The Box

Uncanny Stories

Richard Matheson, read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio

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What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box?  But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don’t know.  Would you still push the button?

“Button, Button," Richard Matheson’s chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of The Box, the new film from the director of Donnie Darko.  In addition, this outstanding collection also contains many other unforgettable stories by Matheson, the award-winning author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come.

 

"The inventive plots and spare but convincing portraits of ordinary men and women caught up in forces beyond their control demonstrate why Stephen King has called Matheson his most significant influence.”
--Publishers Weekly



 

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Richard Matheson's book The Box: Uncanny Stories. What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don't know. Would you still push the button? "Button, Button," Richard Matheson's chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of The Box, the new film from the director of Donnie Darko. In addition

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"Some of these tales are just plain weird and require an experienced reader who knows when to insert humor and when to ramp up the horror. Grover Gardner does just that, holding listeners in thrall as he brings to life the quirky characters populating the often squirmy plotlines." – Library Journal, Starred Review 
 
"The twelve stories rapidly fall upon each other and hold the reader in pleasant suspense throughout. Grover Gardner, with an almost incredible range of completely convincing accented and gendered voices, performs the stories to a tee." - Sound Commentary
 
"Grover Gardner, an audio-voice stalwart, does a fine job of posing...Mathesonian moral dilemmas." - Winston-Salem Journal
 
"His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart."--Dean Koontz
 
“Perhaps no other author living is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions."--The New York Times

“Richard Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction.”--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Matheson is the master of paranoia--pitting a single man against unknown horrors and examining his every slow twist in the wind."--San Jose Mercury News


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Richard Matheson, read by Grover Gardner

A Grand Master of horror and suspense, Richard Matheson has won the Hugo, the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writers Guild Awards, among others. He lives in Calabasas, California.

Richard Matheson
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The Box
Uncanny Stories
Richard Matheson, read by Grover Gardner

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205629
ISBN10: 1427205620
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$12.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
September 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765361431
ISBN10: 0765361434
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 272 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
September 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765321718
ISBN10: 0765321718
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$16.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
September 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429946278
ISBN10: 142994627X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$7.99
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