is the bestselling author of a number of successful novels, including Vacation, Home, and Beneath Still Waters, which was adapted by Lionsgate as a major motion picture. He has written for the Disney Channel, BBC, SyFy, and has also designed dozens of bestselling games, including the critically acclaimed The 7th Guest, Doom 3, Rage, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 7.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English