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The Box

Uncanny Stories

Richard Matheson, read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio

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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  • The Box Movie Trailer

    A movie trailer for The Box, based on the short story Button, Button, by Richard Matheson.

  • The Box by Richard Matheson--Audiobox Excerpt

    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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Praise for The Box

"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

"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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The Box

Uncanny Stories

Richard Matheson, read by Grover Gardner

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Macmillan Audio

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