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Strange Weather

Written by: Joe Hill
Narrated by: Joe Hill,Wil Wheaton,Kate Mulgrew,Stephen Lang,Dennis Boutsikaris
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

"One of America's finest horror writers" (Time magazine), Joe Hill has been hailed among legendary talents such as Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, and Jonathan Lethem. In Strange Weather, this "compelling chronicler of human nature's continual war between good and evil" (Providence Journal-Bulletin), who "pushes genre conventions to new extremes" (New York Times Book Review), deftly expose the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of everyday life.

Snapshot, performed by Wil Wheaton, is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories snap by snap.

A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump...and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in Aloft, performed by Dennis Boutsikaris.

On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails - splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. Rain, performed by Kate Mulgrew, explores this escalating apocalyptic event as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.

In Loaded, performed by Stephen Lang, a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.

With an afterword from Joe Hill, read by the author.

Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from an artist who is "quite simply the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Kortya).

©2017 Joe Hill (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Best of Hill so far!

Everything of Hill I would highly recommend! Especially with the cast of Kate M and Stephen L!!! #Audible1

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Has the potential to grab you and not let go.

Two stories in and I'm sold on this author. "Loaded", with its cowardly main character, his lack of responsibility and who's ego and sense of right is held together only by his ability to own and carry a firearm to use as he sees fit really worked me up. My resentment and hatred of him is, to me, a testament of the power of the author's storytelling.

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LOVED IT!!

stories were compelling and it has some of the BEST narrators. I will be buying more of his books once I'm done this one.

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Didn't finish.

Reads like someone writing because they have to meet a deadline. Some interesting ideas, but shodily executed. Very disappointing.

I usually like these voice actors, so I don't know if it's my general dislike for the stories that rubbed off, but they played the character roles like caricatures.

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Great Collection of Short Stories

All four stories were enjoyable and a good listen !! If you enjoyed this book, you will like Joe Hills other books The Fireman and NOS4A2, this one is my personal favorite so far :)

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Great Short Stories

Very interesting stories. Loved the narrators. Love the writing style, can not wait for more. #Audible1

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Haunting Yet Exciting Read

Strange Weather had me gripped from the very beginning. Each story brought about new emotions, whether it was intrigue, horror, or hope. I found myself anxious for the next chance to sit an read.

Only one warning, the subject matter of one of the stories, Loaded, is very haunting and may be triggering for those who have lived through or been effected by mass shootings.

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